Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Box Full Of Love

I am so excited to be embarking on a new creative journey as a member of the Sin City Stamps Design Team.  I hope you enjoy the projects that I bring to you, a mix of scrapbooking, stamping, claying, and much more.  Come along as I experiment and create with new products from Sin City Stamps (www.sincitystamps.com) & Frog Dog Studios (www.frogdogstudio.com)

I love little treasure boxes.  I found a small cardboard box (3"x3"x2") that I decided to deconstruct to create a new, better version.   With that thought in mind I gathered my materials:
1 sheet  "Music Notes" by Recollections Scrapbook paper
1 sheet textured cardstock
glue stick, pencil, & scissors
GlueDots

Trace the opened box template onto "Music Notes" paper and cut out carefully.  Cover entire back of cutout with glue stick and attach to the back of textured cardstock.  Press together adding more glue as needed.  (Please Note: the music notes should BACK to the texture)  Score fold lines into the textured side of cutout and begin to fold box.  Cuts for flaps can be made using an exacto knife OR the scissors (I find the Exacto knife to make cleaner lines).  Fold box together.  Use GlueDots to adhere flaps. 
Now you are ready to move on...

Frog Dog Studio was gracious enough to supply design team members with the February "Mixed Media Kit".  I choose the VersaMark watermark stamp pad, the Romantic Background stamp(from Sin City Stamps), and the Magenta PanPastel.    The VersaMark ink is wonderful to use with embossing powders, so I tried 2 variations: one stamped directly onto the cardstock and the other colored (first) with Magenta Pan Pastel, then stamped.  I was curious what would happen if I stamped the ink without any embossing powder and was pleased to see a beautiful, delicate image emerge!
(Note: The top image has Marcasite embossing powder applied, the middle has Pearlustre Amestyst [both by Stampendous], and the bottom image is the VersaMark all by itself). 

I used a decorative pair of scissors to cut the bottom image out.  Placed against the music box the image needed a little pop.  A bit of Magenta on a Sofft Art Sponge smudged along the edge was the perfect touch.
 

Now anyone who knows me can see that this is a bit plain for my taste.  Time to add a bit of (what else??) polymer clay and create a little dimension.  I just happened to have the perfect flower on my clay table.  A few GlueDots to the back and it is attached.
Hmmmmm, still needs a little something.  Perhaps some ribbon....punch a few holes, weave the ribbon in and out
Maybe a button...
Final touch, a card is needed.  I chose a simple message from the Romantic/vintage Ephemers Sheet, roughed up the edges a bit with a Faber Castell black Gelatos and tucked it in behind the flower. 
 
 
 

Now to make a treat for inside,but that will have to be a project for another day :-)  Have a beautiful, creative day!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely box, great details. TFS and welcome to the SinCity Stamps Design Team

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  2. Thank you very much. :-) I am looking forward to the next 6 months to create outside my box!
    (hehe)

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  3. Wonderful project and lovely details on the box. So glad to have you with us on the team.

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  4. Great box! colorful too! Congratulations on the design team!

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Thank you!