I first participated back in September when I was on the Flamingo Scraps Guest Design Team. Back then, they featured five designers and five products. I really struggled to use products that were outside my comfort zone. You can see what each of us made here: September Flamingo Five.
I was really anxious for my Flamingo Four package to show up. Would I like all four items? Would they be as challenging as last time? Would I have an idea right away? I opened the package and found this:
I really liked the black glittery ribbon and the Prima embellishments. The patterned papers were OK, but more vintage and busy than I prefer. I took a deep breath and turned the papers over, hoping as hard as I could that they were two-sided.
YES! Not only were they two-sided, but I absolutely LOVED the reverse of the papers. Now these are totally me!
I had so many ideas! I decided to alter an unfinished wooden box that I had laying around, then create a coordinating card. I started by painting the box black (actually "Licorice"). I painted right over the gold hinges. Then I added a coat of Folk Art's Black Extreme Glitter. Here's what the box looked like when I was done painting:
I cut the two Prima papers to fit in the center area and attached the ribbon across the top. I used about a dozen coats of Mod Podge to seal it. Finally, I used one of the Prima embellishments on top. I whipped up a coordinating card.
Here's a closer look at the box:
I'm really happy with how it turned out! I still have quite a bit of the paper, ribbon and embellishments left, so I'll definitely whip up a bunch more cards- stay tuned for those!