Good Sunday morning. I am officially on vacation until Monday the 29th. Woo Hoo! I am such a happy girl! My project today is one like I have made many times before but this time I made it into the inside of an empty Russell Stover chocolate covered cherries box. I have no idea how the box got empty. LOL! The box is 5.75” square and is 1.5” deep. I decided create a diorama and adding depth and dimension with Bendi (curved) ground snow layers.
I started by inserting a piece of blue cardstock inside the box to create the sky background. I cut four different snowy layers with my deckle scissors leaving each one wider than the box and crimped them with my wave crimper. I cut the back layer to the width of the box and attached to the box with double layers of mounting tape. As I moved forward the next layer was cut to be just about 1/16 of an inch wider than the inside of the box. This allowed there to be a small bowed curve when attached ton both sides with double layers of mounting tape to the layer behind it. Believe me when I say that it doesn’t take much additional width to create a bow. I added 1/8 of an inch to the third layer and 3/16 of an inch to the last layer. Each were attached at the edges to the layer behind it with a double layer of mounting tape.
I cut Tree Frame using tan woodgrain embossed cardstock and cut off the frame surrounding the tree. I cut the Fir Trees and crimped them with my straight crimper. Next I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the trees and pine sprigs and applied Polar White Flower Soft. I used an old brush to apply the glue on the trees and spread it on the pine branches with my fingers. Be sure to wash your brush well if use it to apply Crafter’s Pick. It will wash out but your brush will never be great for fine painting after that. I attached all the trees into the scene with double and triple layers of mounting tape. I tucked the pine sprigs into the scene attaching with glossy accents.
I colored the bunnies with antique linen and vintage photo ink using a mini applicator and attached them into the scene with mounting tape. I attached the cardinals in the scene with rolled glue dots.
I finished by cutting a frame using the grand labels one and attached to the box with 1/8” double stick tape.
I love how this turned out. I will send it to my mother-in-law. She keeps everything I send her out around the house all year long. It touches my heart.
If you are interested in finding out more about creating Bendi projects there are a two different step by step tutorials and videos over at Splitcoaststampers.
All dies used ton this project are made by Impression Obsession.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
Box size: 5.75” square and 1.50” deep.