Happily Ever After Shadow Box

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by Brittany Hurley, A.C. Moore

Happily Ever After Shadow Box

Showcase a precious memory from the couple's Big Day with this monochromatic shadowbox, complete with beautiful 3-D floral embellishments.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Carefully remove the back of the shadow box set and it aside with the glass piece.
  • 2
    In a well ventilated area, apply an even coating of white spray paint to the frame and wooden insert. Repeat with another 1-2 coats until desired color is achieved. Let dry.
  • 3
    Apply glue to the outer edge of the front of the shadow box backing (the velvety side) and cover the backing with white cardstock. Once the glue has dried, turn the backing, cardstock side down, and use a craft knife to remove the excess cardstock from each side.
  • 4
    Select the image you'd like to showcase in your shadow box. Note: In this project a 3-1/2 x 5 inch picture was used.
  • 5
    To create a border for the picture, measure a 4 inch x 5-1/2 inch rectangle with a ruler onto decorative cardstock. Cut out the rectangle and glue your image in the center of the piece, leaving a ¼ inch border on each side.
  • 6
    Create circle embellishments by tracing various size circles onto decorative scrapbook paper and cut out.
  • 7
    Using the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge, cut out 2-1/2, 2, 1-1/2, and 1 inch flowers, then use the slotted quilling tool to create quilled flower embellishments.
  • 8
    Arrange your image, circle embellishments and flowers move around in the space until you're pleased with the layout. Use Zip Dry Paper glue to first glue the circles to the backing. Next use 3-D Dots to attach your image. Finally glue down the quilled flowers.
  • 9
    Add adhesive back pearls to the centers of the each quilled flower. Add adhesive back rhinestones to embellish.
  • 10
    Seal the back of the frame, hang and enjoy!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Colorbok® White Embossed Flowers Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch 104061810
  • Colorbok® White Linen Weave Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch 104061724
  • Colorbok® White Embossed Swirl Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch 104061808
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Snowcap 104059198
  • Cricut Expression® 2 104583841
  • Cricut® Flower Shoppe 104564722
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 3D White Pearl Stickers 104082293
  • Darice® Adhesive Gemz 3mm 2 inch x 12 inch 3mm Crystal 104735431
  • Quilled Creations Quilling Slotted Tool 104603526
  • Rust-Oleum® Painter's Touch® Ultra Cover Spray Paint 12 oz. Satin Blossom White 104751526
  • Shadow Box 9 inch x 11 inch X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife with 5 #11 Blades 104135107
  • Beacon Adhesives® Zip Dry Paper Glue 2 oz. 104070877
  • EK Success™ 3D-Dots Adhesive Foam Discs 104087619
  • Protected work surface
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil