Monday, 8 November 2010

Altered CD Jewell Case

In the AFTCM group I am doing a swap where we alter a CD case and make a booklet to go inside with a winter theme.

I started by cutting some lunamatte paper to fit inside the front portion of the CD cover folded in half; which would be the booklet. I used two pieces so it would not be too bulky.

I stamped images, coloured them with Copic and Tombo markers, added glitter to some of the pages and added colour with my inkpads and Clearsnap stylus, and edged some with my markers. I finished it by sewing the centre together with some blue metallic thread.

For the front of the case I covered it in some silver toned paper. I stamped a Magenta image with brown memories ink added some white and silver glitter around the edges, I attached this to the centre. For the left edge I stamped and embossed the saying and edged it with a marker, and added some snowflake stickers.

For the inside right I took a piece of cardstock cut in a circle the size of a CD and covered it with black paper. I inked it with several colours of Opalite inks then stamped a snowflake background (Pedlars Pack) with Brilliance Moonlight White. I then took a snowflake cut-out and stamped and embossed a snowflake image on it an attached it to the centre of the circle. I added a little tree brad at the top and taped the circle to the area where the CD would be placed.

I also wanted to include a little extra item with the CD case. I recently bought some die-cuts made by a local company Ezee Pzee (, one being a snowflake. I took this and embossed one side with Peacock glitter embossing powder. On the other side I painted it with white acrylic paint and then embossed it with a different colour of glitter embossing powder. This is hung over the tree brad and can be removed to use on the Christmas tree or as a package topper, or whatever else the recipient chooses.

I also painted the black portion of the CD holder with a silver Krylon leafing pen, as I felt that the black was a bit glaring against the images.
This will be mailed and on it's way to my partner sometime this week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love it!
There was a mix up in emails so got taken out of the swap. Maybe we'll have another swap like this in the future. :-)