Monday, 13 April 2015

Butterfly Explosion

     I am so pleased to get the chance to play with some of the John Lockwood stamps for Creative Expressions this month. Today's project is made using the Butterfly Dreams set.  I was given an exploding box to decorate (thanks Avril) which was perfect for the butterflies.

      I began by decorating the outside of the box base while it was still flat. I have only stamped three sides with the Butterfly Dreams Striplet so the back can be written on.
     I have used Perfect Medium and Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold embossing powder.
      I then assembled the box and added the bars inside. The green layers were decorated with various stamps from the set, all embossed in gold. I have used pearls from a Pearl Swirl that I had left over from another project to decorate the bubbles and the flowers.
     The flowers are die cut using Spellbinder dies and the greenery is the Classic Vine die by Couture Creations from last month. The butterflies are stamped and embossed on heat resistant acetate and coloured with Sakura Stardust gel pens, unfortunately they don't sparkle well in the photograph.
     When folded flat it will fit inside a 7x5 envelope, it is a little bulky for posting but would be perfect for hand delivery.
     There is a Spellbinder die available that cuts these exploding boxes, it would save all the measuring, just cut and assemble.....S5-233 Pop Up Box.

Materials used
CE John Lockwood Butterfly Dreams / Butterfly Dreams Striplet
CE Self Adhesive Pearl Swirl
CE Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue - Dries Clear
CE Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder - Bright Gold
Perfect Medium
Spellbinder Die - S5-102 Aster Flower Topper / HCD 727 Vintage Floret
Heat Resistant Acetate

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenge - Butterflies
Glitter N Sparkle - Include A Butterfly
Jo's Scrap Shack - Florals And Butterflies


  1. Rocky,

    What a beautiful card! The Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder really pops!!

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting!!

  2. Oh this is such a beautiful box card! Love all the florals... pretty! So glad to have you taking part in our Fun~Day Friday Challenge this week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  3. I love how you left the back to write on. The box is gorgeous. I love the bright springy colors. Thanks for playing along with Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.


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