Sunday, September 30, 2012

Anything But a Card Challenge #3

Wow, it's been a month since the start of Anything but a Card!!!!
Its been such a wonderful experience....
Getting to know all the other DT members, and getting to push my creativity!!
Soooooo this week we have something shiny or reflective, I guess it could probably be 
something glittery too!!!  

I was super excited about a month ago when I found this awesome blue knob at an estate sale
I actually picked up three different vintage knobs at that sale... all for under a dollar!!!  

I knew right away that I wanted to create something like this...
I ran the aluminum tape through my big kick with the gears embossing folder 
then I grunged it up using some black acrylic and gesso... Just swipe it on sorta thick,
and then wipe it off using your handy dandy rag....
Then lucky for me the nice young man at ACE hardware agreed to drill a hole 
in the top of my box for me!!!  yeah, it was perfecto.... 
In went the screw and the nut and voila, I had a fab handle for the top

I lined the inside of the box using some Tim Holtz papers... (I know it's sorta hard to see!)
I wanted to pick up some of the blue from the knob
and this paper fit the bill perfectly.  
The cashier at ACE says I should make them and sell them... wouldn't this make a perfect gift 
box for dad or hubby??  
So, hop on over to Anything but a Card and get some inspiration from the 
design team, and then get to linking your shiny projects!!!  Just remember,
NO CARDS!!!!  
Happy Sunday all!!  Have a Crafty day!!!  I'll be watching some football!!!


  1. The knob on the top caught my eye first, Diana. Great idea for a male.Love the embossed aluminium tape, particularly the design on it, and the finish you gave it.

  2. Aluminum tape?!?! Where has THAT been all my craft life?!?! LOOOOOVE the look of it :)

  3. WOW!!What a Great Idea!!fabulous!

  4. This is so awesome! Such a masculine design and would be perfect for a gift box!! I love seeing all of your creative ideas!!

  5. Such a cool technique/medium!

  6. What a great box. I love it. Great idea for Xmas gifts.

  7. Beautiful !! I like your technique of using this silver tape . This is a great blog. I will definitely visit again.
    London Fancy Box Packaging


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