Sunday, September 3, 2017

Love Birds

Hey y'all! It's Lissa over here on the Craftin' Desert Divas blog. I've got something really cool to share with you today! Remember that awesome box card die? Well, know how shadow boxes are really popular right now? I've got a video showing how to turn your box card into a shadow box card!

Mine only has 1 little insert inside it, but I thought that's all it needed. I used 2 birds and a whole bunch of flowers & leaves from Birds of a Feather. I just LOVE how this came out!

I started out using Watercolor paper for my box. To turn it into a shadow box, I just cut off the flaps & used the little rectangle that is used as a mat to cut a hole in one side. My insert is cut from transparency so that it's "invisible".

I went on ahead and colored and cut out my images. Then I got started on the background. I really wanted it to look like a rain forest. To do this, I used Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink, Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink, Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink, Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Re-inker, Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Re-inker, and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Re-inker. Seems like a lot, but it's just layers upon layers of color.

I did both sides of the watercolor paper so that the scene was both inside and out of the shadow box. The trees are layers of vertical stripes using both Vintage Photo watered down and full strength, and Walnut Stain full strength. I splattered Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover to give some more depth.

Now that all of that is dry, it's time to put the shadow box card together. I layered some of the leaves and flowers on the back panel of the shadow box and on the frame. I situated my 2 birds so they look like they're flirting with each other. To get the to sit on the branch, I cut up between their feet and tail feathers. This way the tail is behind the branch and the feet are in front of it.

For some finishing touches, I added Glossy Accents to their beaks, his eye, and the centers of the flowers.

I do hope you like my shadow box card and I hope this gives you some inspiration to alter what your dies are used for.

To find out more information, please be sure to check out my blog, Purrfectionist Crafter

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