Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tiny Flower Gift Box for a Man

Welcome, dear visitors, friends and followers,

to my third "Technique Time Tuesday" as a proud member of their DT! This time Mynnette shows you how to fold

 "Dahlia Flowers" 

and - you know me - I am not very much of a flower girl, but I really like the design of this one as it is very Origami like and versatile.

I had prepared my flower for quite a long time without knowing exactly with which project to use it, but I chose a very decent (and Steampunk-able - just in case *lol) paper for the flower.

By accident I stumbled upon a small brown cardboard box that was ideal for the job!!! My flower looks like I made it to fit exactly - hah, lucky me! :)

I glued the flower to a piece of card, which I cut exactly to size, distressed at the edges and blended with DIs. The top of the box was first covered on the sides with my favourite washi tape I also used with this project.

To add a rusted look I gave the washi taped sides a treatment with alcohol inks. I really love that look and having that done I decided this to be the main eyecatcher alongside with the flower itself!

So I had to keep the sides of the container rather simple. I used one of the fab Tim Holtz Grunge stamps to add some texture, blended the edges of the box with DI "walnut stain" - voila!

You also have to hop over to Mynnette's blog to see the fabulous flower projects my DT mates made! They have a lot of awesome inspiration on the go in store for you!

Maybe you have also heard the awesome news: Technique Time Tuesday offers a prize to give away each month to our challenge winner! So check it out and let me see your Dahlia flower projects soon!

Thank you very much for stopping by (and for so constantly leaving comments with me - even though I have been a rather bad comments writer for the last weeks - due to health issues. Your comments really mean a lot to me and I will try to do better as soon as I am back to normal! I promise!) 

I enter this project with FSC's "anything goes" challenge.


die amelie


  1. Wow, eine großartige Blume und eine tolle Box hast Du gewerkelt, liebe Claudia.

  2. eine "gnadenlos" SCHÖNE Verpackungsbox! Hammer!

  3. This is a real beauty. You are so talented my friend!

  4. Hi Claudia, I love your gorgeous flower, it has a kind of origami feel to it. It looks beautiful with the metal centre and your box is wonderful with the washi tape edging. A beautiful make! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Auch ein tolles Werk!!!! Gefällt mir!!!!


  6. wow Claudia - die ist einfach fantastisch geworden!!!!

  7. A stunning box with that eye catching flower Claudia...it looks like a real tresure box.
    Good luck with your health

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  8. Wonderful box and I love how you can make even flowers looks masculine and grungy.... looks like a fab technique!

  9. Love your grunge flower, and it does look made to measure on your fabulous box... happy accidents - we love them! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful break...
    Alison xx

  10. Schmachz...so lasse ich mir Blümchen auch gefallen und überhaupt, die ganze Box ist klasse. Design und Farben passen 1a!! (:o)

  11. Hi, Claudia! I hope your holiday is/was fabulous! LOVE this awesome box--it really is perfect for that gorgeous flower you created! LOVE the distressed edges! :) HUGS and have a great week! :)

  12. Looks like a great project - really captures and masculine feel whilst still being a flower - amazing! x

  13. what a fabulous creation.
    hugs June x

  14. Fabulous box Claudia, I believe that you put a lot of work in this fantastic flower! I really hope that you feel better till now and I wish you all the best!

  15. I love your steampunky flower, and the box is just so perfect for it too! I think it adorns it perfectly! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  16. Claudia this box is amazing!!! Fabulous job, such a unique design :)

  17. Wie cool, das ist eine tolle Idee, sieht klasse aus. Vielen Dank für deine erneute Teilnahme bei FSC.

  18. A fabulous flower and box Claudia, love the tape and grungy ness of it all. Thanks for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  19. This is such a cool box! Love that grungy flower. Thank you for joining us at FSC.


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