Hi everyone, Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. I'm honored to be guest designing again today. This week's theme on the challenge blog is an "altered item". One of my favorite things to alter are card boxes -- it's something I can have on hand and give as a gift, filled with handmade cards:
The box is 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 inches deep. It will hold about 8 handmade cards with envelopes, depending on how embellished they are. I inked the edges of the box with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tarnished Silver, then, using Mod Podge, attached Close To My Heart paper from the Lucy paper pack. I used the Fitztown image, Garden 7 as the focal point, coloring the flowers to match the papers. I used Copic markers to color the flowers. I used a Spellbinders Gold label die in 2 sizes. The flowers started out white, but I inked them to match the papers and added matching brads (flowers and brads from CTMH). The rhinestone flourish is also from Close To My Heart.
Here's a view where you can see the box a bit better:
This is a great challenge -- it takes us out of our comfort zones a bit and does what it's supposed to -- challenges us! I had a wonderful time as a guest designer with my altered card box!