Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pink It Up Altered Trunk and Card

I created an altered trunk as a gift. My goals were to make it super pink and super feminine. LOL. I hope you think it turned out that way.

A couple of exciting things about this project — I had the opportunity to incorporate the new GORGEOUS Big White Gardenia flowers from I am Roses. WOW! WOW! WOW! I am in love. Those flowers are unbelievably beautiful, and shipping was super fast too. I received them within 7 days of placing my order, including Sunday.

Also, I really enjoyed working with the MinWax Polyshades 1-step stain and sealer to finish the box. It's really 1 step, and the finish is terrific. Try it out on your next project, if you haven't already. I used the pecan color, which is light and warm, exactly what I wanted for this girly, girl trunk.

I used stronger pinks in this project, which was a challenge for me as I usually prefer soft pink. But I think they look great. The lovely, bold pink glittery damask of the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 Blush paper served as a perfect background for the warm pink, ivory and vintage toned IAR flowers I used on the box. I fussy cut the patterned floral paper from Websters Pages Western Romance, what a fun paper collection!

Since this box is a gift, I made a card to go along with it. I don't consider myself much of a cardmaker and therefore I rarely ever make them. But I had a lot of fun creating this card using the scraps from my box project. It turned out super cute! The glamour girl is from Crafty Secrets Glamour Girls collection stamp set.

Here are links to all the flowers I used in these super pink and super girly projects.


5 Big White Gardenia – Special 2

Big Soft Pink Gardenia —GB4 - 124

Mixed Random Brown Color — R21- 827

Mixed Pink and White Roses — R6-1

Pink Carnation — CA1 – 120

White Daisy — D1 – 15

White Semi Open Rose Buds — T30 – 151

100 Small Brown Flowers 2 Tone – S10 - 40

Small ivory gardenias GB3

Soft Pink Semi Open Rose Buds T30 – 124