It's a new month and that means a new Inspiration Box from:
This month's Inspiration Box is jam-packed full of crafty goodness!
he stamp set has 41 PIECES! And the coordinating die set has
14 PIECES! This kit is so worth the cost!
I decided to make an exploding box for my project. Let me
show you how I made it!
First I die cut my box pieces from Harvest card stock. My die
comes from Spellbinders. Then I put my box together.
I didn't have any paper that looked remotely prehistoric, so I went
on Etsy and found Digitalcollagecafe. They had more than one set
of prehistoric/dino papers. I chose one and went with it! I cut
coordinating papers for all of the flat surfaces of my box.
Next I stamped my images onto coordinating solid card stock. I chose
3 colors - green, orange-red and blue and did my stamping. I stamped
the balloons first. I stamped them once on my background card stock to
give it a base and did some paper piecing with the 3 colors.
I also stamped the dino and the volcano. My green card stock was
on the thin side so I also stamped a piece of the background paper for
the dino so I could back that piece as the dino would have to stand
without much adhesive.
I used the "I Lava You" stamp and stamped a word on each one of the
balloons. Later I went over the letters with a black Gelly Roll Glaze pen
just to make it stand out a bit more. I did minimal coloring on my images.
Some gray Copic markers on the volcano and then glitter pens for the
fire on top and the bits on the dino.
I also stamped some dino footprints around the flaps on the front and
sides. I needed a bit of filler for the box so I printed off another piece
of the digital paper and cut individual pieces out of it.
I adhered all of my elements into place and my exploding box
was finished! What a fun project to create!
Of course, this box collapses flat to fit into an A2 envelope.
What a fun spring kit to play with! Look for this newest
Inspiration Box and all of the other fabulous subscription
Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to
stop by and be inspired!
In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them.
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.