Thursday, 6 August 2009

Exploding Box card

Today is my little boy's 5th birthday! Wow, I just cannot believe he is 5 already, it has just flown! He really wanted an exploding box card because I made one for my daughter's 1st birthday in March! I was going to do one for him anyway, but of course he didn't know that and has plagued my life out for one bless him LOL! It made him jump when he opened it!

I saw this fab paper at the Hobby House months ago and knew I had to try and make a card with a castle theme to go with the Whiff of Joy Charlie stamp, and how perfect was this paper!? I love how it has turned out, it exceeded my expectations of how it was going to look.

Each side is decorated differently:

On the front, of course, are the castle doors;

I have 3d'd Charlie on one side;

A big 5 covered in vines;

and his name and a sword and shield on the other.

I have added a loop on top to make opening the box easier ready for the explosion!.........

When you take off the lid the sides fold down to reveal a free standing Charlie and two banners on acetate strips so they look like they're floating above him! (this is what made Connor jump LOL)

A close up of Charlie, I just love this image so much, it reminds me of Connor when he dresses in his knight's costume. Again each part of the inside is decorated differently. I stamped the stone paper with a Stempelglede grunge stamp around the edges and distressed with brushed cordoruy distress ink.

A little birthday poem on some paper I've aged and made into an opened scroll complete with wax seal. Excuse the poem! I searched for ages for a suitable child son poem to no avail and ended up making one up (cringes). The wax seal is from a kit I got when I made my own wedding invitations and sealed them all!

Another Charlie.....

A "tapestry" with his name on! I saved this scrap of material months ago, it is a label from some jeans and has the jean's logo on the other side, it already had an eyelet and I stamped a grunge stamp in red and green to try to look like a tapestry. Connor has been written with my calligraphy pen.

Finally, a panel with 5 today again written with my pen. Sorry there are so many pictures but I wanted to show you all the different bits! Thanks for looking! x

Images: Knight Charlie and banner from Whiff of Joy coloured with copics

Paper: Brick wall by Hot off the Press, Eire Celtic Text by Bo Bunny

Buttons: Basic Grey

Ribbon and brads: from stash

Other tools: Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed cordoruy and peeled paint, Stempelglede grunge corner stamp, Woodware leaf stamp


Claireabelle said...

Wow!!!! this is just AMAZING!!! Absolutely stunning.

Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is totally amazing!
You are so talented I just love this fantastic creation!
Your son must have been blown away!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

OMG Jane this is just stunning and awesome dear what a trult inspirational crafter you are, thanks for sharing this wonderful project, your sone wil be so pleased with his unusual card
Hugs Jacqui x

Jane said...

WOW He is gonna be chuffed to bits with it, simply stunning!!

Erin said...

Wow Jane what an amazing creation! thanks for sharing!
Your son will loe love love it!
Erin x

Sue said...

That is so clever, your son will love it I am sure.
Sue xx

Juls said...

what a stuning creation! just love it! Its fab!

Mina said...

wow Jane you should defo do more like this your great at your lucky little boy loved it so much..give him a birthday hug from me
Mina xxx

Rach said...

oh my word!!!
wow jane, my jaw is well and truly on the floor, this is one amazing project.. looks fantastic. well done sweetie. hugs rachxx

Tracey said...

OMG this has floored me Jane - it is the most adorble explodng box I have ever seen - absolutely fantastic, I love how you did the tapestry and the scroll, stunning - have a lovely weekend. PS should have my new copics soon, I will post a comment on my blog when they come in XXX

Tab said...

Flippin eck Jane, I am speachless! What an utterly fabulous creation, I imagine your son was thrilled to bits to receive this, wow!
Hugs Tab xxx