Friday, February 8, 2019

Spellbinders Shadow box as Photoframe + flower tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be here today to share two projects I’ve made with the absolutely AMAZING Shadow Box Collection by Becca Feeken. It is a dream to work with -so many possibilities.

When I put together my first box I thought that it would make a beautiful photoframe and since the daughter one of my friends in the US (I’m in Sweden) is soon turning one I thought this could make a beautiful but light (good for shippingcosts (-: ) gift to send across the pond!

The actual frame is easy to cut and put together so instead of doing a tutorial about that I’m sharing how I created the flowers for the frame and the coordinating card.


Diecut two of each flower Cinch and Go IV  from watercolor paper. I use Canson’s Montval paper which is 200grms/100 lb which can take a bit of abuse but is not too heavy to squeeze and shape when wet.

Step 2

Ink them with distress ink. I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries and then hold them together with a mini brad. Use a white or one the same color as your flower so you can keep it in place even if you want to add some other decoration to the center of the flower afterwards.

Step 3

Then soak your flower in hot water 1-2 min is enough. Some, oir rather a lot of the ink will come off since it is water soulablebut enough will remain to give your flower a beautiful color.

Step 4 


When it is wet you should be able to take it up and squeeze it together like in the picture above. If it feels too hard put it back in the water and let it soak us some more before squezing it out agan. Then unfold the petals and shape the flower as you want it. Let it dry and  then add your center decoration. I used some selfadhesive pearls.
The leaves are inked with Peeled Paint and Forest moss Distress ink and folded along the center score to givet hem some shape.

When the flower was dry I added a perl to the center. I then decorated my frame with the wonderful  Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame. I adhered the flower and leaves using gluedots.
The co ordinating card is made the same way.

Spellbinders supplies
: list all Spellbinders supplies you used for this project.

Shapeabilities Cinch and Go IV
Shapeabilities Layered Friends Forever Café Scene
Layered Thinking of You Woodland Scene
Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame
Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame 
 Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame

Other supplies
Sentiment Stamp from Spellbinders January Card kit
Non Spellbinders supplies :

Canson’s Montval watercolor paper
Tombow adhesive tape
Archival Jet black ink
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Early Bird
Rangers Distress ink
Glue dots

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You can read more about the Shadowbox collection HERE

Please come back soon because I have a couple of more Shadow box projects that I’m excited to share with you here!


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 


Lin said...

These dies are lovely - I do love Becca's products! And thank you for reviewing this way of constructing these beautiful flowers.......I had forgotten the process.

Lisa Elton said...

This is an exceptionally beautiful pair of projects!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh ..... so loved!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful projects, Karin! Thank you for the terrific tutorial. I'm sure you friend is/will be thrilled with the frame. Thanks so much for sharing!