These boxes are completely different styles and that's because my artsy friends all lean toward a different aesthetic. So I experimented with a couple of diverse looks.
For the pink box, I stamped a Wendy Vecchi image onto the front with embossing ink, added white embossing powder, then shot it with my heat tool.
Caution! We all know that heat and plastic don't mix unless you're trying to do something melty!! This was a risky maneuver. My plastic box was milliseconds away from being a deformed transparent blob. I don't know if you ever get adrenalin rushes from crafting, but this was one for me! Will I or won't I destroy this plastic box?? But I survived and so did my project...this time. So if you do try and heat emboss onto plastic, my only advice would be to keep your heat tool moving around fast-- like warp speed! If you heat up one spot for too long, disaster will surely ensue.
I topped off my box with some pink and white yarn and some Tim Holtz "Tattered Florals" daisy shapes that I cut out of used dryer sheets.
And for you extra inquisitive folks, here's a peek of what I put inside the box:
For the grungier box, I went a safer route and stamped directly onto the plastic with StazOn inks (no heat involved). I used a polka dot stamp for the teal dots, then I used a sponge to dab brown around all the edges.
After that, I added some Washi tape and fussy cut around some stamped images, which I glued to the box. I filled this one up with vintage dictionary pages, ticket stubs and other paper ephemera.
The great thing about these pillow boxes is that they are so incredibly versatile! And they come flat, which makes them easy to stamp on and decorate.
I was able to create these boxes using the following supplies from Simon Says Stamp:
So what transparent masterpieces will you create this week? Please do share your creations with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. As always, you will inspire us and you will enter yourself in a random drawing to win $50 in Simon Says Stamp store credit.