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Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today, and oh what fun week this is. Authentique Paper and Petaloo have teamed up to bring you some amazing projects this week. For my project today I created a shadow box ornament using the "Believe" collection along with "Darjeeling Teastained Dahlias" by Petaloo. I hope you enjoy!
I love this "Believe" collection, it is perfect for every project you wish to create, and I knew these papers would create a sweet shadow box ornament and when combined with these fabulous Red teastained Dahlia's, it's a perfect match.
For this shadow box ornament, I used the "Shadow box" die from Sizzix to first die cut my chipboard, then after assembling it all together I adhered the Dahlia's to the outside of the box.
I love the distressed, textured feel of these Dahlia's. They are among my all time favorite floral embellishment.
Would you like to see how I created this ornament?
Let me show you how.
First you will need to gather some chipboard along with your die cut machine, (I used a Sizzix Big Shot along with a crease pad), and your collection of papers. The next step is to die cut all your pieces, and then fold on the scored lines. Adhere your papers to the chipboard however you'd like using a very good permanent adhesive. Sand the edges and ink with distressing ink for a vintage look.
Next for the inside of the shadow box, I trimmed the pattern paper to the exact size of the back of the shadow box, and then using your pattern paper, cut out the sentiment for the front. I added a little stitching to make sweet, then added some wooden snowflakes, (dabbed with a little silver Stickles in the middle), and a berry sprig at the bottom. Hot glue the embellishments on. Now you have about an inch of width to play with, and since I wanted to my sentiment to be 'suspended' more toward the middle of the shadow box, I added a few pieces of foam tape to the back of the sentiment, and also to the back of the green check paper.
Next step, adhere a small piece of transparency paper to the inside of the window frame using a good permanent adhesive.
Now I must confess, I had every intention of painting this step earlier on, but if you'd like, give the inside of your shadowbox and brushing of white acrylic paint, (this will prevent you from seeing raw chipboard, if you're looking into the shadowbox towards the side. It's totally a personal choice.
After the paint dries, come the fun part. Adhere the sentiment middle, (with all the foam tape on the back) into the shadow box. Next, using a small cotton ball, un-fluff it and adhere it down for a snowy scene. Continue adding as many fun embellishments as you'd like, I adhered a small berry sprig with pine branch to the one side, and along the other, I adhered a pair of vintage metal ice-skates.
For a fun vintage look and a true snowy scene, add a pinch of Vintage Mica snow onto the top of the cotton. I love Mica Snow, it's just perfect for this project.
Now before you go and glue it all shut, add a small vintage drawer pull at the top, (just make a small hole and the screw will push up from the inside, and the top pull will screw on over it. Then making two additional holes on either side of the drawer pull, add your ribbon hanger, and knot it on the inside, to prevent it from pulling through.
Now you can finish by gluing the top down, (I used hot glue for this), and glueing the box to the backing. Then as a final touch, adhere those ultra adorable teastained Dahlia's to the outside of your shadow box.
I really hope you enjoyed my project today, and I hope this inspires you to create a shadow box ornament for yourself.
Shadow box die by Brenda Walton for Sizzix
Die cutting machine such as a Sizzix Big Shot
Vintage Photo distressing ink, sanding block, wooden snowflake embellishments, glass drawer pull, (Tim Holtz), ribbon for hanger, (Tim Holtz), metal ice skates embellishments, (Tim Holtz), cotton, small berry sprig, white acrylic paint with foam brush, Vintage Mica Snow, silver Stickles, foam tape, hot glue, permanent tape runner and wet glue.
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