Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shadowbox Card Day 9 Homework

Wow! Was this shadowbox ever a lot of work. The great thing about having a Cameo and the software is now I have the files made up I can resize and use them for a card. I am going to use these files and this layout changing the sentiment on the cloud..

Sorry about the shadows but I just didn't seem to be able to get a picture without the shadows no matter what I did.

To make my shadowbox I made a cutting file in Studio and cut it out twice. Then I glued the layers of heavy cardstock together. Alas it warped some when I painted inside. I think next time I'll cut a shadowbox out of thin cardboard.

 I painted the background with both my regular and metallic watercolors on cold pressed watercolor paper to add some texture. I really need more practice using watercolors.

The butterfly is a print and cut which I used on my hydrangea layered card. I just resized. I used Mandarin Orange Perfect Pearls on the butterly. He really shimmers but alas you can't really see it in the photo. He is pop dotted as is one wing.

The oriental woman sitting on the bench is an image from Dover publications. I fell in love with her when I first downloaded her but to be honest was intimated to turn her into a cut and print. The hardest part ended up turning her into a separate  image so she could be pop dotted.

I decided to use a cloud for my sentiment. It was cut from a scrap of hot pressed watercolor paper which is smoother. I had seen a tutorial on heat embossing with two different colors of embossing powder yesterday so decided to try it.

Sorry I still don't know where I got this free cutting file for a cherry tree in bloom. I painted the tree and after it was dry glued my blossoms on it. I decided to glue it on the shadowbox itself as well as to the grass.

The grass was a file I had made for another project. Just did some resizing. I didn't like the green I had filled the file in with so used my homemade glimmer color. I also wanted it to look like the grass has dew on it. I added a fold line and it is glued to the shadowbox.

I painted the lace that is on the outside with acrylic ink. The outside of the box is also papered. I need to make an easel to glue on the back as well as a plastic cover so that it won't get dusty and yucky looking.

Right now  there are changes happening in my life so I probably won't post as often. However, I will seriously try to post at least once a week. I'm also still committed to my fifteen minutes of crafting time every day. It is amazing what can get done in that short of time.

Thank you for looking and for leaving comments. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Myoriah
    I love your Japanese theme. You did a great job.
    I do hope your life changes are good ones.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a neat comment. Yes, I am trying to use less blue. lol I do have a few things on the desk that are pink and some black. lol

  2. What beautiful images you've used. It does say "bliss" and serenity. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Wow, what a lot of work you went through. Such a beauty. And I see the same cherry blossoms that my card you gave me has. I love it! How clever to add a sentiment to the cloud. I must CASE that idea. Hugs.


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