Hi Everyone! My name is Karin Åkesdotter (You find me on Instagram as Peppermintpatty42 and my blog is PeppermintPatty’s Papercraft) and I am so excited to be here today to share two projects I’ve made with the absolutely AMAZING Shadow Box Collection by Becca Feeken. It is a dream to work with – so many possibilities. If you want more info about this collection visit HERE.
When I put together my first box I thought that it would make a beautiful photo frame and since the daughter one of my friends in the US (I’m in Sweden) is soon turning one I thought this could make a beautiful but light (good for shipping costs (-: ) gift to send across the pond!
The actual frame is easy to cut and put together so instead of doing a tutorial about that I’m sharing how I created the flowers for the frame and the coordinating card.
Step1: Die-cut two of each flower Cinch and Go IV from watercolor paper. I use Canson’s Montval paper which is 200grms/100 lb which can take a bit of abuse but is not too heavy to squeeze and shape when wet.
Step 2: Ink them with distress ink. I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries and then hold them together with a mini brad. Use a white or one the same color as your flower so you can keep it in place even if you want to add some other decoration to the center of the flower afterwards.
Step 3: Then soak your flower in hot water 1-2 min is enough. Some, or rather a lot of the ink will come off since it is water soluble but enough will remain to give your flower a beautiful color.
Step 4: When it is wet you should be able to take it up and squeeze it together like in the picture below. If it feels too hard put it back in the water and let it soak us some more before squeezing it out again. Then unfold the petals and shape the flower as you want it. Let it dry and then add your center decoration. I used some self adhesive pearls.
The leaves are inked with Peeled Paint and Forest moss Distress ink and folded along the center score to give them some shape.
Before I leave I wanted to share another project I made with some of the products from this collection. It’s amazing how easy it is to make a card that look this elegant and elaborate!
Here I simply die-cut and assembled the frame on top of a cardbase that I had inked in green, pink and brown. From the same cardstock (Canson Watercolor Paper, I die-cut two panels, one with birch trees and one with the lovely Woodland scene.
I decorated the box with the beautiful Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame
Canson’s Montval watercolor paper, Tombow adhesive tape, Pearls, Archival Jet black ink, Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Early Bird, Rangers Distress ink.