Tuesday 23 July 2013

Exploding Box

Warning very picture heavy post.....

Ok so every year I have to top the card I made the year before but this year I was totally stumped, how do you top a twisted easel, well with an exploding box of course lol.

I followed a tutorial from Sazzle her directions and pictures helped make this a fairly easy if time consuming make.

I knew I wanted a super hero/marvel comic style but how to translate that was the question. I found a fantastic digi kit that provided all the elements, papers, city scape and words all in one place the Masked Marvels kit by Julie Billingsley at Sweet Shoppe. Next I needed a focal image for the middle layer and I remembered the retro digi stamps from Kenny k, I framed these with the frame in the digi kit.

I have taken lots of pictures but wish I had photographed the outer layer before attaching the middle one as you can't really see it in the pictures. I did however take the middle layer pictures before attaching the last layer.

You can't see easily that the cityscape matches the on both sides of the acetate or that I added the firework paper to the back of the middle layer to give a background to the buildings.

I had so much fun with this but can't see me making another one for quite some time lol.

Outside of the box

Middle layer

Inner layer with bouncy number

Cardstock: Black (from Jane), Acetate (from Tracy)
Red: "Real red" Stampin up, Blue: "Pacific Blue" stampin up, Yellow: "Harvest Gold" Papertrey Ink - all from the snippet folders
Papers and embellishments: "Masked marvels" Julie Billingsley at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Images: "Smart Alec" and "Big Surprise" Kenny K
Numbers: Billionaire cartridge on cricut

Chalenges: Snippet Playground

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave


Sarn said...

ONG! This is genius. xxx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Wow stunning exploding box, just brilliant. Love Alison xx

kay said...

Amanda,this is awesome,love it,x

Hettie said...

This is fabulous Amanda. Love it!

Di said...

Oh Amanda - this really is stunning! You clever little sausage - it's terrific.

I just bet Gareth will be delighted - year on year you've surpassed yourself, the twisted easel last year, the very funny and risque card the year before and now this.I bet it took ages to make, but so worth while - 'Kaboom' indeed!

Hugs, Di xx

Cathy said...

Amazing project Amanda, so clever! Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

Wow!!! This is fabulous...love all the layers and the exploding number!

coops said...

oh wow this stunning Amanda.what a fantastic design and I love the theme :D

xx coops xx