I recently took some lovely pictures of my god daughters in the park last week. I picked out my favorite pictures and created a shadow box just to put their pictures up for everyone to see. I had this 8" x 8" box which was part of the base of a flower gift I received during my last birthday and it's a perfect fit to what I'm going to do. I'm just glad I kept it because I know I'll have good use for it! :) You can use any size of shadow box as you prefer as long as it can showcase your favorite pictures with the rest of your embellishments.
I added a piece of wooden block at the base of the box so my papers which I'm going to use as a background will pop up from the depth of the box.
Next, I mat a grid paper from Scenic Route over a 8" x 8" black cardstock to use it as a background for the box.
Thereafter, I adhered the papers onto the wooden platform at the base of the shadow box.
I then chose a past season American Craft paper with leave motifs and cut out about 9 leaves. I curl the paper leave motifs with a pen to give them a little texture and I layered them onto the left side of the shadow box like shown below. Use foam dots to make them pop up from the background paper.
The last few steps will be to select a few types of embellishments to complete the shadow box. For my box, I selected a few embellishments such as the Jenni Bowlin Bingo card as a base for the pictures, die cut tags from Colorbox, journal stickers from Jenni Bowlin, pebble cailloux from Prima Marketing Inc. And I also chose some of my favorite Prima flowers which I displayed them on my "Under the Shelf Rod".
And here's my completed shadow box with my favorite pictures of my god daughters! I think I'm going to give this box to them so they can display it in their own room.
I hope you've enjoyed my post today and hope to see you again soon!