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Exploding Box: Happy Birthday w/Red Butterflies
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Published: April 6, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 kendravixie
A friend's mother is about to celebrate her 65th birthday, and I created this box to house some photos (photos not currently pasted in).

Box opens up to reveal butterflies on acetate so they appear "floating" in the box.

The rhinestones are meant to look like cats' paws, as the photos inside the box will be of their pet cats.

Materials:
Union Square paper from My Mind's Eye
Stamps from Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society
Kaisercraft Black pearls and Red rhinestones
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Distress Ink blending tool
Versamark Ink
Tiim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Mariposa
Detail Clear Zing Embossing Powder
Inkadinkado Powder tool
I-Bond Hot Glue Gun
Kaisercraft Paper blooms
Ranger Industries Diamond Stickles
Value Craft red butterflies
Silhouette Cameo

Shapes downloaded from the Silhouette America online store.

Not shown: Happy birthday stamped greeting, personal photos of pets.
Image size
1600x1200px 1.73 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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noturaveragegirl10's avatar
noturaveragegirl10|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is STUNNING!
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful artwork! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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MayEbony|Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing work has been featured [link]
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Lilo1990|Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :D
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fairiestar|Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is so beautiful >w<
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Nestery|Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! You did an original and very personal present for your friend's mother, she will be happy! Lucky you, I want a Cameo too!! :iconuguufaceplz:
Congrats on your DD, you deserved it!
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Aslehill12|Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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HannahMahna's avatar
That's beautiful! You should totally sell these!
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Pauline-chan02|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The color red is so fancy~ I love how you mixed different pieces together to make them look really neat.

Wonderful idea!
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vivalaresistance36's avatar
so pretty! i love it.
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FlanCakes's avatar
This is such a beautiful box, it should be on the market!
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Badboylover94's avatar
This is really beautiful! I wish I can make something like that for my mom on mother's day... I hope your friends mom likes it!
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CecilieG's avatar
I like it because my mom made me one when I was very little
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Pikachunyan|Student General Artist
this is pretty :3 and today is my birthday XD but great job on this its really nice :3
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alicenpai|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to get this as a gift; it's just breathtaking.
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Tygermane|Hobbyist Writer
absolutely beautiful!! I love it!
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Gevio's avatar
beautiful :heart: my congratulations for the DD :D
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wolf912's avatar
I've never heard of an 'exploding box' before. :D This is so cool! The butterflies are a great idea.
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SkyManateeStudios|Professional Digital Artist
What a lovely birthday present! Many congratulations on the DD!
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Shiako-sama|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!! :la:
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Susan-at-Deviantart's avatar
What a beautiful and original idea!
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