Saturday, May 3, 2008

Shadow Box

I saw Carolyn King's shadow box tutorial and wanted to try it. Carolyn is another talented artist who I visit her blog frequently. There is no stamping involved, but very time consuming to put all the little pieces together. I did a flower shop window display of flower pots. The awning is made from the corner punch. I don't have a rotary scalloped cutter and I hate using the fiskar scalloped scissors or I better start learning to use them. I hate them because I can never cut a straight line, but the fiskar website has suggested to draw a straight line on the back of the paper and then cut. I prefer the corner punch better. I punched out the flowers in various colors, flower pots and drew a line, and bamboo as flower stems. I added buttons and circles that are colored with various spica copic pens and added crystal effect on top. The card looks so plain right now, I wanted to stamp a bee and the sentiment "have a beautifu (bee-utiful) day" on top of the flower pots to fill in the empty spaces. I think that is what is missing besides having a name for the flower shop. I looked in the Stampendous website under the Bee Happy collection, but can't find it. If you know where I can get those stamps to complete this project, let me know. This was a fun project. The men in my house said this is an ok card as it is too flowery and femine for them. I take all comments, good and bad because I am still learning and developing my paper crafting skills.

I think this is it for this weekend as I need to replicate the Thomas Kinkade and shadow box cards to sell for the "Hope for Cat" cat shelter.
Thanks for looking.

Paper: American Craft dp, Brazzil purple, red, brown, and green cs
Accessories: small flower, flower pot, bamboo, corner, and circle punches, flower brads, mini buttons, spica copic pens, brown ink pen, crystal effect

1 comment:

Carolyn King said...

You did a GREAT job!! Love your shadow box card--love the purple too!