Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing an Easter themed shadow box that I altered using the gorgeous My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens collection and a Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box. I had a lot of fun creating this décor piece and reminiscing about a past Easter spent with my brother. Easter of 2016 was the last year that we were able to dress up our children in coordinating outfits, pre-teens and teens are much less cooperative, so this project is extra special for that reason in addition to the fun memories of a holiday spent with family.
Foundations Décor Magnetic Shadow Box Measurements
I like to plan décor projects in advance as they are a bit more involved. I thought it would be helpful to share the specific measurements of this tray and the compartments, as well as some assembly details, before going into the design specifics.
The outer measurement of the shadow box frame is 12.25 x 12.25 inches. A metal sheet is sandwiched between a top compartmentalized wood frame and a solid piece of wood. The metal layer holds the wood inserts with magnets that are applied by a simple peel and stick method to the back of the wood inserts. The wood inserts are easy to pop in and out of the frame. This feature allows one frame to be used all year long, swapping the inserts with the changing seasons. The frame is nearly 5/8 inches thick, so after adding the wood inserts and the magnets, there is about a 1/4 inch of space to the top edge of the frame. This means there is plenty of room for thicker and/or layered embellishments!
Wood Insert Measurements (1/8 inch MDF, 6 Total)
Magnetic Shadow Box Design Details
I added a photo of my daughters to the center of the box. The My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Ephemera Pack contains a great selection of die-cuts that were fun to layer on top of my pictures.
I created a layered title spot directly above the center square of the box using die-cuts from the Ephemera Pack and stickers from the Collection Kit. I used 3D foam adhesive squares to add dimension and separation to the words in the title.
I combined stickers and die-cuts to make small journaling spots. Once again, I used 3D Foam adhesive to help separate the embellishemnts from the base of each insert.
There are several different sizes of tags in the Ephemera Pack. Tags are an easy way to quickly add an additional pattern to a project. I topped the tag with a simple twine bow to add some texture.
I created a layered journaling spot next to the title. I trimmed away the white border on many of the die-cut ephemera pieces so I could layer them the way I wanted to fit inside the compartments.
Lastly, I tied a piece of ribbon around the frame. This ribbon serves two purposes. First, I like the rich dark green color and the contrasting texture. Second, and more importantly, I used this ribbon as the base for a large die-cut and sticker embellishment cluster. I wanted to decorate the top of the frame to add another layer of interest to this piece. The ribbon is able to easily slide off the frame, so when I change the wood inserts for a new holiday, I can also remove the embellishments that coordinate with this frame.
I hope I have inspired you today. I you have any questions about working with this magnetic shadow box, please leave me a note in the comments section and I'll be happy to answer.
If you're looking for a fun shadow box kit, there are a couple to choose from in the Clique Store:
Limited Edition Kit - Baby Shadow Box Bundle
Limited Edition Kit - Spring Shadow Box Bundle
Hey everyone! Erica here with you today to talk about using busy, bold and fun papers on your layouts! I tend to use white cardstock as my base for layouts or a very subtle paper as my layout base but I always admire when other scrabookers use the busy patterns in their layouts! So today I am sharing a layout I created using a beautiful polka dot paper from My Minds Eye that is included in the August 2014 kit.
Now this may not be busy for some scrapbookers but for me this would normally be cut up and used as a layer piece in my layouts but today I went for it and used it as my base! Once my layout was complete and I stuck everything down and committed to using it I really did love how it looked!
To keep my main focal point from looking like it was just floating on the page I adhered two strips of solid paper along the top and the bottom of my page. This helps to ground your layout and give it more of a complete look. I also used some cork embellishment from my stash to try and create a visual triangle to help your eye move around the page.
You can see I also stamped out some tiny hearts from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Wish You Were Here pretty close to the cork embellishments. The Fancy Pants corrugated paper adds some texture to my layout along with the May Arts string that was also included in this months kit! Using busier backgrounds as a base for me will take some getting use to but I am up for the challenge! How about you? Do you love using a busy pattern paper as your base? Feel free to leave your tips and tricks in the comments section below if you would like share! I challenge you to pull out your busiest pattern paper and have some fun! Share with us on Facebook or upload to our Flickr gallery! If you are a subscriber and using one of your kits please upload to our Pinterest group board! I am looking forward to seeing what you all share with us! Thanks so much for stopping today! I really hope you enjoyed my layout today as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you! Our 25% off sale is still going on and some products in our store are already marked down so this is the perfect time to get some great deals on some fabulous products! Enjoy your day!
Products used today
August 2014 Glam Camp Kit
My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here Stamp Set
July 2014 Kit
Aloha, it's Gia! I don't know if you heard this, but watercolors are a hot trend in paper crafting right now! I love to paint my own scrapbooking layout backgrounds with watercolors and today I am going to show you a resist technique using stamps and embossing powder.
First I stamped a feather pattern with a clear embossing ink pad. Then I sprinkled white embossing powder over the page and tapped the excess off. I used a heat tool to set the embossed feathers. Finally, I painted with my watercolors over the whole page in an ombre pattern with darker pink at the bottom.
Some of the My Mind's Eye Market Street journaling cards in the Glam Camp kit were the perfect complement to my watercolor background with a similar soft watercolor look.
I love the exclusive flair in this kit, and also used one of the extras in the School Store- the My Mind's Eye enamel dots. The arrow die cut was one of the cut files in this kit, and the transparency is from the Studio Calico Wanderlust acetate card set.
I love how painting a background really stretches your supplies and achieves a totally different look. I hope you will give watercolors a try if you haven't already. The Clique Kits watercolor art set is a great way to get started right now, and is on sale for an additional 25% off by using the coupon code AUGUST25 at checkout. Thanks for joining me in the Art Studio today!