Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Retirement Exploding Box

I must get back to posting more frequently.  At least I have a backlog of makes to include in future posts! I suppose it has been the garden that has occupied most of my time of late.

I made this exploding box for a friend and ex colleague who retired this summer.  She is moving to Spain so she is making huge changes to her life.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Rennie Mackintosh Rose designs ( files purchased from Silhouette America)


I have long admired the designs of Mackintosh and own a couple of his style in stamps.  I also own the computer font.  I used this include some quotes that I felt that were relevant to her situation.

I used white card to cut the files and then used Promarkers to colour - so much quicker than using different colours of card. The base card is textured with a gold sheen.
 Since I took these photos, I have added a thin strip of black card to the sides of the lid. This made a much neater finish.



Suze Bain said...

This is just gorgeous Lillian. We're heading off to Glasgow today for a family wedding which is being held in a Mackintosh venue. Hasn't the weather been lovely, bet your garden is looking beautiful. Xx

Randall Cogburn said...

Never seen one of those, nice job Lillian!!


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