Monday, October 29, 2018


I'm still working on my shadow box Thanksgiving cards.  This has been a slow process for this old woman.  I'm at the stage of gluing punched leaves to the inside of the shadowbox background.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Teaser - cards in progress

I'm working on Thanksgiving cards and it's taking a while.  Here's some of card parts in progress.
 This first part is the watercolor background in progress.  The second photo show the coarse salt that is sprinkled over the wet watercolor background.

These are some of the shadow box portions in progress.  The second photo shows the card folded on score lines and a finished watercolor background showing through the opening.  You can see the spots created after the coarse salt is removed from the dry watercolor paper.  It will show better if you click on image to enlarge it.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Birthday shadow box card

I recently purchased some new Memory Box dies with butterflies.  I felt they were perfect for shadow box cards.  The die on the inside worked very well.  However, I was surprised to learn that the butterflies on the front of the card  cut out separately from the background.  This made it possible to color the butterflies.  I dabbed them with Encore bronze metallic ink.  After all this work, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and added embossing powder.  Unfortunately, it clumped in areas, making it difficult to read.  The sentiment says, "Sending you birthday wishes on the gossamer wings of a butterfly".  Since this card is for a very dear friend, I didn't start over.  She will understand.  The inside sentiment is a sticker, so I wouldn't mess it up further.

I made a watercolor background for the inside of the shadow box.  I used pearlescent watercolors for this, which a adds a shimmer that goes well with the shiny Bazzill cardstock that I used for the card.