Iris Shadow Box

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Iris Shadow Box


Create a 1 inch width shadow box of size 8 x 10 inches in size with white cardstock. Using the designer paper from HCDP1-2150 Iris Garden Paper Collection; cut 7 x 1 inch strips and distress the edges with Cactus flower ink. Adhere these strips to the inside of the shadow box to create wood plank effect. Similary cut 1 inch strips from another designer paper to cover the top frame and sides of the shadow box.

Using HCD2-7382 Simply Classic Oval Frame Die, cut the smallest oval and the corresponding decorative die on White cardstock. Stamp the sentiment from HCPC-3844 For My Friend Sentiments Cling Stamp Set onto the oval diecut with Cactus flower ink and sponge the edges with the same ink. Adhere the decorative oval element to this piece and add this element to the top-left corner of the shadow box using dimensional tape. 

Cut several pieces of  white cardstock using HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die, HCD1-7263 Swirly Accent Spray Die and HCD2-7382 Simply Classic Oval Frame Die. Adhere 2 pieces each of the diecuts. Cut the center piece of the Courtyard Elegance diecut to 4 quarters. Adhere 1 each on the opposite corners inside the shadow box. Add a diecut of the Swirly Accent Spray die also along with this. 

Stamp few images of the birdhouse from HCPC-31022 Iris Garden Accents Cling Stamp Set on White cardstock with Obsidian Black ink, color them using water colors and cut using the coordinating dies. Stamp several images of the petals and leaves from HCPC-31022 Iris Garden Accents Cling Stamp Set on flower making paper with Cactus Flower, Deep Purple and Fern Green inks. Color the flowers using Sunflower, Cactus Flower, Lighthouse, Majestic Violet inks. Color the leaves using Leaf Green ink and cut all the images using their coordinating dies. 

Shape the flowers using flower shaping tools, stack and glue 3 petals each for the larger flowers and 2 each for the smaller flowers with stamens in the centers. Glue each of the flowers on to the HCSF1-498 EZ Stem Floral Wire and adhere the flower spray to the bottom corner of the shadow box using hot glue. Adhere the birdhouse diecuts to the other corner using dimensional tape. 

Arrange and adhere all the die-cut elements on the front of the shadow box. Finish off the project by adding Unicorn pearls and Rhinestones around the arrangement.

Other Products: Dimensional adhesive, funnel tray, scissors, paper trimmer, scoring board, die cutting machine, rhinestones, watercolors, water color brushes, Unicorn pearls, hot glue and glue gun, Obsidian Black ink.

Created By Jeny Johnson
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