Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

 Heartfelt Creations Shadow Box

The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team has a great Blog Hop for you this month.  There are 16 designers participating, which will give you a lot of inspiration using your Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and design papers.  Would you like to have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Heartfelt Creations?  All you have to do is visit each designers Blog Hop post and leave a comment.  You have until Friday, November 29th at midnight to leave your comments, then a random drawing will be held from one of the 16 blogs.  The winner will be announced at noon, Saturday, November 30th. 

Here are the 16 designers participating in this blog hop:

Caroline Duncan
Amarilys Doria 
Deneen Treble 
Vicki Dutcher 
Cibele Glazer 
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Giovana Smith 
Selma Stevenson  (you are here)
Alissa Wells
Linda M. Loew 
Lee Ann Barrett
Mary Faus 
Candy Slabaugh 
Glenda Brooks 
Linda Payne 
Lisa Allen 

I love working with the Heartfelt Creations design paper collections to create beautiful cards.  This month I decided to create a Christmas Shadow Box.  I used one of the beautiful pages from the "Frosty Blanket Collection" to create this box.  The  Heartfelt Creations design paper collections always come with 2 sheets, each of 24-double sided, 12x12 papers.  For this box I needed two identical sheets of design paper,.

 My finished shadow box is 6" square.  For the box, cut two pieces of white card stock 6 1/2" x 6".  Score down the 6 1/2" side, 1/4" from each end. Next, cut the design paper creating a 6x6" panel -- cut two identical pieces.  One will be used inside the box and the other on the top.     Next cut 1/4" strips for the sides of the Shadow Box.  Adhere the design paper to the "top of the box. 

 For the inside of the box, attach the other piece of design in the center.

 Next you need to cut an opening on the top piece, for a window into the shadow box.  I used my paper cutter to cut a 1/2" border along the top and bottom, and a 1" border along the sides. 

 This is what the top will look like when you cut out the center of the design.  Save that piece cut from the center - we'll use it later.

This picture shows the top of the box with the side panels glued on.

 Before I attached the two pieces together to create a shadow box, I used the piece of design paper that was cut out from the top to create dimensional elements.  I cut out the snow above the door, the wreath, the door knob, sled and the bunny and holly.  They were attached over the design inside the box with dimensional tape.  In the bottom of the box I attached the sled and bunny with dimensional tape on the top portion of the cut out and added glue at the bottom (so the bottom would blend in with the scene.  Glitter was applied to all the snow areas.

I used a piece of clear card stock over the "window".  It was attached inside the card with Scor-tape. 


Scor-Tape was added down the side panels and the box assembled.  On top I added  a poinsettia created with the Heartfelt Creations Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set and cut out with the Layered Poinsettia Die.  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Creations "Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set".   

It was really hard to get a good picture of this card because of the glare the clear card stock created.  I love how this card turned out.  

Your next stop on this blog hop is to Alissa Wells

Be sure to leave your comment below for a chance to win the $25 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

Here are the links at Heartfelt Creations for the products used:



47 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful shadow box. So love the awesome colouring and image.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Olga said...

Oh WOW! That's a piece of art!!!! Gorgeous!!

Sabrina said...

Your shadow box is extremely beautiful!!

Rita said...

Oh my goodness Selma. This is absolutely beautiful. Who would not want to own this. A definate treasure ,that's for sure. Hugs Rita xxxx

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous Creation!!! Thanks for a pictorial toot.

Amarilys said...

wowzers! this card is amazing! thanks for the step by step!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love the shadow box, now challenged to try it (-:

sandra carey said...

Omg this is amazing Hugs Sandra xx

Brenda said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Such gorgeously soft colors and what an awesome project!!!

Marisa Job said...

Just gorgeous!!

Glenda Brooks said...

Ihave always loved your shadow boxes....you inspire me to try one! This is just gorgeous!

Glenda Brooks said...

I have always loved your shadow boxes....you inspire me to try one! This is just gorgeous!

lindaplus3 said...

WOW !!! your work is amazing... your shadow box is beautiful :)

Cheri Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

christi said...

such a pretty shadowbox. I love the depth to it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME project! So soft and muted - just gorgeous!!

barbara macaskill said...

Your Christmas shadow box is stunning! I can't say how thankful I am that you included such a detailed tutorial! I am going to make this as soon as I go to my craft room! THANK YOU!!

Gidget Douglas said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the step by step!

Gidget Douglas said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the step by step!

tealeyes said...

Gorgeous project!

tealeyes said...

Gorgeous!

Linda said...

WOW! Gorgeous Selma! Wonderful tutorial too.

Kathy Martin said...

I love this shadowbox. I would like to try one of these.

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous!! I first saw this on facebook this morning and fell in love with it and decided I was going to make one too. I thought it was a canvas turned backside to the front and then covered with the pretty HC papers...lol... so I am super glad you showed the step out photos here! Thanks for the inspiration and fantastic idea!!

jennyplace2 said...

Holy cow! This card is just so beautiful I have book marded this page and I am going to try one of these cards later tonight. Wish me luck! LOL! But I think your instruction look pretty good. TFS!

Michelle said...

Beautiful shadowbox. Like the color combo

Kitty said...

Your shadow box is beautiful

Kathleen

Bonnie Weiss said...

This is without a doubt Selma, one of THE prettiest cards I have seen...absolutely stunning.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Absolutely beautiful shadow box. Love the color of paper and the scene is perfect. Thanks for the great instructions.

slowlygan said...

love your card, it is very beautiful

Louise H. said...

Selma, it is a joy to see your creations. God has blessed you with much creativity. Happy Thanksgiving!

Janis said...

Your cards and projects are always so beautiful!!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Marjorie said...

Selma, this is gorgeous! Thank you for your detailed instructions.
Marjorie from TX

creativearts said...

Amazing project! Beautiful and I love that paper. May have to order it!

Memaw said...

How cute is this, what a agreat gift idea.

Peggy Sobey said...

Very pretty. Love the colours.

Donna Oates said...

A stunning card! I love the vintage feel of it! Just gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!

CathyM said...

Very nice. thanks for the step-by-step. It helped me understand how this beautiful work was created.

Anonymous said...

I just went back for the fourth time today to take a look at your card from today. It is absolutely one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. It is definitely wall worthy. Thanks for sharing all of your creations ... they are certainly inspirational.

~Bonnie~


isobel said...

Just beautiful Selma, how do you keep coming up with ideas? All Blessings

Camille Short said...

This is a most beautiful shadow box....I would be tempted to leave it out year round!

Debbie Schenz said...

Absolutely beautiful and a challenge yo try. Thank you for sharing.

MsDebren said...

Luv this card !!!

Txcowgirl said...

Love this design. Also, thanks for the great step by step photos on how you created this.

Jan said...

This is simply stunning. Thank you for the tutorial. I hope I can create one that's even half as beautiful! As I'm looking at some of your other beautiful creations,
I'm making my shopping list.

Judi said...

I love how this card turned out as well! I am sorry I missed the blog hop. A day late and a dollar short... I have been playing with the two packs of HFC Christmas papers as well, and having a great time, though nothing as elaborate and beautiful as this.

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my! That is stunning!!! What a keepsake!

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