The holidays are fast approaching and I always like to present a gift in a handmade container, especially gift cards. It provides you the opportunity to give a generic gift card in a personalized gift box – elevating it to the next level!
I have recently discovered that Colorbox® Crafter’s Ink pads by Ann Butler can be used to stain wood – SWOON! This opens up a whole new world for me in moving beyond fabric and paper with my ink pads and stamps!
Now on to my project…
In a well-ventilated area, spray painting the outside of a craft store octagonal wooden box with Wood Tone Spray Paint, let dry.
Place craft store balsa wood slats on a protected work surface, (like an old towel) mist lightly with water and apply Colorbox® Crafter’s Ink by Ann Butler: Ocean Breeze, Limelight, Blueberry, Deep Woods, Evergreen and Aquamarine in sweeping motions. Let ink dry completely. To achieve darker tones, mist and apply a second layer of ink.
Apply Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to the back of slats and attach to the lid of the wooden box in a vertical pattern to follow the lines of the box.
Flip box over onto a self-healing mat and trim off excess with a craft knife.
Create Faux Stitching on the top of your gift box with the NEW Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler – Stitch Stamps and Colorbox® Crafter’s Ink by Ann Butler, Bark. I have to say that I LOVE these new Stitch Stamps, they are the perfect addition to Ann’s line of Faux Quilting stamps! Let ink dry completely.
Fill with some holiday cheer and give a Crafter’s Ink Stained Gift Box as the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
Check out the Ann Butler Designs Facebook Page for even more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by! –Beth