Happy New Year! I have to admit that I was a little sad to put away all of my Christmas dies and designer paper since it is my favorite theme to work with. But I wasn’t quite ready to stop using my favorite color combination of red, white and green. I am an old broad and am slow to make changes. LOL!
My project today is a scene created in the Sizzix Shadow Box by Brenda Walton. The Bigz XL die comes with simple step by step cutting and assembly instructions.
I cut the shadow box using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and followed the assembly process in the pictures but I used my ATG adhesive instead of the double sided tape. I find it works equally as well for this kind of project.
While the lid was still open I inserted a piece of Memory Box Water cardstock to create the sky background for my scene.
I cut a white fence using the Impression Obsession Fence Border. I used glossy accents to attach a flower border to the fence line using the Impression Obsession Grass Border cut with Memory Box Granny Smith cardstock and Memory Box Flower Mound cut with Memory Box Holly Berry. I formed the tiny flowers using the stylus and molding pad from the Accessory Tool Kit.
I attached the fence to the inside of the box with glossy accents.
I cut the Savvy Stamps Birdhouse, colored the roof and base with a Vintage Photo Distress Marker and attached vines made using the Impression Obsession Leafy Branch and added a few flowers for an added touch of color.
I attached the birdhouse to the back wall using three layers of mounting tape and secured it at the bottom with a small strip of cardstock. I added an additional section of My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass in front of the birdhouse but I failed to get a picture of it before I closed and secured the box lid. I measured and cut the grass section to fit straight across the scene and left enough on each side to fold back and attach to the side walls.
Now this next part is a little tricky. I wanted to cover the box with this cute Lily Bee Sweet Shoppe designer paper but didn’t make that decision until after I had assembled the box. Duh! Do you do things like that? Normally I would have attached the the two papers together before I cut the die. I applied adhesive to the four sides of the box and laid the cover over it and secured it in place. I didn’t get the fit quite perfect but it is good enough. I finished by adding a few Memory Box Mini Clouds and Flying Birds. I didn’t add additional embellishments to the outside of the box because I wanted the little scene to be the main focus.
This shadow box can be used for so many kind of projects and there are some really cute embellishment pieces in the die set. I hope this has inspired you to give it a try.
Have a safe and wonderful New Year’s holiday.