Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Exploding Box

Since purchasing my Silhouette Cameo, I have been trying out so many new kinds of cards and this week I decided to play with an exploding box file by Tina Fallon on the Facebook group 'UK Silhouette Cameo chums'.  I am seriously getting addicted to her cutting files :)

My Father in Law is celebrating his 70th Birthday soon, so I decided to theme the box around two of his favourite hobbies - Archery and Steam engines.

These are the separate layers

I used vinyl to cut the black silhouettes and the blue target

I brushed the cake for the centre with clue and green inks and added complementary flowers, gems and a butterfly

The box folded up - I again brushed the outside filigree elements with distress inks

The finished card

I loved making this card and can't wait to try this in a lovely girly style.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Crafty Bloggers Network - All about boys
Anyone for Anya - Odd Card
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Paula Holifield Crafts - Man Up
Desert Island Crafts Challenge - Itinerary  - Cake, Ribbon, 3 Embellies (Flowers,Gems,Butterfly)
Flat Friends Challenge - More than one fold
Silhouette Challenges - Box

Thanks for visiting x


  1. FABULOUS, I love it. Well worth the effort. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x

  2. Wow this is amazing!! Such a clever and lovely design - I'm certain your father in law will love it xx Thank you so much for joining us for the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

  3. What a wonderful idea, I love, love, love it! I enjoy my Silhouette Cameo too!

  4. What a fantastic exploding box! I love the idea of the cake in the middle!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a comment!
    Dawn xx

  5. A fabulous exploding box. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

  6. Great creation. thenyou for joing in the crafty bloggers network challenge and good luckx

    CBN DT

  7. Love the images and great colours used on this fabulous exploding box, thank you for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers "One For The Boys" challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN DT

  8. Amazing box! Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  9. Your box is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing at AFA:)


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