Closed Box

Closed Box

There was a competition held by one of my favourite stamp manufacturers – Non Sequitur – to make something using their images and email the photos to them when done. I did quite a few different things but the one that I really liked was these pyramid boxes.  The template is to be found at Stampington, along with many other wonderful ideas.

I made two types of pyramid box (well, that’s all I’ve got photos of – I taught my Stamping Club friends how to make them so I actually made lots of others too whilst practising!) – an Egyptian one and an Oriental one.

Egyptian Box

The first photo below shows the inside of the Egyptian box. I stamped onto a mosaic tile which was left over from doing a kitchen floor (made me go into early labour laying it…..but that’s another story!) and glued that on top of a skeleton leaf.  I spiralled some wire and added beads to it with a shrink-plastic scarab beetle on the end and threaded that through one of the punched holes.

The original template doesn’t show the extra little ‘cap’ I made for this box – it’s just that the card I used was very thick and heavy and wouldn’t stay closed with just the square and dowel. The stamps I used were from the Egyptian plate (42 – Egyptian Collage Elements) and you can see that I embossed some with gold powder and others with kaleidoscope. The ‘dowel’ is a bamboo skewer which I painted and chopped the sharp end off.

Inside & Mosaic Tile

Inside & Mosaic Tile

Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle

Extra Cap

Extra Cap

Bamboo Skewer

Bamboo Skewer

Oriental Box

This box is made from the same template but with a much lighter card (in both colour and weight).  The inside has a square of card stamped and embossed with a Japanese design and layered onto some mulberry paper. Outside has various stamped images, again Non-Sequitur (67 – Samurai Plate), and a shrink-plastic couple hanging around. The top square has a random oriental pattern and the skewer was painted purple and has a style stone hanging from it on which are stamped the full-size faces of the shrunken couple – wow, I hope that makes some sort of sense!!! *I* know what I mean.

Inside

Inside

Shrink Plastic

Shrink Plastic

Style Stone

Style Stone

Close-up

Close-up

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