Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Very First Shadow Box!

I bought this little shadow box 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 on the outside.
I got these at IKEA for like $3.00!! I should have bought a truck load, they make wonderful presents and keepsakes. I put this one in my husbands Easter basket.
The background is confetti cream CS stamped with choc chip ink with the Damask stamp from 24-7 stamp set. Then I used the decor element Love and adhered it to the front of the glass
HINT: Do not let your decor elements get to old and store them in room temperature climate. I got this 2yrs ago at leadership convention and it was a little difficult to transfer. I think I had this in the garage for a while hence it probably got to hot, so for us like to hoard things....its time to pull it all out and put it to use! This is a close up shot showing the stamped image from the Tiny Tags(118091) stamp set from the OMC $22.95 in brown stazon. then I took the large assorted brads and stamped on the choc chip ones with white stazon. Before stamping I cut off the back prongs so that the brads were flat and stamped and used pop glue dots(large ones, mold them into the brad) to adhere to the outside of the frame. I got this idea from a new stamping gal pal, i love to take credit but it was a suggestion from a very crafty girl! Thanks, you know who you are!
This is my favorite picture of Scott and I. I love how the Sepia tint to the photo blends so well with this design.It is simple but I think elegant.
I love IKEA, if you look in the SU catalog you will see they do too!

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