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Springtime Shadow Box

This fortnight's challenge over on My Besties UK is to Try Something New. I downloaded this 3D framed box for my Silhouette Portrait when I got it a couple of days before Christmas but hadn't used it. I have never made a shadow box before so now seemed as good a time as any. I used many different die cuts (are they called that?) using my Portrait as well as some metal dies to decorate the box.

Here's the box just standing up in my light tent! I absolutely love how this came out and think I'm going to make one for each season to decorate my craft room when we move!

And here it is hanging up - not sure you can really see the shadow effect as well in the photo than in real life, but my Besties girl is sitting on the outside of the box as are two of the pink cherry blossoms whilst the other is popped up on the inside. The tree is popped up and so are the birds, but the hill and clouds are not.


Stamps: My Besties IMG9811 from Sherri Baldy, Way Out West from Walztingmouse Stamps

Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose (Retired), Soft Suede all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Cherry Blossom Dies, Pippi Butterfly Die, Isabella Butterfly Die, Precious Hearts Dies all from Memory Box, Doohickey Heart Swirl Die, Doohickey Bon Voyage Foliage Die both from Magnolia, Glitterdomes from Crystal Stickers, Stardust Stickles, Silhouette Portrait to cut out frame, clouds, birds, tree and flowers on tree

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, R30
Hair - E43, Y21, Y23, Y26
Flowers - R83, R85
Dress/Shoes/Eyes - BG11, BG13, BG15
Ribbons on shoes - R81, R83, R85
Leaves/Socks - G21, YG11
Flowers on socks - Y15, Y17

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over tomorrow when I'm hosting my first challenge for the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog!


  1. OH MY Vannessa!! You have been a very busy girl!!!! Love your Beastie card/shadow box!!! As for not having a certain stamp in all the zillions of supplies we have...I totally get it!!! My problem seems to be paper even though I have racks of it...LOL!!

  2. Bright cheerful and a definate sign that summer is on its way - Lovely
    Pixie ( UK Besties DT member)

  3. Wow! I love your shadow box, Vannessa - it just looks as if your little Bestie is sat looking out of the window at a lovely summer scene.

    Thanx for sharing with us at My Besties UK. Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  4. beautiful, thanks for joining us in uk besties challenge. Gill DT

  5. So cute, thanks so much for joining us at My Besties UK
    Hugs Donna DT xx


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