Oh Happy Weekend! Welcome to My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop. If you are hoping along than you just came from Corri at Bug Lover Cards. To start at the beginning, you can go visit Jess at KinderStampO.
My project actually evolved into two separate projects! I started with Tim Holtz Configuration Boxes. I wanted to make a shadow box for my husband and his special little nick-knacks that have been put up in the closet. As I started covering and painting the main boxes, I really fell in love with how they looked as is...
so, I decided to make them into a decoration for our home. I am using 7 Gypsies new Lille line. I absolutely love love love this line!
Here is my card that I made for my husband. I used a piece of paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad and stamped the floral image onto it. It was very simple to create, but it is so beautiful. Vintage does not have to be complex and complicated.
I even have a little love note written in my bottle!
Here is the inside of my card. The quote is from Edgar Allen Poe.
Here is my husband's shadow box! I used all the little cubes from the Configuration boxes and created my own little shadow box. I am still in the process of working on his gift and tweaking it... but I wanted to share it with you...
I have had so much fun playing with Configurations! They come in several sizes and the sky is the limit to what you can do with them! Like below...
This is what I am so excited about.... What you are seeing is the side of my shadow box. What I did to get this look is to take Duct Tape, (the metal tape used on air ducts), and run it through my Texture Boutique. I was so excited about how it turned out!
I hope you are having fun on the hop and that you have been inspired by my vintage projects! Your next stop on the way is Denise at Designs from My Heart.
Ok... I am back! I am adding a brief tutorial to this post due to so many fabulous comments about my duct tape embossing!
Before I go any further I want to make sure that everyone knows what kind of tape that I was using. It is called duct tape, but this is a metal tape. It has a backing on it that you peel off before using.
Here is a picture of my little assembly line that I had going:
I was able to emboss long strips of my tape because I cut a slit in the top of my embossing folder. This allowed me to pull it through a little at a time as I embossed each section of tape. It was actually very easy to do, but as you see, it really packs a punch!