Thursday, 17 May 2012

An Exploding Box Wedding Gift

Now a little while ago Carolyn, from Crafts by Carolyn's asked if anyone had made an exploding box recently. You can find the instructions to make these on the page I have just linked!

Now, I have never tried one of these before but her question got those old cogs working and I thought I might attempt one to give at a Wedding we are going to next month. The instructions are quite simple, I start this yesterday afternoon and have so far, managed to finish decorating the outside of the box.

I inked up an embossong folder with pink ink, then attacked the edges with Brilliance Coffee Bean, followed by Metallic rub ons to give it a distress "vintage" look....well that was the idea anyhow!

Spot my flower made with scraps of pink papers using Tattered Flowers Decorative Strip and two of my little heart tags that I made yesterday were put to use too.

Now I have to decided what to do inside!!!!!!!!! Now I want to leave it pretty basic so that the happy couple can put in pictures of their special day, so just a few basic embellies and some personalisation I am thinking at the moment....but we shall see. I normally just go with the flow.

My litte box meets the challenges from;

Just keep on creating - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Distressing

Right, have about 30 minutes creative time left before my peace and calm are broken!
Hopefully I'll be back again soon to show the inside of the box.

x X x


Hazel said...

This is gorgeous, Adele - look forward to seeing what you do with the inside. It's so lovely to see your beautiful crafting once more - enjoyed looking at your recent projects x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this time
Love Jan

suzARTe said...

this creation is just lovely and worth all the hard work. The embossing looks fantastic.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :)