Thursday 10 January 2013

Explosion Box-Poker Theme

Hi Guys,

Back with yet another crafty post... I haven't been crafting much because Kolkata is freezing and keeping my fingers numb...

I recently made a poker themed 18th birthday explosion box on request and well... it was quite a challenge... I have no idea about poker so before going into it, I had to research quite a bit...I won't say am a huge fan of the game ( too many technicalities involved)...

An explosion box makes things easier.. enough space to write and post pics too... :-)

WARNING:- Picture heavy post (when are my posts not picture heavy :P)

      The box lid- poker chips and some cards

Open view of the box and the lid and in the center a small box

 hand drawn symbols.. :D

Making a gift for a guy is extremely difficult... I have that uncontrollable urge to use flowers and bling and what not... All things feminine come to my mind them.. :P

Supplies used:- 300 gsm black CS locally purchased and scraps for everything inside
PPs:-DCWV, Amy Tangerine, Dream catcher, Echo Park
Stamps:- Fiskars and Penny Black
Ink=>Unity Noir and Memento Lilac Posies
Dies=> Spell binders floral ovals and MFT Chevron stripes
Embellishments=> chiipboards stickers were a RAK from Shalini Mittal,.Echo Pak Hello summer sticker sheet, Pie Lane hearts
Punche=> MS doily lace and Fiskars star punch
BIC Markers
Work Lipstick distress ink
seeing spots cuttlebug embossing folder
Fiskars trimmer and Scor-Pal

Entering this card for the following challenges:-
Crafters Corner #4=> Anything but a card or LO
Loves Rubber stamps=>Use dies or Punches
Created with Love=> Anything but a card
OLLCB=> Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy=> Die cuts and punches

Thanks for dropping by.. Will see you soon...



Sindhu said...

This is really a fantastic creation.. I can really never imagine making a card for a guy :( I just cant... You have done a fabulous job... I love all the details.. Hats off to you! :)

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous creation so much time and thought put into it the recipient should be very pleased
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

Chris Hanselman said...

Amazing box. I know your son will love it. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges


Hussena said...

Wao!..What a unique explosion box Khush!..Making anything for a guy is always difficult but you have really put a lot of thought in making this one...i really like this entire poker theme you have used..!!...Fabulous details too! :)

Thank you so much for playing along Crafter's Corner # 4 & Best of luck.

Sunehra Koshy said...

Really original Khushboo - poker theme and all. It really pops! And it's amazing how many elements you have in your explosion box. Un-be-lie-va-ble!
Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

craftin-dawn said...

WOW!! This is FAB!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

chillin with Quillin said...

this is awesome, I agree its hard to create for a guy, but you did great!!!

Poornima said...

Hi Khush..its chilling cold here too..Khush you have done a great work with this theme..the box top is my fav. !!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a unique theme Khush..whoever thought up such a concept!

yyam said...

Cool. Love the theme. And the bright colours work for a guy!

P/s: I think guys secretly love flowers! lol

Athina said...

What a great explosion box! Lovely use of die cuts! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

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Lady Bug Stampers said...

This is one fantastic idea. Great project. Bet your son loves it.
Thanks for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Miradormakings said...

Fabulous card and i can see a lot of time went into that one. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Joan x

Indira Tanwar said...

Lovely box on poker theme Khush!! You have added so many details to it :)

Laura Love said...

What a super cool project! I love all the details! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow this is absolutely amazing, there is so much to see all beautifully designed, stupendous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at OLLCB
lorraine x

Bettina L. said...

This is really fantastic. Love all the details and the pictures on them too. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a great idea! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Unknown said...

First all I am challenged in masculine projects and you not only made a masculine project but nailed it.And that too an explosion box...whoa ...awesome.I loved those details .

Artforte said...

awesome work...Thank you for joining the Crafters Corner Challenge#4

Daniele said...

totally brilliant gift so glad you joined us at OLL

Naz said...

Hi Khush!

This is such an innovative explosion box! Woo!!
Glad to be your new follower :)


Shalini said...

ohhhh its so cute....thanks for playing with us at crafters corner Challenge no # 4 - Anything but not a Card or Layout ....wish you all the best

Mallika said...

I loved this one specially ..
such a cute one