Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Quick How-To...

Hope you all had a great long weekend!  Just stopping by with quick pointers on how to make some of the shadow boxes I've been posting.  With these tips you can make any combination of stamped images into a shadow box...

First start off by getting the images you want to include in your project...measure the height and width of each one (save these measurements to make window cut outs toward the end of the project):

Next...add 1" to both the height and width and cut out papers in these measurements.  Score 1/4" and 1/2" from each of the 4 sides:

Make 3 snips along scored lines in each corner as shown in photo below:

Put double stick tape on each of the 4 tabs that have just been created:

Fold in along each of the 1/2" scored lines...the taped tabs will form the 4 corners of the box:

Next, fold out on each of the 1/4" scored line...then apply double stick tape to all four tabs:

Put your stamped images into each box and arrange them how you would like them to appear.  Now you're going to measure the height and width of the entire piece (be sure to include tabs in your measurements):

Again add 1" to both the height and width measurements and score at 1/4" and 1/2" from each side.  Make the same 3 snips at each corner.  Cut out windows to match the boxes and tape a piece of acetate to the back of the piece to form windows:

Tape boxes to windows.  Fold in along 1/4" scored line and fold in again along 1/2" scored line.  Apply double stick tape along all four edges of frame and adhere to backing piece (cut to any size you want).  

Check back to some of my previous posts to see some other examples.  You can use this same idea for any sized project with any number of images!

Oh...and here's one more card for a special someone...