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Tropical Vacation Shadowbox

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Other Products: Cardstock- white, Spectrum Noir (Crystal Clear), Chameleon Pens (BR2, GR1, YG3, GR4, PK4, YO2, GR1, BV4, BL3, OR4, RD4, YO3), Stampin' Up Ink (Crushed Curry, Early Espresso), Versa Color- Opera Pink, Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L (Kraft Photo Corners, 3D Foam Squares 1/2", Extreme Double Sided Tape, EZ Runner Grand), Hot Glue

Instructions: Fold, ink and assemble your shadowbox. I kept the inner flaps to the left hand side of the shadow box where I had planned on adding the most foliage layers. Before completely sealing the shadowbox I added the 6 x 6" background piece of the teal wood grain patterned paper. I then measured and cut pieces of blue patterned paper for the top and sides of the shadowbox. Then I cut smaller strips to cover the front frame of the shadowbox. They are cut to 6.125" in length, and the corners are mitered like a frame. 

Cut 2 strips of red patterned paper that are 1 x 6". Adhere one to the inside bottom of the shadowbox and the other just right of center in the shadowbox. I cut my photo down to 3.5 x 3.5" and matted it in white cardstock and blue patterned paper. I added kraft photo corners to the photo. Adhere to the middle of of the shadowbox using 3D foam squares. 

Stamp and die cut 1 each of the small flowers and the medium flowers. I added colour to these using inks and daubers. Shape and assemble the flowers then add Prills to the middle of each using liquid adhesive. Stamp and die cut 2 large and 1 small palm leaf. I added colour to these using Chameleon pens. Stamp and die cut 1 each of the toucan, leaves & swirls and the leaf pair. I added colour to all of these using Chameleon pens. Stamp and die cut 2 of the curved fern leaves, add colour using a single Chameleon pen. Shape all of your leaves as well as the leaves in the toucan image.

 Using the Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear pen, I added sparkle to the toucan and the flowers. Using the shadowbox flaps up the side of the shadowbox, I added the foliage using hot glue. Then did the same with the greens along the front on the bottom. Add the toucan to the bottom right hand corner of the frame using 3D foam squares. Then add some extra greens in behind. I added the flowers and the leaf pair to the bottom left hand corner of the frame.

Created By: Tracy McLennon

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