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Having a play

I enjoyed making the magic box card and decided to have a play at a slightly more artistic one.  I keep seeing samples of arty paper using bottle lids to make designs so I figured I might give that a go and see how I liked it.

I started off with an A4 sheet smudged with a variety of Distress ink colours:

Then I added a few circles using an old milk carton lid and some Dimensional Pearl paint:

Then I added some smaller circles with some spray ink and then added my cooking screen and sprayed Cosmic Shimmer all over for the final effect:

I’ll hack this up into the appropriate rectangles and add some stamping, I think.  Now I just need to figure out what will go inside!

I’ve seen these making an appearance on YouTube recently, with the box part made into a mini-album, and the center bit filled with some themed items – ScrapChica is one user who has done a few.  They look darn cute! Mine is planned to be quite small, from the original tutorial using an A4 sheet, but that is just because I am fiddling about with the technique.  I keep making mini-albums and not getting around to filling them, so I am TRYING to focus more on finishing up old projects before I make a new thing that will then sit, awaiting photos, or smaller projects that I can COMPLETE in one sitting.  And scrapbooking actual layouts!