Friday, December 29, 2017

Joyous Wishes Shadow Box for Mom (#52/52) {12.29.2017}

Hi! Here is this week's card for my Mom ... and it wraps up a full year (52 cards!) that I have created and sent to her. Whew! But, let's get right underway and check out this card I made.

I was inspired by the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set, and I have been digging shadow boxes lately, so I combined the two and created this shadow box. I trimmed two pieces of cardstock to 4-1/4" x 7-1/2", and scored them at 1/2" and 2". I stamped out Lawn Fawn's Fanciful Frames onto the card panel on the front of the shadow box using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the frame with Copic markers, and also used Copics to create the "wall paper" surrounding the frame. I laid the cardstock back into the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and inked up the frame again with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I stamped it again (which lined up perfectly, thanks to the Stamp Platform!) and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I fussy cut out the inside of the frame.

I also trimmed some card panels to line the inside back and inside side panels of the shadowbox. I stamped some of the birch trees from the Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods stamp set onto the back panel, and then blended some Distress Inks on the card panels, and then stamped Lawn Fawn's Snowy Backdrops onto the card panels in Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This made it look like snow! I also stamped out more birch trees, the cardinal, fox, and squirrel from the Joy to the Woods stamp set. I also stamped out the joyful wishes sentiment with Versamark Ink, again using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Golden Sparkle embossing powder, and heat set it. Here is a close up of the sentiment,

To add even more bling to the card, I rolled on some Sakura Glue Pen onto the cardstock I die cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside die, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Olaf White glitter. Boom! Sparkly snow! I used this as my mid-layer in the shadow box and adhered both edges of the hillside to the inside of the shadow box.

Here is another shot of the critters and star from the Joy to the Woods stamp set, but it doesn't quite show the depth of the shadow box. It was about 2" deep.

I can't believe I made 52 cards for Mom this year! I hope she enjoyed all of them, and knows that I think of her all the time. I wish we lived closer together and I could see her on a regular basis or just stop by whenever I wanted or needed to see her. But, alas, we have phones, texting, emailing, and good old fashioned postal service to keep us together in spirit! I am also excited to enter this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set. Lawn Fawn has created a lot of stamp sets that I love, and it was a lot of fun to use these three sets and one die set to create this shadow box.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Adorable card Chris. That is such a cute little set. Good for you for sending your Mom a card each week, I remember you talking about it last year! Well done!

  2. this is so sweet! love the window/shadow box theme!! love the glitter you added too!! the little details are just darling!! what a work of art! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! :D

  3. Cute Cute Cute!!! What a grand final card for the year!!! I haven't made a shadow box card yet...sigh!! Have a wonderful New Year...and 'see ya' next year!!!