This past Monday, I was presented with the challenge of using "Metal Foil Tape" on a card. I was so excited to create a card that I decided to create an altered project as well.
I used a box I found at Paper Source ($1.50) and instead of using metal foil tape, I used regular tin foil. First I scrunched up my foil (not in a ball) several times. Then used my brayer and rolled it across to flatten out the tin. To enhance and give dimension to the box lid I cut out the #3 and #4 die from Nestabilities Blossoms Two from Spellbinders - then adhered it to the box lid. Once that was on, I used some small pearls and gems in each corner to give dimension and interest there as well. I covered it all with the tin foil and then began to burnish it with Rangers Distress Ink (Black Soot) and Viva 3D-Stempel-Farbe (Copper). The box and lid are lined with turquoise felt. Embellishments on the lid are gems, lace (to represent a Spanish mantilla), and rope (to represent the Mexican or Spanish cowboy - Vaquero). The feet of the box are from the collection of Tim Holtz which can be found at most craft stores.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 @ 10:24 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW! Your details are amazing! Susie, well done! I am at a loss for words...and that hardly ever happens! Stunning, so glad you have been listed in the favorites....thinking I will see your name there many times this week!!!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:20 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW....this is absolutely AMAZING!! I bow to your creative genius in the making of this wonderfully creative box! I can't even imagine the hours you put into this beauty (well it would be DAYS and DAYS for me) and the result is "priceless"! Just gorgeous my friend... who ever gets this keepsake box will be bowled over by your talent! A fav FOR SURE!!!
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 28374
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 @ 3:01 AM
Susie, this is STUNNING ... BEAUTIFUL .... AMAZING!!! I have only just posted my favourites, this would have been in them had I seen it first! A lot of work has gone into this beauty, one to treasure!!
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