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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Vintage style trinket box and tutorial

Hello everyone
 Several people commented on a card I had made that was on the Hotshotcrafts stand at Olympia. They wanted to know how I did the vintage look so here is a very quick tutorial to show you how to do it

cut silver card to fit emboss folder


paint over embossed image with black acrylic paint

Here is a project I made this afternoon using this same process. You can also find it on the Inspirational blog
at the end of the week.Here is the post.

 Hi Sarah here from I thought you might like this quick and easy tutorial that will transform a plain box blank into a vintage style box.
All you need is
  • Silver card
  • Black acrylic paint
  • old paintbrush
  • emboss folder and die cutting machine ( I used Sizzix Big Shot)
  • Sizzix dies, flowers and leaves
  • Kitchen roll or cotton wool
  • Craft mat ( optional to paint on )
Start of with a box blank

Cut strips of silver card to fit sides of box

 Emboss strips of card with an embossing folder

 Paint over card with black acrylic paint
Wipe of acrylic paint with kitchen roll or cotton wool. some of the paint will remain in the recessed parts of the embossed image

Stick pieces of card to box sides

Paint lid of box with Acrylic paint

Add the flowers and leaves that you have made, using the same process

Your box is now complete

Hugs sarah x


  1. Wow SAarah this is amazing I woun't even try something like that lol thanks for comment on me blog and for heads up on candy but I beat you to it and have already entered well done with this project though
    Jacki xx

  2. thanks a lot for the tutorial!

  3. Ooooh, neat technique! thanks for sharing.

  4. These are AWESOME! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  5. Fabulous work Sarah with stunning outcomes. The flower is amazing.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. fab tutorial!!!....Love how you have made the holographic card look so fab and distressed, perfect for vintage....I have a load of card like this from when I first started crafting....I had kind of gone off it...but now I want to dig it out and have a play, thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Juls

  7. Ohh FAB this is so COOL Sarah!!!

  8. fantastic tutorial sarah, the effect is stunning and i love your altered box especially the lush flower :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Thanks for the awesome tutorials.

  10. oh wow this is so clever and your finished projects look amazing i love this technique and must give it a try thanks for sharing xx

  11. What a gorgeous box Sarah and so many photos too!! xx

  12. Oh wow this is incredible Sarah!
    Hope you are having the best time at the NEC!
    kim x



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