April 09, 2010

White Matchbox for Swap-Bot

What an interesting swap! Apparently matchbox swaps are fairly common on Swap-Bot and I am glad I found this one. Challenging both to make and photograph but you all know I LOVE a challenge. Consider this a spoiler alert if you are in the swap and wish to be surprised in case I am your partner.

white matchbox front 2
I started with plain white CS, cut out the template and heat embossed some flourishes with white pearls EP. It showed up much better than I would have expected. Then I constructed the wrap part of the matchbox; this style is called an envelope style because one end is closed and the other has an envelope style flap.

white matchbox side

Next I made the flower using the two smallest Dahlia Nestabilities. I cut two each of the smallest and second smallest; then I embossed two more large ones and cut on the embossed line to make a mid sized flower. I put the pieces on my piercing mat and used an embossing tool to curve every other petal. Then I flipped the flower and embossed the other 4 petals. This gives the petals some dimension and by embossing some up and some down it keeps the flower from looking too perfect. If you want a more perfect flower, emboss them all up or down, not some of each. I cheated a wee bit and used a tiny bit of airbrushing on the flower and leaf. R00 and G00.

white matchbox front

This picture isn’t nearly as good but it does who the shine of the EP. Click for the Matchbook Template.

Enjoy, Rebecca




flourishes-Autumn Leaves
Ink: Versamark Champagne
Paper: white CS-SU!
Accessories: white pearls-Dollarama, dahlia die-Nestabilities, Copic markers, silk grosgrain-stash, white pearls EP-stash, white brad-CTMH


Lisa Lara said...

This is beautiful Rebecca. Love the pretty 3-D flower.

The Creative Place said...

So cute and intricate! Lovely :)

TheCreativePlace from SB

Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker said...

Beautiful. Very classic and fancy.

~LadyAmbrosia Swapbot

Lindy said...

how beautiful... thanks for sharing!
collagecafe04 from swapbot

Laurie Wilson said...

oooo, gorgeous little box! it is so dainty and pretty!

Bubbles said...

This is amazing, you wouldn't ever guess that it was a match box to start with. Whoever receives it will really appreciate it in their collection


Unknown said...

this is beautiful! Would make a great wedding center piece or gift box :-)

Unknown said...

Such a great site. You are an amazing crafter! I love how you take part in all these different challenges :-)


Jen said...

I love this! it would make a beautiful favour box for a wedding

samuraijen - swap bot

ElizabethMD Jewelry said...

oh my gosh! This box is incredible. I design jewelry and would love to send my jewelry in boxes like this. You are so creative! I am really happy to have found you on swap bot :D