It’s Sizzix ScoreBoards blog hopping time again, this time featuring an adorable rectangle box with a lid! My friend and ScoreBoards designer Eileen Hull sent me this sweet little box to work with and my brain started racing with possibilities.
The box measures 3 3/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ when it is assembled, which makes it a great size for all sorts of things. While I could have filled it with candies or other treats as a favor box, or kept it for the doodads that collect on my dresser (I was tempted!), I decided it would become an extra-special gift box for the earrings I made for a friend’s birthday.
I wanted to give the box a metallic look with a little bit of texture, so I used Watermark ink, a stamping wheel and clear embossing powder from Clearsnap to emboss a circle design onto the box. After heat setting, I used a paintbrush to rub in Antique Silver Pearl-Ex powder and give the metallic sheen. What I failed to consider, however, is how the metallic would photograph. Whoops! It looks fantastic, trust me! The feet are beads, attached with glue to each corner, and the sentiment is stamped and embossed.
I was super-happy with the dry embossing on the lid that I did using the Sizzix Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot. I’ve never tried dry embossing mat board before, and the results were fantastic. I love it when that happens! A quick embellishment cluster of a printed sentiment, a glittered bookplate and leaf, and a Prima flower finished off the top of the box perfectly. I used a small velcro dot to secure the lid closed. Voila! A special gift box for a special friend!