So we were shopping at the Disney Store on Tuesday and I found this beauty http://www.disneystore.com/alice-through-the-looking-gla…/…/ but it only comes for the iPhone. I have an Android. So today we went shopping for stuff to make it with! We found gear die cuts and gold paper (originally gift bags). Had a blast cutting out all the gears.:D freaked out the kid because her cutter didn't like it much. oops, she needed a new plate anyway. ;)
Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the steps for you. But I should be able to explain it...I hope.
Items I needed:
clear cell phone case for my phone. I found this easily by googling my cell phone brand. The only problem I had is that the site selling the case did not indicate that the case I bought wasn't entirely clear. There is part of the case that is cloudy. However, for this it doesn't matter much as you can still see the design and from a distance the cloudy part isn't noticeable.
background paper. Since the original design that I was copying from Disney is white, I just used scrap white paper. The thinner the paper, the better as there is some bending required. If you have white wrapping paper that works really well.
the gears. We found these Tim Holtz gear dies at our local craft store and I had a coupon. My daughter already owns a die press although we did need to improvise getting the thickness correct (there is an adapter you can buy, but we just used an embossing folder).
I wanted to copy the gold foil look and since we couldn't find gold foil scrap booking paper we bought some gold foil gift bags instead. They were thinner and worked better. gold foil wrapping paper would have also worked for this.
The dies have tiny holes on the back to help remove the cut paper. We gently pushed the paper out of the dies with pins.
the rabbit. My daughter actually already had the rabbit stamp (go figure!) so all we needed was the gold ink stamp pad. It took a few tries to get that right but practice makes perfect.
Now for the assembly! First I popped off the back cover of my cell phone and traced it onto some thicker paper to make a template that we saved to make other cell phone case inserts. (actually, my daughter popped her cover off to make the template.) Traced the template onto the white paper and carefully cut it out, using an exacto blade for the cut outs for the camera, flash & speaker.
Carefully arranged the gears to see where everything would go, but don't attach yet as the rabbit stamp goes on first. Stamped the rabbit and then glued down the gears. Let everything dry with some weight on it so it is flat.
Then place the new cover over the back cover of the phone and place the clear case on.
Finished phone case