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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Silent Night Shadow Box

Hello Everyone and Welcome to My Blog!

Had some fun creating this Silent Night shadow box project for my upcoming craft shows. This was a fairly easy project to do even though I took it step by step to make it come to life. 

The frame is a 5 inch by 7 inch shadow box frame.  There is about a 3/4 inch clearance between the back of the box and the glass so it gives you an option to add more 3 D items.  I started by making the "Silent Night" letters from vinyl cut from my Silhouette Cameo machine.  The letters are about 3/4 inch high and I needed them to fit on the frame.  The "g" just slightly falls a little below the frame but I don't think this should be a problem.

I looked for a stable scene from the collection of images I had in my Silhouette library and sized this one to fit pretty well.  Dimensions are about 4 inches by 4 inches and it's  perfect.  I added a silver mirror paper star above the stable and added a rhinestone to it.

I tore a piece of white card stock to make some "snowy hills" and made tabs about 1/2 inch wide to bring the torn paper forward in the frame.  I also added a support to the back of the snow hill paper to make sure it wouldn't collapse.  

For the background, I used Night of Navy card stock and embossed the galaxy and stars on it from the stamp set "Star of Light".  I embossed with silver some trees from "Lovely As A Tree" stamp set and "Wonderland" stamp sets and added them to the design.  For the last added touch, I added some fake snow at the bottom of the frame to make the project come full circle.  

All in all, it was a pretty easy project and I hope you like it.  Would love to hear your comments so please add...good or bad!  

Until next time,