This box was another commission. A friend asked me to make it for her
friend Tina's big 'O' birthday. Tina and her partner Dave have the most beautiful garden, in Truro, Cornwall, UK, which they open to the public each year. It's called 'Poppy Cottage Garden' so it was clear what the theme should be.
Here's the link to their garden website - it's well worth a look: http://www.poppycottagegarden.co.uk/
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Unfortunately for Tina, my friend Teresa didn't warn her that it was an exploding box and Teresa told me "poor Tina almost fainted when she lifted the lid off her box".
This image gives you some idea of the height of the explosion.
I like to keep the outside simple so that the inside is a surprise. Maybe not quite as much as it was for Tina though!Box Details:
Lime green card again. Tinted with VersaColor Lagoon Blue & Marigold.
Stamped using Perfectly Clear 'Leafy Silhouettes' in VersaColor Evergreen.
Spot glittered with ultra-fine green glitter.
I made a template for these poppies and cut them out from heavy weight red paper.
Each poppy is made from two layers which I scored and creased before gluing together.
I finished by dotting black ultra-fine glitter in the centres.
These are made using a small daisy leaf die and tinted with VersaColor Evergreen ink
These were made using 'EJ Honey Bee' stamp set (one I designed myself).
I stamped onto acetate using black Stazon, cut each bee out and crystal glittered the wings.
I then stamped onto lightweight card, coloured the bodies using marker pens, cut the bodies out and glued them onto the acetate bees.
I highlighted the black with ultra-fine, black holographic glitter.
Small wooden Ladybird embellishments painted with 'Glossy Accents' to give that classic Ladybird glisten.
Thanks for looking.