Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Simple Little Match Box Treasure

Hi everyone! Time for a little project with a little step-out.

I think you might just love this.

 I started with Manila cardstock and the Matchbox Die from Tim Holtz. It's so stinkin' cute, I can't believe it!

Next I used Distress Paints and swiped them in a random pattern starting with the Mustard Seed in the middle and working my way out.

Don't worry if there are some spots that don't get covered, I used Broken China Distress Ink to fill in later.

Then spritz with water before it dries to let them blend a bit.

I dried the paint with a heat tool and added Picket Fence Distress Paint with the Bubbles stencil.

Don't cover the whole area, just spots here and there.

The last layer is all stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink and the French Flight Flamelit stamp set.

Make sure if you're using a script stamp to have your stamping going in the right direction....take your time and figure it out.

Here you can see the Hand is upside down in this picture, but when you turn the "slider" section right side up to slide it into the cover, it becomes right side "up".

I love how the Broken China and Seedless Preserves blend here!!! The bit of Mustard Seed with the Barn Door and Festive Berries just makes me smile.

Add a piece of double-sided tape to the top piece or just glue it.

Fold up the drawer section according to the easy directions and add a piece of decorative paper inside.
I found the Bohemian Bazaar - Opulent Sunset matched perfectly with the painted box.

It's a beautiful collection from Graphic45.

I also used my blending tool to add Broken China and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to the inside of the cover. 

The "all my heart" charm was added to some Crinkle Ribbon with a jump ring and tied in a bow around the box.

You could give this in place of a card with a gift of money in it, or a little jewelry treasure for that special person.

It's so much more fun than a card, and it's a keepsake they'll want to save.

Check out the links below and use my Code iecain81 for 10% off your purchase at Inspiration Emporium.

Be Well and Create ART,


Products Used:
Tim Holtz - Matchbox Die
Tim Holtz - Distress Paint-Mustard Seed, Picket Fence, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Festive Berries and Barn Door
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink-Broken China and Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Crinkle Ribbon and Heart Charm
Sizzix Framelits Die Set w/Stamps - French Flight
Tim Holtz - Bubble Stencil


Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Love the layers of color and text!

Sharon Y said...

Fabulous Linda! The colors are so happy and festive. The final stamped images really bring it to life. Great idea for gift giving.

SusanK said...

These would make great party favors for my mom's 80th birthday party on Sunday? Are you game to make me some? LOL

Vickie Kammerer said...

LOVE It Linda. Simply awesome.

Cardgenie said...

Linda, this is gorgeous. I love the colours. That die is so cute, I've got to get me one!! Jean.x

Lisa H said...

wonderful!! I love all the colors. This die is on my wishlist lol.

Dodie said...

Beautiful creation! Love all of the colors and how you combined them!

Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Coco said...

I just love love it Linda, thanks so much for sharing, that reminds me that I have this match box die and never used it so far, I'm ashamed... :( Crafty hugs, Coco

Karen Garrard said...

Oh my....Linda these matchboxes are just beautiful! I recently bought this die and haven't has a play with it....but I will be now. Thanks so much for your inspiration! Karen.x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Linda this looks totally fabulous and thanks so much for the great step by step photos! I actually own this die and have never yet used it, so this is fantastic inspiration, thanks!!