Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Explosion Box using Susan's Garden Rose Dies For Tombow


Last week I was contacted about participating in the Tombow "100 Day" Celebration. Tombow will provide $10,000 in Tombow art products to the Council for Arts Education, which is a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting art education and quality art programs nationwide.  There are 100 different bloggers participating in this celebration, and for each blog post, Tombow will be donating $100 worth of products to the Council for Arts Education in their honor.  It is an honor and privilege to participate in this celebration.  My blog post, along with others participating, is also featured on theTombow Blog.


This is a picture of the products Tombow sent me to work with on my project:  The Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive, Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set, and Irojiten colored pencils.  Thank you Tombow; I loved working with these products.

For my project, I decided to design an "Explosion Box".  I love creating flowers from card  stock, so my box contains many flowers.  

 This is a picture of the explosion box open and you can see the box lid in the top left corner.  I have created both a large rose and many smaller roses using Susan's Garden dies from Sizzix.  There are two Memory Box "Pippi Butterflies" attached to clear acrylic flying above the large rose.  You can see them best in the first picture above.

This picture shows the box closed.

This is a picture of the top of the lid.

To go along with the box, I created a card which includes mini roses created with the Susan's Garden "Mini Petals".  The stamped birdhouse image is from Heartfelt Creations.

The Heartfelt Creations image was colored using the Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils.  I love these pencils. Usually when I color with colored pencils I use Gamsol to blend the colors.   The Irojiten pencils blend so well I did not need to use Gamsol. The Irojiten pencils come in 90 different colors.  I am going to start working to collect all 90 of them for my coloring needs. 

Below I am going to give a few instructions on how I created the Explosion Box.

 I started with a 12x12 piece of white card stock (80 Cover Weight), for the box.  Since it is an explosion box, the sides need to fall open once the lid is taken off.  The 12x12 piece was scored at 4" from the left side, on all four sides, then the corner pieces were cut out.  The four center pieces were then creased well on the score lines with a bone folder.  

The inside of the box was decorated with three layers of card stock, each cut 1/8" smaller, on each side.  The bottom piece was attached to the side with the Tombow Stamp Runner and the other two layers were attached using dimensional tape.  To add the Memory Box "Floral Circle" in the center of each side, I used Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.  The large rose in the center of the box was created using the Susan's Garden "Rose Die".  On the outside of the box I cut a piece of card stock slightly smaller and embossed it using the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.  

This picture shows the die cut pieces used for the small roses using the Susan's Garden "Mini Petals" dies.  On the left, shows the petals and the base used for creating the small roses.  Each package of Susan's Garden Flower Sets includes all pieces needed to complete the flower including the leaves.  The second picture shows the next step -- glue petals on every other point on the base and the picture on the right shows the completed layer which will be used for the bottom of the flower.  I created two layers like this and glued them together to form a rose.  Next I created a small rose bud to attach to the center.  For the buds, some of the petals (6 or 7) were shaped around self closing tweezers.  I have many tutorials on my blog on how to create these flowers.

For the Explosion Box lid I cut another piece of card stock 8" x 8" and scored each side at 1 7/16" on all four sides.  The lid must be slightly larger than the box in order to fit properly.  The sides were cut up to the score line as shown above.  A small "V" shape was cut off on the outer piece (the piece that will be the flap that is attached inside to form the lid).  I used the Tombow Stamp Runner to attach the flaps inside.

I want to show you how I created the design on the side of the lid.

 I used Liquitex Modeling Paste and The Crafters Workshop "Mini Birds of a  Feather" template on pieces cut to fit each side.  As soon as the modeling paste was dry, these pieces were added to the side pieces of the lid with Tombox Stamp Runner.  Right under these textured pieces I added a Spellbinders "Flourish Trim".  The sides of this Flourish were a little too wide, but were trimmed off to fit. 

I hope you enjoy this project I designed for the Tombow "100 Day Celebration".

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41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my Selma. You always come up with the most gorgeous things. I love this box and card. Your flowers are always so gorgeous. Thank you for giving us the dimensions for creating this box. You are such a wonderful designer.

Hugs from your biggest fan.
Terri

Lindah said...

All I can say is WOW!

Memaw said...

Selma this is beyond gorgeous I am just in awe of your work your style and beauty this brings. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Memaw said...

Selma this is beyond gorgeous I am just in awe of your work your style and beauty this brings. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Memaw said...

Selma this is beyond gorgeous I am just in awe of your work your style and beauty this brings. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Joan Fricker said...

Very gorgeous Selma! Great tutorial too.

Anonymous said...

There are not enough words to tell you how fabulous this is. Selma this is the most gorgeous box I have ever seen. I have never made a box like this but must give it a try. I have the flower dies and really appreciate your tutorial. Your work is absolutely amazing.

Kelly Branson

Mickie said...

