Good morning my Duckadees. Hope you are all supahdoopah.
I must apologise to Annie for not giving her a more formal welcome to the pond. . . . . .so welcome to you from Down Under and for those of you who don't know Annie, you can check out her fab blog here .
Thank you for your kind comments on my previous post, especially your commiserations. I shall be showing the other cards I submitted to CE in future posts. One of them was my birthday card for Nesta Vipers (see here) as they didn't need to be brand new projects.
Now today's creation is an homage to the wonderfully talented (and all round good egg) John (hope he has recovered from Monday's birthday celebrations).
He made a fabulous box with a baby's crib in it (see here) and I did the usual "Hmmmm, I wonder if it would work if I did this. . . . . . . . .?" So I gave a box a bash using a different die set.
I cut four of the SB Butterfly Magic die out of purple PMD card, leaving a generous border around each piece (This took one sheet of A3) I had originally intended to cut two out of a single sheet of A4 (so that there were two pieces to join rather than four) but this die needs a second pass through the GC after turning it which you obviously can't do with an A4 sheet. Now, if you know anyone with a Big Shot Pro, who lives in the same country, you can probably manage it.
So, that's why I had to cut it on four separate pieces of card.
I Hougied the sides, bottoms and tops of all pieces and then stuck them side by side with red liner tape. I then cut four pieces of acetate (I knew I would use it some day lol!!!) to fit over each aperture and stuck it to the inside side with red liner tape. I then joined the two open ends to make the box. I cut two pieces of card for the base. I stuck one piece to the outside and one on the inside.
The lid was made in the usual way and I added several layers of SB Captivating Squares to the lid, on foam pads.
No practice run, this is it, but I decided not to add anything else, by way of decoration or introduce any other colour as I thought it was ok as it is and I didn't want to cover the sides.
A couple of other snaps as close ups and also a pic I took as I had put it down in the sun and I loved the shadow it created.
I hope that I have done John's concept justice and thank him for making me think outside the box, literally hahaha !!!
I am happy to do a step by step, if my garbled details above are as useful as a chocolate teapot.
Meanwhile, happy holidays to the Turkish Delights from the Scottish Posse, who are off to Canada and Ireland respectively and to Jackie D, who is floating somewhere in the Atlantic (not literally, hopefully) on her cruise.
A happy day to all of you, wherever you are on the planet.