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Monday, 7 July 2008

Pyramid Box

On Saturday night Kari set some great challenges for the monthly INKlings team cyberstamp - the first one was to make a pyramid box from this template. I decided to make mine an exploding box by reducing & enlarging the template by 10%.

This is the box closed .......


& here it is opened. I went a little crazy with the rub ons - they are so much fun!

Here is a close up of the flower. All 3 flowers come from the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit - they only come in white, but the beauty of this is that you can dye them whatever colour you like. The gray one was dyed using Basic Gray ink & an aquapainter. I tried this method for the black one also, but the finished result wasn't dark enough so I just coloured it in using a black Stampin' Write Marker. Can you see the gorgeous brad in the centre ?? - it is from the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware that will be available from August 1st! It is just gorgeous, so keep an eye out for more projects made using some of the other pieces in the kit

This last pic is abit grainy, but still shows the rub ons nicely. They will attach to almost anything & look really great on photos - I had no trouble getting them half on the pics & half off either.

Stampset: spring Solitude

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Going Gray, Basic Gray

Ink: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Basic Black

Accessories: Silver Brads, Urban West Rub Ons, Black Hemp Twine, Gray Taffeta, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Pretties Kit

6 comments:

Kari said...

OMG Alana! this is stunning! Love the colour scheme and all the rub-ons! Beautiful! :) K

Debbie M said...

OMG this is gorgeous! What a fantastic idea! And love the stamp set you have used - love seeing others make it into something so wonderful as I never seem to be able to make anything nice from that set LOL

Debbie M

Lin Mei said...

What a tremendous twist on the pyramid box, Alana! Awesome and beautiful. I love it and your blog so please accept a Brillante Weblog award from me.

Chantelle said...

This is just so nice - such a cute idea. Love the colours you've chosen and how you've used the Pretties Kit.

Carol Dunstan said...

Love all the detail shots you have included here.

Also wanted to let you kow I have nominated you... check my blog for the details :)

kim evans said...

This little box is adorable! I love your color choices - and the rub-ons! (they are fun, aren't they??!!!) Thanks so much for sharing this idea -- I just may have to CASE it!! Thanks so much!!!
Kim