Monday, October 30, 2017

Sparkly Art Deco Box - Spellblogger post for Spellbinders

I'm back with another Spellblogging post for Spellbinders
and this time I've a box to share with you

I do enjoy making boxes! For this project I made my own box and luid, then used a beautiful Art Deco inspired die set to decorate it. The beauty of this die set is that you can use these dies in various ways, including making a background for your project, rather like that on last week's Spellblogger card.

There is a Spellbinders Steel Rule die which cuts a beautiful box to use with this and a few other 'inserts', but I don't have it (yet!), so I made this box myself using a strip of folded card (there is a join as my card wasn't long enough for the full length I needed) for the 'walls' then separate pieces for the base and the lid.
I cut squares from each face of the box before I folded it up, then cut 2 each of a couple of the Art Deco inserts (you get three) and the plain rounded square piece in gold card to fit over the apertures.
Next the glitter card panels were glued on the inside, and the box folded and glued together.
I cut a plain square into the lid piece (before forming it into shape, and added a square of the glitter card to the reverse.  I cut a smaller square of geld card, with an even smaller square cut from it on the diagonal to decorate the top of the lid. the feather shapes were created from the third of the insert panel dies. The gold ribbon was slotted through a slit made in the centre and th messy bits covered with another square of blue card on the inside of the lid

Blue card for main box and lid
Gold card
Turquoise Glitter card

Gold Lurex ribbon

Here's the Spellbinders die set I've used this time

Art Deco Divine Deco Shapeabilities Etched Dies

I also used:

Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
And this is the Art Deco Box Forte Contour Steel Rule Die that is now on my Wish List.  It cuts up to 8 layers on each pass!

That's it for this time, I hope you like it and would love to hear what you think.  Thank you for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store where you will be tempted by lots of lovely dies, stamps and much much more!

Happy Crafting


Kate M said...

Absolutely fabulous box, love the style and colours of your design. Interesting how you constructed it!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning box. Those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and great box Kate
Gr Karin

Laine said...

Stunning box Kathy. Love the blue and gold colour combo and stunning die cut detail.

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning box very Art Deco

Brawny said...

A stunning box Kathy. Beautiful colours x

Sylvia Ames said...

Such a beautiful colour and fabulous Art Deco dies.

Sylv xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Ooh beautiful box Kathy. The inserts are stunning. Cathy x

Shabneez said...

Great project Kathy - the colours really compliment the design. Shabneez x

Karen Whittaker said...

Stunning colour combo on this project xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

WOW! just stunning Kathy