Hi everyone, Mou here today with a Sizzix tutorial for you!
I have always been fond of little matchboxes. I used to keep small treasures like buttons, postage stamps, stickers, etc. in them when I was a little girl. I remember dressing up matchboxes to give little gifts to my friends. I was absolutely delighted when Sizzix released this Movers & Shapers L Matchbox die! It made me feel like a kid again :)
To make this matchbox project, I used
- Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Matchbox die
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue & Teal)
- Others: cardstock, Archival Jet Black inkpad, ArtGRIP Aquarelle watercolor pencils, Gelatos, Stamp, waterbrush, adhesive, black pen
And now the steps to create my project:
Stamp a saying or an image to the outer flap of the Matchbox.
Before you assemble the wrap, doodle a frame around the stamped phrase. Draw a heart with wings. You could also use other stamps if you wish. Color the front with watercolor pencils and Gelatos and blend colors with waterbrush. When dry, use adhesive and assemble the wrap.
Measure the box. Freehand sketch any image on cardstock to fit inside the box dimensions. I drew a boy hugging his poodle. You might remember my inspiration for this drawing if you read this post. You could also use stamps or cut out images from magazines or ephemera or even use photos if you wish. Color the image and cut it out with scissors.
Assemble the box securing the folds with adhesive. Color the box with Lemon Gelatos. Let dry. Fit the cut out image from the previous step. Trim off any excess.
Mount the cut out image inside the matchbox with foam tape to add dimension.
Slide the box inside the wrap. You could also add some messages if you like.
And this is what the finished matchbox looks like waiting to be opened and played with.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will give this delightful Matchbox die a try.