I made a very dimensional piece that was placed inside a picture frame. I don't think this would be classified as a shadow box as the die cut images are outside the frame. Please let me know if I'm wrong!!
I had this inexpensive picture frame from Ikea in my stash. Now, I want a whole bunch more because I want to make more of these!!! I started by die cutting the smallest heart from the new Heart Doily Dies out of a watercolour paper pack from Lawn Fawn. I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 5X7 to fit the frame and what served as the base of the design. I originally thought that I would just place the 6 hearts on the panel but after fumbling around with the placement, I noticed that I could fit a fairly substantial sentiment on there!! So of course, out come the Lowercase Fun Dies!!
I used a light grey cardstock for the letters and added a touch of shading with a W1 Copic marker. To make sure the letters were straight, I did mark a line with a pencil. I used liquid glue to adhere those down. Now, this is where I actually placed the panel inside the frame as I wanted to make sure I aligned the hearts nicely!!
Before adhering the hearts, I curled the edges slightly to give a nice, rounded look. I used a strip of foam adhesive down the centre of each heart so they remained curled. I decided to break up the solidness of a few of the hearts by adding a tiny outline butterfly die cut. These come from the Mini Butterfly Dies.
I thought it needed a bit of sparkle, so I added some clear sequins.
I hope you enjoyed todays non-card project and hope you will give it a try!!
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