Thursday 29 October 2009

Exploding Box - Oriental

I made this box purely for pleasure. I was itching to use some new autumnal card stock Mum had brought me on one of her visits to London.
I'm really proud of myself because I didn't use any glitter at all - Boy was that tough!


The panels are inked with VersaColor - 'Burgundy' then edged with Encore - 'Ultimate Metallic Gold' and embossed with clear embossing powder to give an aged feel.

The stamps I used were Habico Clear 'Chinese Symbols' and EJ 'Butterflies and words'

From the Habico set I stamped the Wisteria in Encore - gold, embossed with 'Mirror Gold' and the chrysanthemums in burgundy then clear embossed.

The flowers are two large daisy punch-outs and the centres are made the same way as in my 'Young Love' flower tutorial.

I highlighted the panel corners, flower centres and the butterflies with liquid pearls 'Golden Gold'. LOVE that stuff but the fine nozzle does tend to block very quickly!

I haven't been making many boxes recently because Mum and I have been busy planning a blog for general paper crafts and cards ranging from basics to advanced things such as three dimensional pop-ups. We'll be posting tutorials, ideas and free downloads/templates. It covers all the other things I'm passionate about as well as boxes.

We've only just added our first post but have lots more to come so hope you have the time to give it a visit. Here's the link: crafticious.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and for being so patient with me - I'll be back soon!