Friday, January 10, 2020

Spruced Up Shadow Box ~ Color Dare #376

This was such a fun and satisfying project! I loved this stamp set as soon as I laid eyes on it and finally had a chance to create with it.  The Color My Heart Color Dare design team is challenging you with an Inspirational Photo. Even though the photo has birds you do not have to use birds in your creation. What you need to do is pick your colors based on the colors in the photo. You can also use Black and White but don't add any colors not in the photo. Make any paper craft you like!

I decided to make a little scene for a 5" x 7" shadow box. I started by stamping and coloring a bunch of birds, branches and pinecones. After using the coordinating Thin Cut dies I started laying the pieces on the background paper to create my scene. I glued some pieces directly to the paper and the rest were popped up with Thin 3D Foam Tape. A few pieces even have double the foam tape so they are popped up a bit more. That creates 3 levels and creates a wonderful depth to the scene. I also added a bit of shimmer to the birds and pinecones just for fun/ After getting the pieces just right and adhering them I put it in the shadow box frame and this is what it looks like....although the photo really doesn't do it justice.

Close up to see shimmer

Without the shadow box frame

Spruced Up -- Cardmaking + Thin Cuts

Spruced Up Paper Pack
Close To My Heart products also used for this project
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Fern, New England Ivy, Espresso
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Water Brush
  • Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
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Be sure to check out more ideas on our Color My Heart Color Dare home page. Then let your creativity flow and create a paper craft to link to our home page! We LOVE seeing what you make.


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  1. Wow, what a beautiful shadow box and such a pretty layout...I need to get that stamp set.

  2. This is so beautiful! Well positioned images.

  3. Beautiful shadow box!! I really need to play with this stamp set!


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