Sunday, January 23, 2011

Love - Altered Box and Card

Happy Sunday everyone J Well I have been working on this project for a couple weeks now. I have never altered a box before but wanted to do this as a special gift. I am going to a 25th Wedding Anniversary next month, so I made this box for her to put party souvenirs in. I will probably put some wine glasses inside as a gift. Love the Tim Holtz feet that I added. I used papers from my Scrapthat kit. The papers are from My Mind’s Eye Union Square Collection.
First thing I did was paint the box two times with acrylic paint. I punched strips for the base and used pop ups to give them some dimension. I added some cool love saying to each side and those awesome Tim Holtz feet. They are actually really heavy the feet, so this box has some weight to it.
I used some lace and stickles on the box top, added a few flowers and a photo from their wedding day. I put some diamond glaze on the bird and LOVE section. When it dries it give it a raised texture that is shiny. Below is a couple close ups of the box.

I also made a card this weekend with my Jan kit from Swirlydoos.  I love the bright colors in the kit. I added some ribbon, lace and liquid pearls. The title is …This day shall be a love day….I will probably give them this card also with the altered gift box.
Both were fun projects to make. And I am sure she will love the box as a keepsake. Thank you so much for stopping in for a peek. I hope that you all have a fantastic week. Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J


CapuchaCarmesi said...

Wow, Just amazing! I fell in love with the box! Super!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful romantic box. An amazing altered

pwnmom said...

Help! I am wondering how you attached the feet/foundations?? I recently purchased some old cigar boxes and found these feet at Michaels, but they don't include any screws or nails.... I thought maybe E6000? Please let me know... ladette[at]live[dot]com thanks!