it’s my son’s birthday, so I decided to make him a shadow box card,
similar the the one I made for Sasha last week!
I chose Mint Macaroon with Tranquil Tide for the colour scheme, and hot air balloons for the theme. I
used the smaller balloon in the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, and Mint Macaroon
Ink stamped off once to decorate the front of the Shadow Box.
want to use Glimmer Paper for Leigh’s name but I wanted something shiny.
My first thought was using our Fine Tip Glue as that dries shiny but I
decided it’d be such a trial keeping the glue where I wanted it to be. Then I thought about acetate, so I put a layer behind the name and then
added a layer of Tranquil Tide Cardstock (CS). I was really pleased with
the result although it doesn’t show up in the photographs!
decorate the Whisper White CS, I stamped five of the smaller hot air
balloons using Basic Black Archival Ink. I coloured each balloon using a
selection of different coloured Marker Pens. Then I used some die cut masks I
always keep in with the stamps, to mask the balloons so I could stamp some of the
larger clouds using Smokey Slate Ink.
I felt the white looked very stark
and needed to be softened! I used the fine splatter stamp from the Gorgeous
Grunge Stamp Set (about to retire on 31st May 2017!), inked in Smokey Slate and stamped off twice. Leaving the masks
on the balloons, I stamped randomly all over back. This helped, but not
enough. Next I decided to sponge over the entire back using Soft Sky Ink. It
worked to a certain extent and I decided to leave it, but if I was to do
this again, I’d use a coloured sheet for the back, probably Sahara
decorate the front I stamped one large and one small hot air ballon on
Mint Macaroon CS using Mint Macaroon Ink. I die cut them using the Up
& Away Thinlits, and adhered them to the left of the window using Dimensionals and overlapping them. The sentiment, which is
from the same stamp set, was created and adhered in the same way as the
hot air balloons
the gift card pocket at the back of the card, I stamped the same design
as I did on the front except I used first generation stamping. I think my
favourite design of all those I’ve done for this week’s Shadow Box
Cards is the one which was the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped several
times in offset straight lines.
This afternoon I have a class and this evening we’re celebrating Leigh’s birthday at a barbecue at Vicki and son-in-law Leigh’s house. We’ll also be having a belated toast to Sasha for her birthday last weekend, too!
It’s going to be busy today but a blessed day. I wish you a very blessed day, too Until tomorrow, happy crafting.