Have you ever seen one of this old picture frames that holds a bunch of different pictures as a collage? Well, I was doing a bit of closet clean-out and found a picture frame like this that I put together way back when our son was very young and this got me to thinking… Lately I have been fascinated with shadow boxes so I took the idea of the collage and combined that with shadow boxes and this is what I came up with.
I adore the gorgeous new Once Upon A Time Paper Collection from Heartfelt Creations and it provided the perfect canvas. It’s difficult to see in the photo but a lot of the lovely images are popped out inside each of the shadow box frames. I must admit though, this was one of the more labor intensive projects I’ve done in a while LOL! but well worth the time and effort!
and the best part, here are the flowers!
HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 – Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 722 – Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 – Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection
HCDP1 241 – Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
Other products: White Card Stock, Copper Embossing Powder, Lace, Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.
To make the shadow box collage start by choosing a design for your collage. From the top Left to Right, the shadow boxes I made are 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, 3 3/4″ X 6″, 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 – 2 1/2″ square and finally 3″ x 5 1/2″. Now that you have the dimensions, start by building the individual shadow boxes and attach them all together to form your collage. The final measurement is almost 12″ square. To hold all the boxes together fasten a piece of card stock to the back and attach a piece of ribbon to hang the collage from. I decided to use various pre-made images from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection to show case in the boxes. Finish be decorating with lots of flowers . Stamp, emboss, die cut and distressed flowers from both the Posy Patch and Tattered Blossoms flower sets and finish with some ribbon and bling and enjoy!
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