Friday, 21 October 2016

Shadow Box Cards

Hi Crafty Friends

A few weeks ago, I got to play with Sue Wilson's shadow box dies - courtesy of my good pal, Debbie.  I really enjoyed using them, so I decided to have a go at DIY shadow boxes. Once I'd discovered my super strength extra wide masking tape (rubbish for masking) was excellent for holding dies in place, I was off ...
I raided my stash for rectangular dies, held them in place with the ferocious tape, and then had fun filling the boxes with images. it's a good way to use your small stamps, and it's also good for people like me who aren't terrific at colouring.

I made 2 examples for the club and put loads more stamps on the table so everyone could pick and mix to individualise their cards.

Here's what I made. The MISTI was great for stamping the silhouettes several times.

I've been to two craft shows recently and apart from stocking up on basics like cream card, envelopes etc, a few treats did fall into my bag! I loved watching the demos - especially at Doncaster where there were more of them, and had 2 great days out with crafty pals. So look out for new stash appearing in cards on here soon.
happy crafting


  1. You have a MISTI? Deeply envious - still sitting on the fence regarding the expense myself.

    FAB makes today, Jan, bet your club members enjoyed this project


  2. Thanks, Kathy. Yes I splurged on the MISTI (for the good of the club, you understand ;)), and everyone loves it. I know it's going on a good few Christmas lists. I should be on commission.

  3. Fabulous makes today Jan, love the stamps used, great idea.
    Like you love the Misti..
    Pam x

  4. I am now seriously wondering if I should buy the MISTI, thanks for that ! ha ha its good to get such fab ideas and inspiration and I love how you made these two cards, such a versatile concept xxx