Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Vintage Peacock Feather Clear Cardstock Box for THE CUTTING CAFE Shop
Have I mentioned how much I love making boxes? This one was a bit tricky as I had that metal caddy that I wanted to use for feet, so measuring was pretty critical to get the box to fix inside it. I used a couple of pieces of scrap paper in the cutter before I got brave and used the clear cardstock that Regina is selling over at THE CUTTING CAFE Shop. The actual box is the Hershey Kiss Window box (minus the window) that I resized a lot.
The genus part of the clear cardstock (besides the part where you can see through it) is that it's very durable. It's also shiny so you are able to spray it with spray paint or heat emboss it. I used just a little gold and purple spray paint. It's also heavy duty and rigid so I wasn't afraid of tearing it when I slid it into the metal caddy.
I cut the top out of paper and you can see that the same spray paint reacts much differently with the paper! I did love the contrast between the clear cardstock and the paper. Totally dig that huge bloom that I got on an etsy store. Wish I knew which one so I could link back to them. It was a purchase long ago and I have been hoarding it! Just like I've been hoarding that peacock feather & that chipped handle! A special box requires pulling out all the stops though!
Huge thanks to Regina for sending me some clear cardstock to try! This box makes me happy! Can't wait to gift it to a friend with something special inside!