Hi, Rosali here!
Today I have a special project to show you! As you might know I am mainly a cardmaker when it comes to crafting but once in a while I can’t resist to make something else out of pretty stamps and paper! ☺ And since Easter is coming up very fast with family gatherings and dinners I decided to make a little table decoration, cutlery holders to be specific!
- Cut down a piece of paper in the size of 7 1/8” x 7 1/8” (square). I would recommend picking a sturdier paper (min 160 lb) as people are gonna wanna pick the holders up and take the cutlery out. I knew I wanted to watercolour on mine so I used a mixed media paper (300 g/qm, equals 200 lb).
- You need to make three score lines on your square. One at the bottom, 2” from the corner. The other two scores lines need to be 3 1/4 “ from the left respectively right corner. I took a picture of the measurements for you to make it clear:
- After the scoring you can decorate your paper however you like! I heat embossed some stamped images on the backside of the paper (I used the backside of my mixed media paper because it had a smoother surface, which makes heat embossing easier). I mainly stamped on the three scored flaps and left the backside rather plain. I used “One Triangle at a Time” for two cutlery holders and a dot stamp from “Happiness Overload” two create a Polka Dot pattern on two other holders.
After heat embossing everything in white I used spring-y yellow and light green watercolour paints to colour the whole outside part and also the visible inside part of the cutlery holders. On the backside I added a triangle heart from “Happiness Overload” and a sentiment from “The Necessary One” in green metallic embossing powder.
- If you use a bone folder to round the three flaps a little bit towards the inside you get more room “inside” the holder for the cutlery to be in. Don’t glue the right and left flap together too tight. You won’t need any glue on the bottom flap if you stuck it under the other two flaps.
- Now you can put pretty stamped images on top of the cutlery holders. I chose the beautiful flower from “For My Sunflower”. I colored each with Copic markers using Y21, Y26 and YR24 for the petals and some green shades for the middle part. I also added highlights with a white gel pen.
- To finish my design off, I put a circle of vellum behind each sunflower and heat embossed “celebrate” from the “Spread Your Wings” stamp set in white on black cardstock and mounted everything together with foam tape for a bit of dimension.
Here are the finished cutlery holders-with enough room in them to put a small paper napkin inside as well!
Happy spring! ♥
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