Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Card boxes for my Card Classes.

 I went to my friend Teri's and we played with ideas for the boxes that I am going to give to each person who signs up for my card classes.  We used the Dreamin level 2 paper pack, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Elmer's glue, Modpodge, Acrylic paints and Sunset, Pacifica, Honey and Dessert Sand Ink.  We also used Harvest Happiness C1463, Unscripted C1465,  The Present D1436 and Treasures D1375 which is retired.  We tried a new technique which my Niece Tarina used on my Altered clipboard that she gave me.  It is called Faux Crackle, you paint the Elmer's glue on then paint on the acrylic paint and heat set.  As the paint drys the glue separates and makes the crackle affect.  This is the box I altered. The boxes are white when you order them, so we painted them blue and then we decided where we wanted to have the Faux Crackle, I wanted mine on the bottom right corner.  I painted the corner with the glue then with a mustard color of acrylic paint, heat dried it and then I tried to do 2 layers of the Faux Crackle to show the blue and the mustard, that didn't work out so well so Teri held the heat gun while I took a stylus tool and scraped the paint to show the blue again.  I then took the Dessert Sand ink pad and rubbed it all over the box, including on the faux crackle.  We then decided what piece of paper we wanted to use and cut it to size, tore the edge and curled it up then distressed the edges and glued it onto the front of the box.  
Then we decided what paper we wanted on the front of the box and then the ends and back.  We cut, stamped and distressed the papers then glued them on to the box.

I made several Daisy flowers on the Cricut in different colors and sizes then I cut a 3D daisy, set at 1" out of chocolate and curled it up really tight to make the center of the daisy to make it look like a One Eyed Susan.

Here is a close up of the smallest one.
I also cut a 3D daisy flower from Sunset and curled it up to make the flower that I used on the top of the box.   I cut the banner at 1" and stamped the word CARDS with a SU stamp set.  I don't know the name of it, but will find out if you want to know, just leave me a comment. Then distressed the edges of the banner and curled it with the handle of the stylus til I had it just the way I wanted it.   Before we glued the flower and baner down I stamped the leaves and swirly spray on the top of the box where they would show from under the flower.
You can see in this picture where the banner is raised in the middle.
Once I was done gluing everything down where I wanted it I started on the inside of the box.  I cut pieces to fit the lid so that when I open the box up it won't bubble or buckle up in the creases.  We then took Mod Podge and painted the entire box before we added the flower and banner.  After the box dried I glued the flower and banner on then painted the flower with Mod Podge and used it to glue the banner down.

This is how Teri's box turned out, she even stamped sentiments on her box.  I love how her Faux Crackle turned out.  This giant wish flower from the Treasures Stamp set is awesome too.  Teri stamped smaller wish flowers inside the giant one with Sunset and Honey inks.  She also used a brad in the large flower center.

We worked 2 evenings on these boxes and finally finished them last night.  Teri and I have so much fun working on projects together.  We laugh, we joke and we get some really good ideas when we're together. 
If you would like more information on how to alter these boxes like paper sizes just leave me a comment or send me an email, and I will post the info.  If you wish to sign up for my Card Classes click on the tab above that says Classes and sign up for the Class you want, with or without a card box, then click on Buy Now.  

I would love to get some comments on what you think about the boxes.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed the card boxes.

Happy Scrapin',


1 comment:

  1. Wow! Love both boxes! Beautiful work. They look like lots of fun : ) Love you