Monday, August 26, 2013

Notion Box in Steampunk

What do you get when you combine two metallic atc sized cards with two small match boxes and then add the flavor of steampunk. You get a great little metallic steampunk notions box with drawers.
To make this box, I started with two Ranger metallic atc blanks and two small  matchboxes. I then dry embossed the atc blanks using the riveted sheet embossing folder (Sizzix). A little black soot alcohol ink was added around the edges for distress and contrast. The corset is die cut using a Cheery Lynn die. Pearls were added as fasteners for the corset. The handsome guy is Mercius from the SB Collection. The stamp image is from Graphic 45. The matchboxes were painted with antique bronze distress paint -- both the outsides and inserts, inside and out. I attached a brad to the front of each insert to serve as drawer pulls. The two painted match boxes are glued together along one side. I added tissue tape along the outer sides of the boxes to give a nice finish. The two atc cards are glued to the top and bottom of the match boxes. The completed box with its two drawers makes a great little notions box and is easy and fun to make.
I am entering my box into several challenges. Ink on my Fingers Sunday challenge had the theme, Titanium, and we were to use metal. Three Muses wants a steampunk theme. MFP Friends of Speedy is challenging us to use metal as is Simply Steampunk. SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk August challenge is matchbox steampunk.

14 comments:

Betty Boo! said...

WOW that is awesome! Love the color scheme! Great job.

Thank you for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges!

die amelie said...

A cool and very clever make! LOVE the embossing and the corset!!!
And great to learn that ATCs and matchboxes go together so very well :)

Thank you for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges, Barbara!

Hugs,
die amelie x

Emily Shroom said...

What a simply gorgeous notions box, love the die cut and awesome colouring. Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges :-)

samboscraftart said...

Lovely details!

Gail said...

Hi Barb - this is an interesting card! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV This Week - Good Luck in the draw! Gail DT FOSTV

Janine said...

What a great project. Thanks for joining our metal challenge at FOSTV

Corinne said...

WOW this is fantastic...
thank you so much for joining us at SSC
Hugs

Marita Soutar said...

Cool! Love the embossing!

carolfromkiwiland said...

Very cool concept. I like all the elements you have used and the corset is very striking.

Redanne said...

What an amazing steampunk project - just love the corset and the stamped man is fabulous!

JenniferD said...

Clever, Clever, Clever! This is Totally Awesome what an Amazing job! Thanks for joining us at SSC!

Ravengirl said...

How very cool! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

DonnaMundinger said...

How fun and clever! Love the embossing and die. Thanks for sharing with Simply Steampunk. xxD

Kay Mowat said...

Just love this image layout looks great thanks for joining us at SSC