Today’s project is part of the Share It Sunday Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop. Since there is no theme for our hop, I chose to make a Autumn Shadow Box using stamps and dies I had on hand. I love to decorate for Autumn so this was a perfect project for me. It is, also, the first shadow box I have made! I have wanted to make a shadow box for years! But, kept putting it off thinking “it wouldn’t turn out.” Well, I love it! It’s my first and there is always room for improvement. But the point I am trying to make, is just “do it!” Done is better than not at all!
Shadow Box Basics
The Autumn Shadow Box measures 6″ x 6″. I chose to cover the black velvet background with a piece of 6″ x6″ Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper. I used Basic Black as a matte and layered it with Basic Thick White Card Stock that I dry embossed using the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. The layers were secured to the Designer Series Paper background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Autumn Shadow Box Image Design
I used a variety of stamps and dies for the images: Hello Harvest Bundle, Wheat Dies and Fond of Autumn Bundle. The center image was my focal point. I layered a piece from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper on the embossed Basic White. Then, die cut the pumpkin using Rustic Pumpkin Dies and Copper Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
I chose Shimmery White Cardstock to stamp images. Using the Oak leaves from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set, I inked them in Mango Melody and added Cajun Craze with a dauber. The flower, acorns and branch of leaves are from the Fond of Autumn Bundle. Scraps of Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake And Early Expresso were used to die cut the acorns, wheat and branch of leaves. I colored the flower using Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive Stampin Blends.
I used the sentiment, Autumn Wishes, from the Fond of Autumn Stamp Set, with the banner from Rustic Pumpkin Dies. In an effort to make the banner stand out, I cut a second banner in Basic Black as a silhouette. I finished off with the Elegant Faceted Gems.
Now, you may not have all of these stamps and die sets, but that’s not the point. Look at what you do have! It doesn’t have to be for Autumn. Maybe it’s for Christmas, summer or the beach. Be creative and make it your own! I hope you enjoyed my Autumn Wishes Shadow Box. Now, it is time to be inspired by all the amazing projects from several other talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world! Hop on to the next one!
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A wonderful fall sampler!
Robbie Susan Chandler says
That is a beautiful shadowbox!
Melva Peters says
Wow! what a great project!
Thank you, Melva!