It took me quite a while to make this secret box, but now that I know what I'm doing the next box will go faster.
I used the tutorial from splitcoaststampers here to put the box together. I found the videos that accompany the tutorial much more helpful than the written tutorial. Also, I used the diagonal plate to score the diagonal lines which made the process so much easier.
Here is the box:
Here is a picture of the box partially opened:
Now a picture of it fully opened:
I used the Bordering on Romance stamp set and colored the images using watercolor pencils and odorless paint thinner. Love that technique. It makes the image look so rich!!
Here's a picture of the image on the lid:
As I mentioned, the image was colored using the Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and blended with stumps dipped in paint thinner (this can be used in place of Gamasol which is a more expensive version for artists). The coloring is probably what took up a lot of my time, because there were 3 images to color - one for the top, and two for the sides.
Here's the recipe:
Stamp: Bordering on Romance
Ink: Black Stazon, watercolor pencils
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Just Add Cake Designer Paper
Accessories: Scallop circles die, Circles die #2, dimensionals, dazzling details, paint thinner (non SU), stumps (non SU)