thought I would create a gift idea this week; a seed box which would
house seed cards and seeds for the recipient to plant. I began by die
cutting the Seed Box using Eileen Hull's Recipe Box Sizzix Die and
coordinated Recipe Cards.
coloured the seed box with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress
Inks; applying the inks to a piece of recylced plastic and then pressing
the ink covered plastic onto the die cut piece and then drying with a
heat tool. I applied one colour at a time until I was happy with the
coverage. The coordinated cards were also coloured in exactly the same
stamped the front of the seed box with the Seed Packets Background
stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink which adds further to the aged
added one of Wendy Vecchi Matt Minis which I coloured with Orange
Blossom Archival Embossing Powder to create a Terracotta pot. Whilst the
melted powder was hot I used one of the background stamps from the
Grunge Elements and stamped into the hot powder which added further to
the aged pot appearance. When I added the embossing powder to the pot I
removed some of the powder from around the edges and then once the
melted powder was cool I then coloured the edges with Potting Soil
Archival Ink to add further to the ageing. I stamped the back of the
seed cards with the Grunge Elements stamps.
Each card was stamped with the Seed Packets Background stamp, which I inked with Fern Green and Potting Soil Archival Inks.
added a plant label to the terracotta pot which I stamped with part of
the imagery from the Seed Packets Background. The plastic plant labels
were coloured with Citrus Alcohol Ink. I also added a plant label to the
lid of the box and added some random stamping using the background
stamp from the Grunge Elements stamp set. The wording 'Harvest', 'Plant'
and 'Seeds' are from the Harvest stamp set. I applied Vintage Photo
Distress Ink to all the edges.