Yesterday, I stumbled on a blog called Stamping Celebration. This is run by a group of super talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have pooled their resources to offer a weekly creativity challenge. So, I thought I would play along. As you can see from the photo, this week's inspiration colors are the traditional Valentine's Day red, black, and white. (UPDATE: I also entered the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. This is another group of talented SU demonstrators who have a weekly blog challenge, so be sure to check them out.)
Let me start off by saying that I did come up with this idea on my own, but then found out later that Monica Weaver at Add a Little Dazzle had already beat me to the punch. You know what they say...great minds think alike. LOL! Since I did purchase my embossing metal from Monica and she inspires me with practically every thing she makes, I will give her credit, because I know that her creativity has most definitely rubbed off on me when it comes to working with embossed metal. But as you can see, our projects did turn out a little differently.
I covered two $1.29 Russell Stover heart boxes of chocolate; one with red and the other with black embossing tin. Just like Monica, I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, but that is where the similarity ends. I opted to add some 6" wide tulle netting to my hearts. I think it gives a very romantic feel to the project. I topped off the tulle with some satin ribbon roses that I made by hand. You can see my video tutorial for easy ribbon roses here. I used a needle and thread to secure the rose and then stitched it to the bow so that I was certain it would stay together. I created a simple little tag with the Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating punch.
Wouldn't either of these make wonderful wedding favors? You just need to be careful when you work with metal sheets because the edges can be a little sharp. I sanded the edges down some to make them safer to handle. I love how these turned out so much that I resurrected my photo light box to photograph them. I broke one of my lights several months ago and I just got a replacement light a few days ago...what timing!
Hope you like 'em! Have a great day!