Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hurricane Lamp

Here’s my “twist” on the Treat Box, I thought it would make a cute version of a “hurricane lamp”. The full sheet of acetate from Short Cuts is perfect for making these boxes, not only is it perfectly clear but it’s thick, (thicker than any other type I’ve used) which makes it perfect for projects like this. The box is itself is really strong and can hold stuff really good. I scored all my fold lines and it just stays in place, add a little glue and there you go. I find Tombo adhesive runner works best.
The measurements are: Cut one piece of acetate 6x11”, score along the 11” side at 2”,5”,7”and 10”. Fold the score lines and glue where they over lap.
For the base and top covers cut two 5x6” pieces of pattern paper. Score along the 5” side at 1 ½” and 3 ½” and along the 6” side at 1 ½” and 4 ½”.
Assemble the top and bottom and slip over the clear box body. Glue with Tombo adhesive or Sticky strips. Decorate as desired.
The background was made by using my Watercolour and baby wipes technique, see video tutorial for this technique right here in my blog. Stamp images can cut around leaving a 2’ bottom, score ½” from the bottom, fold and glue to base of the box bottom. Glue the rider to the front of the box and the large tree to the back.
Punch 4 snowflakes, sandwich tread between two snowflakes and tread through the top of the box, decide how low you want the snowflake to hang and tie a knot at the top.
This example has a Flameless tea light in it, the pic on the right shows how it glows. I can never seem to get a pic that shows this effect as pretty as it is in real life.
Clear Full sheet- Short Cuts
Pattern Paper-K&Company (Brenda Walton Specialty Paper Pad)
December Word Puzzle & Beauty of Christmas-CTMH Acrylic Stamps
Snowflake Punch-Martha Stewart
Treading Water Border Punch-Fiskars
Flameless Tea Light
Water Colour PencilsInks-Black, Terracotta-CTMH, Night of Navy-SU


Laura said...

way to cute, what a great idea!!!

Paula said...

How creative. This is great!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is so amazing...thank you for the inspiration.

Scrubbysue said...

how pretty! I LOVE IT! perhaps I'll have to try my hand at one of these as well. TFS!

Carmen said...

This is AWESOME! I am going to have to try this too!

Jennifer Scull said...

WOW! isn't this clever?! and oh, so cute! you did an amazing job on it! :)

Sara said...

This is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow.. this is awesome!! I love it! Good luck!!! :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! This is awesome!!!

I also nominated you for an award on my blog!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

These are amazing!!!

Karen from PA said...

LOVE it!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is truly SO SO lovely! Beautiful work!