A dear friend of mine will soon be going to Taiwan to pick up her new adopted daughter. This little baby has been long awaited and prayed and hoped for by so many. We can't believe that so soon she will be here with her new family! My friend asked if I would make a box and card for her birthmother gift. This sweet baby's name in Chinese means Iris, so that will be her American name as well. The box and card I made are a tribute to this beautiful little girl.
I made the box first. It's a slightly modified 2-5-7-10 box; I made the front and back 3.5" inches wide instead of 3" (and thus the sides are 1.5" instead of 2"). I made the box out of SU's gold cardstock, then I stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl in Versamark and embossed with Ranger gold EP. The ribbon is (I think?) A Muse. The iris stamp is by Hanko Designs. I colored the stamp with old olive marker and a purple Tombow marker, then stamped on very vanilla and colored in the flower with a lighter Tombow purple. I cut out and embossed with Nestabilities, using a larger scalloped oval so I could paper pierce the scallops. The purple is Bazzill cardstock. Finally I added some Martha Stewart half pearls to the scalloped edge of the box flap.
The card was made with all the same materials, using the layout (flipped) for the Weekend Sketch Challenge. I put the panels onto a textured vanilla card that measures 5x7. Here is a close-up of the iris.
I really hope that my friend loves this - it was made with a heart full of love for this baby that none of us has even met yet!