Here's a recent project I had fun making, that is totally and completely inspired by the most enchanting little boxes I'd seen at a stationary store!
I just love this floral image (and others like it) from the "Joys of Life" booklet by Crafty Secrets. They remind me of the vintage postcards I used to purchase in antique shops, when I couldn't afford much else--each one is such a beautiful little piece of art, UKWIM?
I found the plain white slider box (the large size box was used here; the small ones are like matchboxes) at Impress. And, the gaaaaaw-jus glitter used to accent the image is "White Gold" by Martha Stewart--it's the one glitter I've found that closely resembles real vintage GLASS glitter, and I love that it is not "definitely" gold in tone, nor "silver" in tone.
I also acquire (and hoard, wretch that I am) seam binding ribbon--I just love how silky it is. Because it is so thin, it was perfect to use for creating the bow that slides the box from the casing, without adding extra bulk to the design.
The scalloped bottom was done by tracing the box onto some textured ivory paper, and cutting a border with SU! retired scallop scissors.
Came together so fast, I 'bout fell down dead! But, instead, you know what I did . . . Bwah ha haaaaaaa!!! *wink*
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2007 GMT Views: 1555
Registered: October 28, 2007 Location: Duvall,WA. Posts: 584
Wed, Mar 19, 2008 @ 7:10 AM
I LOVE this! It's got my head spinningwith ideas! I am definatelygoing to have to get those pretty images from CS, cuz' knowing me if it were a stamp, I'd be spending the whole day coloring!! Thanks for sharing!! Gonna give it a try! Im out in Carnation,btw, but go over to Whidbey pretty often..what area are you in?