Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mothers Day Gift

Today I am sharing with you a great idea for a mothers day gift. I started by stamping images from the Papertrey Guidelines 2 stamp set on SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock to create the pattern paper then I hand painted the the images with Adirondack Wild Plum and Butterscotch acrylic paint. After that I made it into a mini box using this template. Next I added a tag that was made by stamping an image from the Papertrey Boxes, Bags and Tags set with Versamark Ink then I embossed it with silver embossing powder. The word mother is from the Papertrey Mixed Messages set and is embossed with silver embossing powder as well. When I was done making the taag I cut it out and added it to some silver organdy ribbon that I tied around the box in a bow. Inside the box you will find this.
A matching Bangle Bracelet! In the current issue of the Technique Junkies Newsletter there is a new technique for making them. Their technique uses wood bracelets for the base but I ended up using cardboard tubing for mine the kind that holds posters. I started out by painting the base with Turquoise Start burst Stain. After that I stamped the flower image from the Guidelines 2 stamp set on it with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and hand painted the flowers with Adirondack Wild Plum and Butterscotch Acrylic Paint as well. I finished the bracelet off by adding tiny nail rhinestones to the centers of each flower then I sealed it with Matte finishing spray.
Bangle Bracelets seem to be very popular right now and my mom is the the one who gave me the idea to start making bracelets like this. I will be putting this one up in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in buying it. I have a lot of other ideas for making more of these bracelets too so be on the lookout for more of them in the future. That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.


Scrap-Happy Mama said...

Super pretty and stylish. Very well done!

Beth said...

Unbelievable Terri I can't believe that gorgeous bracelet is made out of a cardboard tube what a brilliant idea and your gift box is just as lovely.

Birthday Card said...

I like the color and the work on the bangle.

Happy Mothers Day

Babies- Beth said...

Outrageous colors, Terri! I think it fits the Casual Midweek challenge #49, too!!