I am so pleased to be taking part in this "Sizzix Scoreboards Blog Hop", along with all the other creative designers. Welcome to my blog if this is your first visit.
Being a HUGE Sizzix fan, it's been a thrill to see and use the amazing new, soon-to-be-released, dies in the Scoreboards newest line, designed by Eileen Hull. So I hope that you will stop by each blog to see how each designer used the "Scalloped Box" die and fashioned it into something spectacular. Once you have had the opportunity to see all the designs, click back to Eileen Hull's Blog and pick your favorite. MAKE SURE YOU "VOTE"- TWO PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY EILEEN. One will go to the designer with the most votes and the other to a random person, commenting on any of the participating blogs. Please note: Voting ends on Monday, April 4, at 6 PM. So come on and get inspired! Leave a comment on the designer's blogs. Tell us what your thoughts are, we would love to hear them!
Eileen gave us a challenge to incorporate "office supply materials" into our designs if we desired. I'm always up for a challenge!
Started with the blank Sizzix Scalloped Box die as the base, painting the inside and outside of the box with Gold Adirondack Paint Dabber. Formed the box using a "red line" tape. Then I took blank white labels and inked them with a light color Distress Ink (Antique Linen) from Ranger. Then ran the labels through my Sizzix Big Shot in a embossing folder from Cuttlebug. With the labels embossed, I lightly wiped a darker shade of Distress Ink (Tea Dye) in one direction down the fronts of the labels, then finished in the opposite direction with the darkest Distress Ink (Walnut Stain). Position the labels evenly on the front and back of the box. Trim excess if needed. (Hint: I added little strips of red line tape along the edges to secure the labels better.)
All the metal paper brads were colored using Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Terra Cotta). Small pieces of cork board scraps were cut to fit the front lid, the top and bottom of the box. (Hint: the cork can be embossed if desired using a pattern and run through the Big Shot.) Then the pieces were put in place again using some strips of red line tape, but a glue would work too. Some felt flower and leaf shapes were die-cut using other Sizzix dies. The two small flower pieces that are also part of the Scallop Box die, were painted with Distress Crackle Paints. The felt pieces, scoreboard pieces are then attached to the top flap with a large paper brad. Tiny brads are placed on the scalloped edge. Two holes are punched to thread a rubber band through as the closure. I used small binder clips, attached to the sides of the box with paper brads. Formed a neck band from two pieces of strapping tape and inked it with green alcohol inks. Attached the band to the clips with tiny paper brads.
So ... what's your thought ... or two?
List of participating blogs:
Candice Windham Designs
Cindi Bisson- Fat Cat Creations
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Designs by Roxi
Just a Thought or Two
Marisa Pawelko- Modern Surrealist