DT member Emma Trout made a amazing camera gift box for the last Prima blog hop feature.
Today we will share a great tutorial by Emma on how to make this fun gift box!
Please enjoy Emma's share and instructions!
Camera Gift Box by Emma Trout
Watch The Birdie' is a gift box that could also be used as home decor, with a space for a photograph too. I was inspired by Ingvild's fabulous Junkyard Findings metals to make a gift box in the form of a camera. The phrase "watch the birdie" is an old photographer's saying and inspired the use of birds and wing resin in to the design.
The back of the box opens out like a film camera revealing ample space to add a few gifts.
Once I started making this box it came together really quickly, in fact quicker then a layout! I only used one sheet of a card and two sheets (ans scrap) of Prima patterned paper.
Here's is how I made it:
Copy the template onto stiff card and cut out. Fold into a box then lay flat again.
Cover the bottom two-thirds with Cartographer collection - Faire Un Voyage, and refold the box.
Cover the top third on the box with the reverse of the same box.
Distress the edges with a Ingvild Bolme - Comfort-Craft Distressing Tool
Add patterned paper roses to the right of the front, then start to build the "camera". Add a Door Sign to emulate the viewfinder.
Glue a resin frame on to a rectangle of card and adhere to the centre as the "lens base".
Use a large metal Heart Gear as the lens base.
Onto the gear glue a Faucet Wheel. On top of the Faucet Wheel, add a Industrial Wall Lamp (circle one) with the glass.
Glue the Shabby Chic Treasures resin "Wings" onto the Industrial Wall Lamp. Then a ship window from "Ship Parts". Under the ship window you can add a glass pebble to complete the lens.
Finish the front to suit your taste.
Some products used here; Special Screws, Jeans Plates, Pipe Lines, Screw Heads, resin sparrow "Fly Away" and more.
The top of the box was decorated with patterned paper. I added a light switch from "Switched and Outlets" (to resemble the flash gun holder), a layered Heart Gear and Faucet Wheel and two Ceiling Light Bulbs (glued together).
On the left side of the box I added a outlet from "Switched and Outlets" (resembling the USB points on a camera) and patterned paper designs.
To the right I added a tassel from "Steampunk Tassels" as a camera strop.
To the back I cut patterned paper designs. I layered a light switch from "Switched and Outlets" and a metal Heart Gear (resembling the DSLR arrow/ok button) and a resin frame to emulate a DSLR screen. There is space to add photo here.
And that's it! Your gift box is finished. I hope you love yours as much as I like mine.