Thursday, January 3, 2008

Careful - Explosion Below!

One of my resolutions for this month is going to be to try to stamp at least six days a week, whether for fun, to try a new technique or for an assignment. Last night I tried a new technique. It is a different take on a card called an Explosion Box. I have seen lots of these (my iPod came in a type of Explosion Box!) but I had never made one. This is for Valentine's Day, maybe good for a teacher, even.




I followed directions that I found on SCS (thanks, Julie!). I think I'd like to make smaller ones, though, so I'll have to try this again with different measurements. Here is a look at the "exploding" box and stamped sentiment inside:



No, that isn't product placement for Wegmans, it just happened to be the only tea I have in house right now. I think some nice tea would finish off this project nicely. Of course, changing the sentiment and image to something chocolate (or mini cupcakes!) would be cute, too.

* ETA: There have been some requests for the instructions for this box. Here is the link for the instructions *

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/explosionbox.php

info: bark and patterned paper, images and sentiment by A Muse, cardstock by Bazzill, COPIC markers - walnut and shadow pink, ribbon from my recycled supply, pearl pin by Boxer Scrapbooks, seed bead.

13 comments:

linda said...

Elena,

This is STUNNING! Bravo!

Becky Rusher said...

I love this, Elena!

PennyH said...

I love it! I love all the pink too!

Heather said...

This is really cute, Elena! Love the pink pin too! Adorable!

melissa said...

Wow, that is beautiful! Great job!

JULIE said...

This is SO sweet and pretty, Elena! I let out an involuntary "Ooooooooh!!!", that's how purdee it is! Beautifully done!

Well Said Cards said...

Very cute! I like the little pin on the top of the box.

ddc designs said...

This is adorable and beautiful!!

Tracy said...

I LOVE this Elena. I'm definately going to be trying this technique out for V-day. TFS!

jennie m said...

This is SO beautiful Elena! I love it!

Michelle M White said...

I think this is so great! I love the "shabby" look too.

Connie said...

whee! These cards are so awesome. You have been hard at work this new year.

Rhonda said...

Just amazing!! I love everything about this perfect project!