Hooray- two new ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup die? Fill it with teabags and other assorted goodies or use the Tea Cup cutout on the front of a card- so many possibilities. Also new is the XL Post Box, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card. You will have fun embellishing in your style to create holiday treats for everyone on your list!
I have a plan for next Spring, New Year, New Shoes!!! So I'm starting saving now in my fabulous box.
I die cut the box from Sizzix Matt Board, the added some of Eileens Easy Cut Adhesive to the back of a sheet of watercolour card. As the watercolour card was A4 in size it wasn't quite long enough to cover the entire piece, but I didn't need it on the base, so I carefully cut out the two ends missing the base out completely, and thankfully it just fitted.
I peeled the backing of and adhered the watercolour card to the Matt Board, and started to sketch out my design. The curve of the flap made me think of a shop frount, you know the ones with the brightly coloured awning above the windows, so that's where my inspiration came from.
I drew the shop front and took the design over the two sides that would be on show after it would be glued together. I also decorated the back of the box, taking the theme all the way round. I love doodling, and you know I love my watercolours.
I really don't need any excuse to get my watercolours out, in fact they live on my desk all the time. I let the paint dry naturally, as I didn't want the heat tool to lift the adhesive sheets. Once everything was totally dry I went in over the top of the sketched design and added more detail using my Micron pen.
I had so much fun creating my little shop, I love whimsical design.
After gluing the sides together, I added a small magnet under the awning as a closure. So there you have it, my new money box all ready to save for my new shoes.
You can check out the "Time for Tea" project on the 21st of this month, where I'll be sharing a step by step tutorial.
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