Great tutorial for this gorgeous box. You are truly so talented!

Anonymous said...

This is breath taking. I would so love to receive this box. You are a true master at creating gorgeous flowers.
Do you have workshops?

Tammy

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a stunning creation Selma..you have outdone yourself this time.The colors are so soothing and the roses to die for!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Rita said...

My Dear Selma, your box is magnificent. A lot of work was put into this. I love the card too, all very beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Patti J said...

Wow, Selma! What a stunning creation! I have had so much fun with my Tombow Happy Mail! So happy to see you enjoying yours, as well! Thanks for always inspiring me!

Rebecca Ednie said...

That's a gorgeous project! I love the paste design.

Chelsea said...

That is fantastic! The flowers are gorgeous, as usual. And thank you for sharing how you create this project. I just love the feminine look you achieved.

Jan Castle said...

GORGEOUS Explosion Box Selma!!!!

Frann said...

Selma, you have once again outdone yourself. This is a beautiful project!

Francie in Montreal said...

What a remarkable piece of art! You have outdone yourself, yet again. Nicely done - it's beautiful.

Anja said...

Hello Selma ..

What an exquisite creations do! My compliments!
Sooo delicately ...

Warm greetings from Anja

Nicky Chamallow said...

Bonjour Selma,

je dévore vos articles et cette boite est magnifique. Le tutoriel est si clairement expliqué que cela me donne envie d'essayer ! merci pour tout ce partage,
amitiés de France

Nicky Chamallow said...

Bonjour Selma,

je dévore vos articles et cette boite est magnifique. Le tutoriel est si clairement expliqué que cela me donne envie d'essayer ! merci pour tout ce partage,
amitiés de France

Nicky Chamallow said...

Bonjour Selma,

je dévore vos articles et cette boite est magnifique. Le tutoriel est si clairement expliqué que cela me donne envie d'essayer ! merci pour tout ce partage,
amitiés de France

Olga said...

WOW! Such gorgeousness all wrapped up!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. Your flowers look like you just picked them from your garden. I know of no one who creates such beautiful projects and flowers. You are so creative and talented.

Nicki

Anonymous said...

I think your box is absolutely gorgeous !
Shirley Hayes

Anonymous said...

Oooohhhh Selma, I am speechless and mezmerized at how beautiful this is!!! You did a WONDERFUL job on this! I am going to save these instructions because some day when I feel extremely creative, I plan to give this a try. You are truly a very talented lady. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debi Lefever

Glenda Brooks said...

I really am just speechless! So elegant!

Naomi said...

Absolutely Stunning, thanks so much for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am sure Tombow is proud of this project. Your box and card are gorgeous. How wonderful to have art supplies donated in your name. Fabulous work.

Diane

sandy said...

Oh! How stunningly beautiful are the card and explosion box you have designed; I must tell you , I follow quite a few card making blogs, BUT, yours is "Simply the Best." You are such a blessing to us all, with your wonderful gift. Also for your kindness in detailing the tutorials too!! Big Hugs XX SandytheRed

sandy said...

Oh! How stunningly beautiful are the card and explosion box you have designed; I must tell you , I follow quite a few card making blogs, BUT, yours is "Simply the Best." You are such a blessing to us all, with your wonderful gift. Also for your kindness in detailing the tutorials too!! Big Hugs XX SandytheRed

Marisa Job said...

What a gorgeous Explosion Box!! Love all the pretty details and flowers!!

Patricia St Martin said...

This is so stunning.

Leanne ... said...

Selma
The explosion box is just exquisite. All your flowers and details are just excellent. I love it. I made one for my daughter ages ago but was not so pretty like yours.

I love that Liquitex Molding Paste. Love the demention it added. And your flowers are just lovely!

TFS your directions. I'm sure others will be glad you did.
Hugs...Leanne

Своенравная said...

WOW!

Juanita Braun said...

High five to you Selma! This is beautiful and so dainty. The flowers are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, Tis exploding box is simply GORGEOUS!! You have such a gift of creating, and I'm so grateful to you for sharing that gift. Laurie Snelson

Anusha Vamsee said...

Tats a v beautiful exploding box.. the volors r so elagant n d roses go so well wit u.. loved it a lot..

Sue W said...

What an amazing project Selma! I love the detail you add to each of your creations.......Looks as though I need to add a few more colouring tools to my stash these TOMBOY Pencils sound fabulous!

Sue W said...

What an amazing project Selma! I love the detail you add to each of your creations.......Looks as though I need to add a few more colouring tools to my stash these TOMBOY Pencils sound fabulous!

Wendy Thompson said...

Selma I have just found your site. Oh my, your creations are just stunning

Gabi Benson said...

Hello Selma, I´m so sorry that I didn´t know enough english words to tell you, HOW beautiful I think about your box! A box for a princess :-)
Greeting from Hamburg, Germany from Gabi

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