Do you ever have the perfect stamping project planned out in your head and then you try it and it just doesn't work? That recently happened to me. A friend of mine was getting married and a few of us decided to celebrate and take her out to lunch. I was going to stamp some boxes, fill them with a few wedding favors, and use them as the place settings at the table. The original idea was to stamp them with some beautiful swirling images and emboss them in silver embossing powder and then decorate them....didn't happen! It just wouldn't turn out right. So I decided to go a much simpler route and I love the way they turned out.
I stamped the heart image in Versamark ink and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Next I took a Metal Edge Tag and pulled the cardstock out of the middle so I was left with an empty metal frame. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the box and threaded both of the ends through the center of the metal frame. I folded the ribbon ends to the side and then used some Hemp Twine to tie the ribbon in place. The ribbon is the only thing holding the metal frame in place. They were very simple to make.
I know what you're going to ask...where did I get the boxes? You can find these at just about any retail store in the wedding section. I've had these in my stash for a while so I haven't checked recently to see if they're still available.
Thanks for stopping by! ~Dannie
Stamps: Mini Mates
Paper: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Metal Edge Tag