Tuesday, October 4, 2011

...KeEpSaKe BoX...

I made this box for a chaLLenge I saw asking you to use a TechNiQue you'd never done before...but now...I have NO idea where I was when I saw it :(

But...it did inspire this...

which I can link up to the AllSoRts ChaLLenge because it has a fLoWeR :)

I used UltRa ThiCk EmBoSsing EnaMel...is that right?...GoOd GoLLy...I shouldn't have been using it if I don't even know what it is!...UTEE ...ok...so...I am NOT a TeChniQue-Y gal....I am plain jane..NOT all ArTSy-faRtSy...

Things like this scare me...I tore pieces of old book print into tiny pieces, mod podged them onto cardstock...cover the whole thing with Versamark DaZZLe ( you can see in the top picture how it's a little sparkly) and then heat embossed the UTEE...and then did the inking and embossing part again....and again....and again...and then...because it still wasn't even (here is where that NOT being TecHniQue-Y thing was REALLY coming into play) I heat embossed it yet again...so there are like 5 coats on there...I thought FOR SURE it would do that cool crackle glass thing...ummmmm....no.  

EpiC FaiL!! 

But it's still kinda pretty and I did use my RoLLed fLowers die for the first time...and I like the chunky gLiTTer on the rose..it looks festive...I'm thinking that it'll be a good Christmas embeLlie :)

I'm also linking up to...
who's ChaLLenGe this week was something 3-D...got that! :)


who's ChaLLenge was ...AnYthIng GoeS... :) you gotta love those!  and there is some really fun stuff on their blog! And HaPpy BirThDaY to them! They are 4 this week!  :)

Thanks for looking!
Have a HaPpY HuMp day!!!


  1. A wonderful project ... love your flower and the text paper ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  2. thank you for sharing this awesome box with us at Allsorts this week. Unfortunately the challenge says to use at least five flowers so you will not be eligible for the prize draw.

  3. That is pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  4. Such a pretty keepsake box.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. Ooooh I love tins !!! LOL. I don't know why but I seem to hoard them ! I love the flower on the top. It's gorgeous.
    Papertake Challenge GDT

  6. Hi Jen,
    How pretty this looks. Love the frosting on the flower. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.
    Andie xx

  7. Oh so LOVELY! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  8. The way you design the Keepsake Box is outstanding.
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