I love making boxes and books! It's so satisfying to be able to design something from scratch, build it, and have a finished product that is well-made, sturdy, and attractive. And, it sure is nice to be able to decorate a box without once having to consider how heavy or thick an embellishment is!
I made this box to hold a card set that I made last year. I did make a box for the set when I first made the cards, however, it wasn't really deep enough, and envelopes wouldn't fit inside with the cards--not very convenient for a card set! This time, I get the measurements perfect.
I used the May 2015 Week 1 Viva la Verve sketch to decorate the top of my box. The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of canvas that was left over from the box spine fabric, and it is distressed with distress ink, stamps, and a little water. I also stamped a few distressed spots in Pumice Stone Distress Ink in several places.
A side view.
I made this clay embellishment a couple of years ago. It started off as white, but I colored it with Inka Gold. I started with a base of Champagne Inka Gold, then to get the green into the crevasses, I added a tiny bit of water to some Green-Yellow Inka Gold and painted with it. The Copper was rubbed on dry.
The spine of the box has a strip of the same cardstock that covers the top and bottom of the box.
This is the inside of the box.
I added glass marble feet to the bottom of the box, then because these are a little slippery on furniture, I used a standard hole punch to punch small circles of craft foam, then glued them to the glass marbles. The foam dots also help with uneven marbles--no more wobbly boxes!
That's all for now. Have a Wonderful Week!
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