How much easier can this Shadow Box be to make? Using the new 3D Shadow Box die by Brenda Walton sure makes this a simple project. If you are one that loves winter then this is the project just for you. A big “Thank You” to Hilary Kanwischer for sharing this project with us. Be sure to visit her blog Hilary Scraps for more wonderful creations. I guarantee you will be happy you stopped by.
First use a heavy weight chipboard for sturdiness, and use a heavy-duty crease pad to get a nice thick crease for the box. Paint the raw chipboard with white acrylic paint on all the sides, then lightly sand it before adhering the patterned papers.
Next distress the sides with vintage photo distressing ink. You can add a clear piece of plastic from an embellishment container over the window to keep everything tucked inside.
The inside of the box you will line the bottom with cotton and add some vintage snow glitter. You then will adhere your photo to the center. To pop it out you can back the photo with 3D glue dots on each side and press it to the back. Add a small sprig, a wooden snowflake, and some vintage ice-skates to the corner of your photo. Next you will add some vintage snow glitter to a small glass bottle and tuck it into the other corner of the frame.
On the corner of the box add a small rusty snowflake. Take a chipboard snowflake and dip it into Snow Tex (set aside to dry if you choose to do this). When it is dry you will adhere it along with another small wooden snowflake and add a silver button to the top. Adhere them all together to the corner of the box (A hot glue gun works great for this).
For the top of the box, distress the chipboard banner (this is included with the Shadow Box die), then stamp your sentiment to the top and adhere it to the box. Add a vintage drawer pull as a decorative element. If you add the drawer pull it needs to be added before sealing the box up completely as it screws together from both sides).
When the shadow box is filled, the last step is glueing it all closed. Wrap some vintage rope tinsel all the way around the box for a little more wintery look. What a fun and treasured project to store your favorite winter picture in. I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration, and hope this inspires you to create one of your own.
Thank You for stopping by. Have a beautiful creative day!
- Shadow Box XL Die (Sizzix 658748 $41.99)
Other: (Not Shown)
- Heavy Weight Chipboard
- White Acrylic Paint
- Sand Paper
- Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
- Patterned Papers
- Vintage Snow Glitter
- Clear Plastic
- Wooden Snowflake
- 3D Glue Dots
- Vintage Ice Skates
- Small Glass Bottle
- Silver Button
- Chipboard Snowflake
- Rustic Snowflake
- Vintage Drawer Pull
- Stamp Set
- Hot Glue
- Big Shot