Today I have a fun and pretty long Sizzix tutorial to share with you, using Eileen Hull's Candy Drawer ScoreBoards die, and a lot of other Sizzix dies. I love thinking of different ways to use a die, and most dies can be used for many other things than they were originally designed for. With this Candy Drawer die, I already made a Chest of Drawers and a little gift box, and I also thought it would work great to make my own little divided shadow box with different compartments. Here's the result:
mat board, slightly larger than the box you will cut out. I used multi-medium to adhere the papers, but you could use other adhesives too. When dry, die cut them using the drawer part of the Candy Drawer die (the one that looks like the shapes on the photo). Important: place the mat board with the patterned paper facing up on the die, not facing down as you would normally. This is because we want the patterned paper to be on the inside, so the score lines must face the right way.
Also die cut 9 pieces of mat board of the square, base piece, on the die. These form the back of each little shelf. You don't need to ink them. (I forgot to take a photo of them)
Birds on a Wire birds from black modeling film, if the die doesn't cut all the way through, just use a pair of scissors to cut them out completely. Cut a heart from Specialty Stamping paper, and from clear modeling film. Ink the paper heart.
gears from grungeboard, paint them silver, sand and distress them with a needle tool, then ink them black. I coated the gears and the number 1 with glossy accents.
Word Play die, painted red and coated with Glossy Accents.
see this post), some larger washers and the little vial with the small washers and screws. The 'a' tag is a Vintaj piece which was embossed in the Lowercase Typewriter folder and painted with the patina inks.
Flagpole w/Lantern & Sign die, but I ended up not using them since there wasn't a place where they didn't cover too much in a box. I'll use them on another project instead. The ticket and Tattered Banner was cut from manila cardstock, inked and stamped. The small ticket was stamped and cut out.
I circled the date the photo was taken on the ticket at the floor of this box. The birds were stapled to the sides of the box (sorry they are blurry on this photo). I added some Studio Calico wood veneer embellishments and glued remaining washers here and there.
Guess who loves cars and any type of means of transportation?
Thank you so much for looking at this very long post!
Dies: Sizzix: Candy Drawer ScoreBoards die, Birds on a Wire, Hearts Set, Mini Gears, Mini Old Jalopy, Vintage Alarm Clock & Camera set, Mini Tickets, Tattered Banners, Word Play, Cargo Stencil Numbers, Embossing folder: Sizzix Vintaj Lowercase Typewriter DecoEmboss
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Stuff to Say, On the Railroad, Road Trip, At the Movies, Mini Muse, Odds and Ends, Going Somewhere, Curiosities, Warehouse District, Artful Voyage, Classics #1, Ultimate Grunge Backgrounds
Inks: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Black Soot; Archival Ink Jet Black and Coffee; Ranger Vintaj Weathered Copper patina kit; Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink: Pitch Black and Caramel
Paint: Ranger Adirondack paint dabbers: Pitch Black, Silver; Jenni Bowlin paint dabber Chili Powder
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles white mat board; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Lost & Found, Destination paper pads, Grungeboard; Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi clear and black modeling film; Ranger Manila cardstock and Specialty Stamping paper; US ArtQuest mica
Embellishments: Tim Holz Idea-ology Light Bulbs, Corked Vials, Word Stick, Word Bands, Game Spinners, Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears, Mini screw brads, Film Strip Ribbon, Memo Pins, Philosophy Tags, Facets, Ruler Ribbon, Mini Paperclips; Vintaj Blank Square Tag; Studio Calico wood veneer Birds, Potty People, Tiny Stars, Transportation, Tweets; paper flowers; Collections Elements measuring tape; washers and screws
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents; Ranger Claudine Hellmuth matte multi-medium
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Tim Holtz mini attacher; paint brush