Thursday, May 16, 2013

Basket Tutorial

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Hi everyone!   Steph here.  Today, I wanted to share a basket I made using the Vintage Label and Banner dies.  This set, made to mirror JustRite stamps, contains two vintage labels and three different sizes/shapes of banner dies.  

Looking for a tone-on-tone effect, I stamped the leaf stamp from Heartfelt Creation's Classic Bella Rose stamp set onto each of the smaller vintage labels with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Then I embossed each piece with Clear Fine Detail embossing powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  Love the embossed effect! 

To create a sturdy base, cut chipboard 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  Using a Scor-Buddy, score 1/2" around all 4 sides and fold.  Cut the small squares from each corner.  

Using Scor-Tape, apply to the chipboard edges and then adhere the large vintage labels.  Add Pumice Stone Distress Ink where necessary to cover the chipboard.  

Once the labels were adhered, I carefully cut around the labels, making the chipboard less prominent.

To create the handle, cut a 1" x 11" strip from Esse Smooth Pearlized Cocoa Cardstock. Stamp the leaf stamp from Heartfelt Creation's Classic Bella Rose stamp set repeatedly along the strip with Pumice Stone Distress Ink,  then emboss with Clear Fine Detail embossing powder.  For a strong hold, apply Scor-Tape to the edges of the handle and adhere to opposite sides of the basket.

To finish the inside of the basket, adhere the large black vintage labels to the sides and a piece of black cardstock on the base.

Punch a hole in each side of the basket and tie with Doodle Twine.

This is a really nice sized basket and would be perfect to place candies or even a few flowers inside.
Cute basket!  Thanks, Steph!!

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1 comment:

joy said...

What a cute basket! I can see this being used for end of school teacher gifts.