I am up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today with a tiny Matchbox Theater. I absolutely love how this turned out and I hope you do too.
The theater has two pieces, start with the exterior piece first (the box).
Paint all of the outside seams with Black Soot Distress Paint. Cover the box with paper from the new Halloween Paper Pad from Tim Holtz. Watch your cuts so you can line up the pattern. Using your Xyron Sticker maker adhere all the paper to the box and glue it together.
Emboss two pieces from the Circle Doily Set. The outer circle was embossed using Emerald Creek's Mercury Rising. The inner circle used Candy Orange. The candy orange is super bright, almost fluorescent, so I toned it down using Mushroom Alcohol ink.
Cut out the kitty from the Halloween side order and attach her to the doily. Attach the doily to the top of the matchbox.
Now it's time to work on the interior.
Paint the interior piece of the theater except for the back panel. Cover the back panel with Halloween Paper.
The rest of the interior box was stamped using the Web stamp from an older Tim set(CMS093) and emboss using Emerald Creeks Hammered Metal. At this time you can glue your box together.
Stamp, color, and die cut your witch from the Michael's exclusive set.
Create a wobbler for the witch head. Using a 1/2 inch circle punch cut out two circles. Wrap a thin gauge wire around a marker a few times and snip it so you have a tiny spring. Tape the edge of the spring to one of the circles and repeat for the other side.
Using strong adhesive attach your witch to the wobbler. Make sure the depth of the wobbler works. You don't want the witch to get caught when you're trying to open the box. I added some halloween rub ons to the front of the interior box.
Check it out!
She's so fun.
The interior box just slides inside the wrap and you're done!