Saturday, March 17, 2018

Paisley Elephant Shadow Box

I had so much fun making a card with Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set named Amazing You – Paisley Elephant. It is also available as Digital set if you prefer, but I really like how this wonderful Elephant looks as heat embossed. I also used Floral Surprise Digital Papers to make my Elephant walk through the flowers.

Materials used:

Embossing Powders: Midnight Madness [EP252], Gold Detail [EP168];
Inks: Nuvo Hybrid Ink Metro Grey [211N], Versamark [VM001], Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey);

Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
Adhesives: Ornament Glue [541];
Cardstock: White, Tissue Paper;
Others: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]

It was essential to use the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for my project. For the start, I placed the stamp on the Stamp Platform, inked it with Metro Grey Nuvo Hybrid Ink and stamped the image to the smooth white cardstock. The color of the ink doesn't matter because it will be covered later anyway, Important is that it works well with your coloring medium. I colored my Elephant with Promarkers. After it was colored, I placed the cardstock back inside of the Stamp Platform and re-stamped the image with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed it with Midnight Madness Embossing Powder and fussy cut the Elephant with scissors.

Elephant is placed inside of the shadow box, which I made myself. I used a white cardstock and folded it to form a box. I colored some tissue paper with wet Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey) and crumbled the paper. After it was dry, I covered the box with colored tissue paper, which was adhered with Ornament Glue. This glue is nice and runny, perfect to adhere the tissue paper. 
After the glue was dry, I took the Versamark ink and lightly dabbed it to the wrinkles of the tissue paper. Then I heat embossed it with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. 
To the inside of the box, I adhere one of the papers from Floral Surprise Digital Papers set. 

There are 28 beautiful papers in the Floral Surprise Digital Papers set. I printed out one paper with all kind of different flowers and fussy cut some of them. To hide the white paper peeking from the side, I took the Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black) and run it over the sides. It gives the illusion that I am very good at fussy cutting ;) 
I wanted to add some sparkle to them and wanted to try something different. I placed a dot of Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Dops to the cut-out and smudged it all over the flower. Flowers have adhered with foam tape. For some, I used thinner tape. For some, I used several layers of the tape. This makes them stand on different levels.
Sentiments are stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Midnight Madness

This decorative strip is a part of the same paper which I used inside of the box, but this strip is printed out larger (that is exact reason, why I love digis. You can make them as large as needed). The lacy pattern on it is covered with Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Dops in the same way as are the flowers. 
I had an accident with it. A drop of water fell to the part which wasn't covered with Glitter Drops and because I use ink printer, the ink smeared. Only thing I could do to fix it was add the water with a paintbrush to rest of it. That came out interesting. I like how the orange turned to bright yellow. 
I also added some drops of Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Here is one more look at my Paisley Elephant Shadow Box. I fussy cut two little images from Floral Surprise Digital Papers and used them in the beginning/end of the sentiments. 
This kind of shadow box is easy to make. Here are one earlier project and the template of it. I made a suitcase by adhering two deeper shadowboxes together. On the first page of the template, you can get the idea how to make your shadowbox. Just change the measurements to suit your needs.

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