Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hooray! It's the January Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!

Hi and welcome to this stop on the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month, Inky/Angela has decreed that the theme would be "Alternative Medicine" -- where we were challenged to use our Bombshell Stamps to create altered and/or decorated objects.

My project is a card box that started life as a plain cardboard box that was big enough to hold 5.5" x 3.5" cards.

The Card Box

The Front of the Box

The Back of the Box

The Top of the Box

The Sides of the Box

The box was sprayed with a combination of Black Soot Distress Ink, Blue Perfect Pearls Powder, Pewter Perfect Pearls Powder (all Ranger products), and water. While that was drying, I painted the Grungeboard (Advantus) swirls (mini & regular Harlequin) and the mini-puzzle pieces with an Adirondack Gold Dabber. When the paint was dry, I dabbed Rocket Red Gold Brilliance ink (Tsukineko) lightly over to add some red tones. I also used the Gold Paint dabber to color the white and red Prima flowers and to add some gold highlights to the Scrabble® tiles and the dice.

I made the Queen of Hearts cards by stamping either the Bombshell Pin-up or the Pirate Wench over the floral swag and adding crowns stamped in Rocket Red Gold Brilliance ink (Tsukineko) to their heads. I colored both images with Copic markers, then added the "Q" with rub-ons. The heart under the "Q"s were stamped in Rocket Red Gold Brilliance ink.

I stamped a Center Pin Stripe on either side of the box and heat embossed them with Queen's Gold embossing powder (Ranger). The hearts and crowns were stamped in Rocket Red Gold Brilliance and heat embossed with Chinese Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger).

I used semi-sheer harlequin pattered ribbon with German Scrap borders (the Gold lacey foil stuff from Artchix Studio)on the side of the box's lid. I embellished the entire box with a ton of pearls (Recollections) and rhinestones (various manufacturers).

Here is a list of the stamps that I used:
• Bombshell Pin-up from the Bombshell Angel set
• Pirate Pin-Up Girl from A Pirate's Life set
• Blossom Banner from the Bombshell Angel set
• Heart from the Love & Luck set
• Crown from the Speed Shop set
• Center Pin Stripe from the Striped by Me set

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Now mosey over to the other Hump Day Hoppers. I'm sure there's some serious eye candy!

Remember! Each time you comment, you get entered for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Bombshell Stamps. Don't forget that the Hump Day Hops are now once-a-month on the last Wednesday and the public can hop along with the Bombshell Stamps DT. How cool is that? <---Very cool!

Here's the list of my fellow Hump Day Hoppers:
Miss Magoo


  1. Wow!!! What a treasure! Simply stunning.

  2. OH MY!! It is beautiful, sexy, and cool!

  3. How fantastic this box is! I love how ornate you made it! Lovin' the harlequin...well, I guess I just love everything about it! Awesome project!

  4. THIS is amazing! LOVE the dice feet on here. Everything about it is inspiring.

  5. Can you say HOLY WOW??? This is gorgeous chica!

  6. Yowza! I'm am loving all the details on this! Gorgeous from every angle!!

  7. This is fantastic work and I LOVE the dice feet! these projects are phenominal.

  8. You've given me a great idea with that wonderful box of yours! I have several plain, ugly, metal index card boxes that could use a little "spiffin' up". Now, where are those stamps.......


  9. LOVE this card box! Super gorgeous. The dice are a perfect touch.

  10. I'm so in love! Great job, I love the playing cards... they so rock!

  11. Wholy smokes Kathi, this is amazing! Every detail is to the nines, and the queens are the cake topper! Wonderful colors and... gosh everything! I love the dice for feet, so clever!

  12. LOVE the dice feet! Such a cute idea and the perfect touch to the rest of an adorable box.

  13. Holy Crap Kathi, this is ....I'm Speechless!@!!!!

  14. I am head-over-heels for this box, Kathi!!! I especially love the 'cards' - what a totally awesome idea!!!!!

  15. Fantastic! I love how you made the playing cards...so creative! Now I have that song in my head...

  16. WOW! This is fabulous!!!! Love the Bombshells but I also love all the extras that you added to this piece! I really love those Scrabble tiles!! What a wonderful project!

  17. WOW Kathi!! This is TRUE ART!!And I love the dice at the bottom,that is sooooo cool!!!
    This is a georgeous project,well done!!

  18. Totally awesome! Love the cards! What a fun idea!

  19. I love all of the little surprises on your box -- puzzles pieces, dice, etc.!

  20. Wow, what a stunning box! Love all the elements you used, esp. the dice for feet!