. . . the number 19 as that is how old the young man turned. Isn't it fun?! He sure thought so, and had a great time sliding the top up and down. I started by embossing the background with a number plate and then sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink to bring out the numbers a little and help draw the eye to the present. I figured out where I wanted the slide channel to go and die cut it out of the background panel and the inside of the box which I had stamped, paper pieced, colored AND fussy cut to get the look I wanted! I used two strips of clear acetate to hold the numbers and finished everything off some sliver and clear stars and sequins. While I was at it, I definitely learned a few things I should have done differently, but I was quite pleased with how it came out.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us. And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "It's your birthday" from the Holy Crap set, "Gift box" and "Gift box top"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle; Lawn Fawn "Slide on Over";
PTI numbers impression plate
Crafting with an Attitude--anything goes
Dies R Us #125--birthday
Stinkin' Inkers--stars and/or stripes (star sequins)
Creative Inspirations--anything goes
Creatalicious #167--anything goes with the optional twist: bright and fun
Dare 2B Artzy--masculine birthday
Cardz TV #94--anything goes
Creative Fingers #168--anything goes
MFT Camp Create Day #4--Sensational Sliders
Word Art Wednesday #397--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Pink Gem--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #110--anything goes
Make My Monday #101--for a guy