Friday, 7 November 2014

That'll teach her

My mate Martine has got a great sense of humour so when she posted on facebook that she didn't like card in a box/pop up box cards I had to post a reply saying that she ought to know better than to say that otherwise folk will be making the for her for her birthday.  Well I couldn't resist making one for her, originally I was going to make 13 of them and have them all attached to a long strip and spelling Happy Birthday but one of my BFFs Tracy made card in a box card using stuck together pieces of 12*12 and had whopping butterflies coming out in shades of pinks & reds and that gave me an idea.  Martines not a pink type lady, she's rather partial to a teeny (haha) bit of bling and I always make her white on white cards so set about making her a card in the box to end them all.  I didn't have enough 12* 12 sheets in a strong enough white card so I went with A4 pieces, 4 scored at 1cm for the glue flap and 2cms from the top so I could attach the fold over pieces. Once the base was made I ran some more white card through an a4 crafts too embossing folder and matted on to some silver holographic mirri.  The trellis pattern I used has an obvious place for gems but 12 not quite full a4 sheets would have meant nearly 300 gems and I didn't have enough all of the same size in clear so went with cosmic shimmer silver pearl glue and made faux pearls.

Once dry everything was assembled using tons of glue & double sided tape.  I then used a mixture of metal dies and my cricut with scal to cut plenty of white butterflies & mirri backs and added glitter to nearly all of them, either as beads or totally coating the white card. 

Some of these butterflies are 7" wide and as Tracy said acetate couldnt handle the weight so I used acetate strips and silver tinted kebab sticks to hold them upright and in place, stuck to the divider strips with a combination of glossy acccents & hot glue.

The front drop down was kept reasonably plain, simple happy birthday cut with scal and edged with glitter.  A couple of Cheery Lynn flourish diecuts & a couple of memory box gypsophelia diecuts plus a whacking great bow with a cover yourself button covered in glossy accents and glitter.  Ordinarily I'd have cleared a space and taken a tidy photo but hubby got there first with his phone and it's been placed on a hougie to show the size of it,and that's my phone.. admittedly it's not a large phone but does give a sense of scale.

Happy Birthday Martine xx

1 comment:

Ab Fab Designs said...

it was Fantastic Sue .
it has pride of place in the craft room at work xxxx