You know how they say you'll always remember what you were doing when X happened. Well, I designed this box the day I found out Michael Jackson had passed away. Although I was in a sombre mood, I do like the sophisticated look the events of that day inspired.
An Explosion Box is the same concept as an Explosion Album – the idea being that it all folds up neatly into a box or book and then Surprise! Out comes all kind of panels and hidden places when opened.
This is a very simple design, but does afford at least 22 places inside to slip in a photo, journaling, or embellishments.
The colouring on top is done with Blender Pens. Why? The flower image from Friends 24-7 is stamped with Brocade Blue, a water based ink. So if you want to give it a soft, water-coloured look and use a water brush, the ink will smear all over the place. The blender pens offer a softer look than a straight marker, but doesn't smear a water-based ink.
The background wording is done with the beautiful Friendly Words wheel and Sahara Sand ink. A bit of Kraft Taffeta ribbon and a couple of pearls finishes this off nicely.
This Explosion Box would make a very tasteful gift.
Stamps: Friends 24-7 $53.95, Friendly Words Wheel $18.95
Colours: Kraft, Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel
Other: Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pens, Heart to Heart Punch, Curly Label Punch, Latte Buttons