My brother will soon be 98 years old, I so wanted to make him a special birthday card. Since I find shadow box cards special, I decided to make one for him. I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire. I used a variety of dies for this card.
For some reason, I have been motivated to make Christmas cards, using holly. As I grew up, the holly trees were so much a part of the holidays that it reminds me of happier times. This large background die is by Taylored Expressions.
I mounted the holly die on red cardstock and wanted to add some red holly berries. My first attempt was to use my old Liquid Pearls, which resulted in a big blog near the upper left corner. Since this didn't work for me, I changed to a Viva Pearl Pen. This worked a bit better, but I still felt it lacked something. I added the die cut Merry Christmas by Tim Holtz (Sizzix).
I made the other cards with little gems that were tedious to place, but added a bit of sparkle. I mounted this piece onto a white card base. Both of these cards are the same color cardstock, but my lighting makes them look different