Watercoloured Three-Tier Gift Box

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This watercoloured gift box set uses just one Spectrum Aqua Marker. An easy to make project that is sure to impress!


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How to watercolour the box lids:

Step 1: First, trim two sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” watercolour cardstock as shown in picture.


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Step 2: Then apply anti-static powder to each panel, if desired. On the three lid panels, use VersaMark ink to stamp flowers.

Heat emboss with white embossing powder. On the left-over scrap panels, stamp and heat emboss more flowers.

These extra flowers will be used to embellish the boxes.


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Step 3: Watercolour the box lids using the Kingfisher marker randomly around the flowers.


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Step 4: Apply a wet watercolour brush to an uncoloured area, and then work the brush into the ink color.

The ink will begin to flow into the wet areas, and you can continue to brush the colour around as desired.

The goal is to create a watercolour background around all the flowers.


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How to watercolour the flowers:

Step 5: Colour the flower centres and then blend out with watercolour brush.


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Next colour the flower embellishments with the Kingfisher Aqua marker in the areas you want darkest.


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Step 6: Apply a wet watercolour brush to uncoloured area, working the brush up to the ink.

The ink will flow into the wet area and create beautiful watercolour flower petals.


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Step 7: Set aside the panels to completely dry.

Once dry, trim out all the flowers from the scrap panels and add a pearl to the centres.

These will be used to decorate the boxes.


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How to make the lids using The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion and The Boxer Board:

Step 8: Place the lid panel onto The Boxer Board with one edge butted up against the “Box Lid” sidebar.

Score at the 1″ line.

Repeat this on all edges of all three panels.


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Next Step 9: Cut a small v-shaped notch in each of the corners, where the scored lines intersect. The first cut should be along one of the scored lines and the diagonal line should be cut from the excess corner piece.

Fold and crease along each of the scored lines and adhere the corner tabs to form the lids.


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How to make the box bottoms using The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion and The Boxer Board:

Step 10: Create the bottoms using three panels of white cardstock (measurements below).

This time butt them up against the “Box Bottom” sidebar to score the lines. Cut corner notches, crease, and adhere the same way as the box lids.

Box bottom cutting and scoring measurements:

Large box bottom – 11 1/2” x 11 1/2” panel, score at 2 1/2” Box Bottom score line.
Medium box bottom – 9 1/2” x9 1/2” panel, score at 2 1/2” Box Bottom score line.
Small box bottom – 7 1/2” X 7 1/2” panel, score at 2 1/4” Box Bottom score line. (Note: The side tabs may need trimmed off a bit on this box bottom before adhering.)


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Assemble the boxes by stacking on top of each other, adhering together if desired.

Tie ribbon around the stack and embellish with cut out flowers.

Tutorial Credit: Lori Barnett

Supplies used for this project:

Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock
Spectrum Aqua Marker – Kingfisher
Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass Groovin’ 60’s Collection – Bloomin’ Sixties EZMount Rubber Stamps
The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion and The Boxer Score Board
Watercolour Brush
Anti-Static Pouch
VersaMark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Heat Embossing Gun
12” x 12” White Cardstock
White Pearl Stickers
White Ribbon
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Adhesive