Cottage Shadow Box
Card size is 7 x 5”. Score and fold 7 x 10” white cardstock at 5” on the long side to create card base. Cut sheet 6A of the Mushroom Cottage Paper Collection 6 15/16 x 4 15/16”, ink the edges with Archival Deep Purple ink and adhere to the card front using dries clear adhesive. Cut white cardstock 6 7/8 x 4 7/8”, color about 1/4” all the way around with Deep Purple and adhere to the inside of the card. Cut lower left of sheet 6A 6 3/4 x 4 3/4”, ink the edges with the Deep Purple, Stamp the sentiment ‘ Happy Birthday to You’ from the Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp set with Deep Purple and adhere to the inked cardstock on the inside.
Create a 5 x 5” shadow box. Score a 7 x 11 1/2” piece of Deluxe flower Shaping Paper on the short side at 1/2”, 1”, 6” and 6 1/2”. Score both sides on the long side at 1/2”, 1”, 6” and 6 1/2”. Trim the right top and bottom score lines off up to the first vertical score line, use a scissor to cut tabs. (See sample on my blog.) Use the Cut Mat Create 2A Die to cut the aperture in the front of the box. Cut paper sheet 6A of the paper collection x2 4 7/8 x 4 7 /8”, x4 3/8 x 4 7/8” and ink the edges with Distress Oxide Deep Purple ink. Use the Cut Mat Create 2A die to cut the aperture in one of the 4 7/8 x 4 7/8” pieces for the front of the shadow box. ink all the edges with Deep Purple ink and adhere the papers to the box prior to assembling. Finish folding at all score lines and adhere to form the shadow box.
Stamp the Mini Mushroom Cottages on white cardstock 2x using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color the full image on one using stampin’ blend markers and just the windows and doors on the other and diecut using the coordinating dies. Diecut the cottages and all the windows and doors again from white cardstock and adhere behind the stamped images. Adhere the windows and doors to the main images using dimensional squares and dries clear adhesive. Spray the diecuts with Imagine Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray – Sparkle.
Stamp the images from the Mushroom Cottage Accents Cling Stamp set on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink, color using the Stampin Blend Markers and diecut using the coordinating dies. Diecut again from white cardstock and adhere behind the stamped images using dries clear adhesive. Spray the images with Imagine Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray – Sparkle.
Stamp the fairy from the Mushroom Cottage Fairies Cling Stamp set 2x, once on white cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink and once on vellum using VersaColor white pigment ink. Color the Tuxedo Black fairy image using Stampin’ Blend markers and the wings with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean inks then paint the image with Wink of Stella - Clear. Cover the VersaColor image with WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat It Tool. Diecut both using the coordinating die. Color the vellum wings on the back side using Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron inks, fussy cut the wings and adhere to the cardstock image by using a little dot of dries clear adhesive at the fairy’s back. When the glue dries, fold up the vellum wings a little bit to give the appearance of flight.
Diecut two tags from designer paper sheet 12A using inside Ticket and Tags die and ink the edges with Deep Purple ink. Cut two tags from white cardstock using the outside Ticket and Tags die and ink the edges. Adhere the designer paper tags to the white tags, punch a hole, add an eyelet using a Crop-A-Dile and add purple satin cord to each tag. Adhere the tags to the back of the shadow box and adhere the shadow box to the card base.
Lightly shape all of the images using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the inside and outside of the shadow box and the card front using dimensional squares, dries clear adhesive and hot glue. Randomly add glitter to the card front, the inside of the card and the images by sponging with dries clear adhesive and sprinkling with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.
Other Products: Diecutting Machine, White Cardstock, Misti, Crop-A-Dile, Purple Satin Cord, Funnel Tray, Distress Oxide Inks – Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron. Dimensional Squares, Hot Glue Gun, Wink of Stella – Clear, Stampin’ Blend Markers – 1000, Dark Fresh Freesia, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light Bermuda Bay, Dark So Saffron, Light Soft Suede, Light and Dark Pool Party, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Cinnamon Cider, Dark Balmy Blue
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