I decided to make these creations using parchment. I used a Papermania damask design and stamped the parchment in white Stazon to create the background. I love working with parchment and don't use it nearly often enough.
The box I made below was a bit tricky...it was quite by accident that I made the lid smaller than the base (doh!)...however when I came to put it together I realised the lid would fit into the base....I was really pleased as it covers where the parchment joins, which as no doubt you know is the hardest part of working with parchment-how to stick it together so that the tape or glue doesn't show through.
The beautiful flower centres are new by Prima called "Sultan Gems", from Quixoticpaperie.
The stamp I used is by Personal Impressions...this was a stamp I bought at my craft class last month..I stamped the poinsettia 4 times, once on to black card and 3 times on to parchment, and then layered it up. I think the parchment gives it a lovely delicate quality.
I thought the poinsettia flower would look great as place settings on the Christmas table...well maybe next year lol...and I can't profess to making the napkin ring, that's courtesy of BHS!
See you soon!