Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dustin's Magic Box

View of Closed Box

Opening the Box

Front View of Box Opened

Side View of Box Opened

Hello there,

I have been so busy with family lately, I have not been able to stamp. So, before I start my day with them, I was determined to stamp today!!

This is for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge 176 Skeem. I went with the dragon from this. All I went with was the dragon. I was happy to see something with a dragon on it because I wanted to make this box with one of Dustin Pike's dragons.

I found the box on a blog and clicked on the link to Magic-Boxes.Com for the tutorial on how to make the box.

Ok, now on to how I made this. I followed the tutorial to make the box. To make all of my panels, I used a punched out scallop. I laid the scallop on my paper, used a dauber with Bashful Blue, and daubered the top edges of the scallop onto White over and over again until I covered my entire paper. This creates the cloud look. For my dragon, I printed him out on white paper and acetate paper. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spiritson the white page. On the Acetate page, as soon as it came off the printer, I embossed him with Black EP. I made the stem and then cut the rest off around him. This way you could still see his kite string. Once this was done, I cut him and his kite from the white paper and glue it to the acetate. Now it looks like he is up in the sky!! I computer generated the sentiment, layered them up, and placed them on their acetate stems.

And Viola, there you have it!!

Everything fits inside the box and when you open it, it pops out!! It is so awesome IRL!!

What do y'all think??


  1. Wow!! Michelle, this is amazing! I just love this box, and that adorable dragon!

  2. Hi Michelle I just read your post on DSO challenge blog about how to link your work, I will email you in a minute with the code you need to use.
    Your box is fab and I love Dustin's images they are so much fun to work with.
    Lora x

  3. how cute!!!
    you need to try out for his design team, wow!
    so so cute.

  4. THIS IS AWESOME! I want to do one, but man does it ever look complicated.... GEE WHIZ, I am going to have to really devote a lot of patience to this project I think... but I'm going to have to really try.... I just can't believe how amazing this looks, and Dustin Pikes Dragon with the kite... PERFECT!!! =)
    Lynda =)

  5. Michelle

    this is fantastic!

    elaine x