I need storage for all the Artist Trading Cards that I have made recently, so I made a box to keep them in.
I cut six pieces of mountboard & covered all the sides with paint. Once this had dried, I made the holes with my Bind-it-All machine by Zutter. I then embellished them with stamped images by
Ann Griffin (backgrounds & butterfly)
Crafty Individuals (large heart)
elusive images (art)
Tim Holtz (girls)
I used Distress Inks (broken china, weathered wood & fired brick) & a blue pigment ink pad (origin unknown). I coloured the Grungeboard lettering with the same inks together with Adirondack’s Acrylic Paint (cranberry). The Grungeboard shapes on the lid were coloured with gold pigment ink.
I used two heart stamps by Magenta & stamped onto pale blue patterned card (a download from Funky Fairy) with Distress Ink (fired brick). I cut out the shapes & used a Woodware funky heart punch. These were added to the mountboard.
I used a white opaque pen by Inkssentials to add further detail to the stamped images.
The lid was edged with a Krylon 18ct gold leafing pen.
The box was assembled by tying ribbon through the holes. The ribbon is from a Lisa Bearnson kit & from Joanna Sheen.
Now my ATCs have their own beautiful home to live in & I will have inspiration every time I look at it.