Hello friends. The challenge at Papertrey today is to use stripes in your project. I'm doing something a little different than a card today, since I needed a small gift holder for my hubby's Valentines Day gift. I love making pillow box gift holders with PTI's Pillow Box die and really loved how this one came out! Take a look:
I cut the pillow box out of kraft cs and then embossed it using a striped embossing folder. I sponged the stripes with some Soft Suede ink (SU!) to make the stripes stand out a bit more. (if you click to enlarge the picture, you'll be able to see them better.) I then added PTI's Heart Border die towards the bottom with some white and red heart design paper, and then used PTI's Limitless Layers: Hearts and Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches to create the main focal image. I also used Wonderful Words: Love die which I embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a nice shiny look. Tied it up with a sheer red ribbon and twine, and also a tag from Tiny Tags die and stamp set (also PTI). My natural instinct was to make it a lot more frilly and girly, but don't think hubby would have liked that! Anyway, I think I achieved the look I was going for and really do like the way it turned out. :0)
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