Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today. I have a fun project to share with you, using Eileen Hull's new "3-D blocks/cube" die for Sizzix. I turned the biggest of the three blocks that come with the die, into a "Winter Fun" photo die. I hope you enjoy! ;)
This was actually very easy to make and assemble. This "block's" die comes with an instructional sheet that is extremely easy to follow, in fact, there are only two pieces to join together to assemble your block. The die comes with three different size blocks so the ideas are limitless to your imagination.
After I assembled my block, (which I cut using heavyweight chipboard), I printed out small photos, (each side of the largest block measures 2 1/2 x 2 1/2), and adhered them to small cuts of patterned paper, which I then adhered to the box sides where I wanted them, then distressed using Vintage photo distressing ink.
For the bottom of the cube, I wanted it to stand higher than just a block on a table, so I adhered the block to a wooden spool and adhered the spool onto a chipboard flower, that I painted first, distressed and sprinkled with vintage mica snow. I dyed some crinkle ribbon with 'blue artic' shimmer mist, and tied a bow and glued it to the spool, then added a small tag and vintage button to complete the "stand".
To embellish my photos, I used some crochet trim and printed chipboard snowflakes and corners from Tattered Angels, which I first dipped into Snow-Tex...after setting them aside to dry, I adhered them to the cube.
And for the top of the cube, (before I glued the box totally shut, I added a vintage drawer pull), then wound a small snippet of vintage tinsel.
And that's it! Voila! I hope this photo cube inspires you to create your own. They make awesome gifts and they are so easy to create! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! ;)