Shadow boxes and more

I was at the Creative Fair in Stuttgart last week and came back with a …Silhouette cutting machine! It cuts all shapes, even ones downloaded from internet and self drawn images! I bought it mainly for text, as I can never find the right text I want. But what I discovered I could do with it, is amazing! Christmas came early for me!! I am going gaga with the shadow boxes and 3D card templates.

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The machine cuts all the pieces and you just have to assemble it! This template comes from Lori Whitlock. I could have just left it white but it wouldn’t have seemed very handmade to me if I did. So I used Brushos paint powder to colour the blue sky and Momento ink to colour the sand. A little WoW embossing glitter added shine to the front curves.   It slides flat so it can go in an envelope and the sentiment is behind the box. I will definitely be making afew of these for my kids’ school Xmas market.

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Heres how it looks with a led light behind! Gorgeous isn’t it?

I’m entering this in:

Christmas card: colour challenge christmascardchallenge

Sweet Stampin – Anything Goes

Heres another card I made with a template from the machine and my own dies combined. It took ages for me to finish this card as the template was for a 3 fold card but I wanted to make a shaker card out of it. I ended up only using the snow globe part of the template.

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Took me awhile to get the shaker part done and in the end you can hardly notice the “shaker bits” in it! I absolutely wanted to use it anyway because I am particularly proud of my colouring of the woody background in the nativity scene.

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I coloured it with my Zig clean colour brushes before dry embossing it with my Darice wood grain embossing folder. I also used my Zigs to give the front part of the snow globe a stained woodgrain look. The sentiment comes from a Stamplorations die cut from layered washi tapes. The patterned paper was cut using craft scissors.

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Don’t you just love the multi coloured shine of the Washi tape!

I’m playing along with:

Happy Little Stampers – Anything goes with dies

Die Cutting Divas – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Christmas to Die For

Stamplorations – Anything goes STAMPlorations-anythinggoes