I have a very dear friend who had a birthday and I wanted to make her something. We had been making flowers with dies, punches and stuff and I thought she could use a place to store them so I altered a cigar box. This is the lid. It is covered with embossed, sanded, painted and inked paper. The plaque in the center is chipboard covered with Metal tape, embossed and painted gold then highlighted with Aztec Gold Gilder's Paste. The little flower bead at the bottom is the knob to open it.
The sides were ebossed with a swirl design and Inked. The shell banding is a Martha Stewart punch colored with Gold paint dabbers. The flowers are also a Martha Stewart punch and inked with Distress Inks. The corners are covered with more metal tape.
I covered the inside with drawer lining paper that was gifted to me. It is the perect colors and also scented. My friend loved the box. Of course it was a belated gift, but I hope it was worth the wait!