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Victorian Shadowbox Card

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Category Paper Crafts
Style Classic, Romantic, Traditional, Victorian / Steampunk
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What materials did you use? Victorian Shadowbox Card (4.75 x 6.25): Base card created by bonding florist's foil paper to basic kraft cardstock using Elmer's spray adhesive. Suede accent paper by The Paper Company. Oval cutout produced with Fiskars Oval shape cutting template ("orange") and Ultra Shape Express circular blade. Large pop dots were added underneath the top layer in order to create the shadowbox effect and a piece of white vellum inside the shadowbox accents the flower bouquet. Gold accent beads by Reflections for Michaels. Offray ribbon. Silk flowers and stems by The Card Collection.

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What are you most proud of? The fact that the end result totally exceeded my initial vision.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is best if you work on this project in stages as each step can be rather time and labor intensive. Be patient, especially with the paper bonding since it can get messy (wearing a pair of surgical gloves helps)! To stabilize the top layer, bond the suede paper to cardstock prior to cutting out the oval window. Use crafters tweezers to apply the individual gold beads, and *tiny* dots of Diamond Glaze or a similar product for adhesion.

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what a beautiful card. that is one i would like sent to. it truely was made with love to be sent with love.

09/25/2011 Flag

I am going to try to replicate this but use mat and layer instead its a long time since I have seen anything so nice. THANK YOU

01/05/2014 Flag

Thanks to all of you for the vote of confidence! I made similar designs to this before but decided to take it to the next level. One thing that's worth mentioning is that the products that I used made a tremendous difference. Experiment with different colors and textures and you will be successful. Again, your support means a lot! :)

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03/22/2014 Flag

Beautiful - would love to try it even though I am not artsy.

11/30/2015 Flag