Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Spellbinders February 6th Blog Hop | Shadow Box Collection


Hello, everyone!
I am so excited and honoured to be joining Spellbinders for their Blog Hop today featuring dies from the exquisite, Shadow Box Collection by Amazing Paper Grace. 
You should have arrived from the incredibly talented, Nichol Spohr's blog.
If you have not arrived from Nichol's blog, don't worry, because I do have the full blog hop list at the end of the post. 
I have made TWO projects for today's hop, so let's get started!

First up, I have a Mini Photo Frame cum Fridge Magnet to share. This Photo Frame is really very simple to make. You can also easily convert it into a Fridge Magnet by adding magnets at the back side of the frame.

To create my frame, I first started by die-cutting the panels for my Shadow Box using the Adjustable Shadow Box Frame with 1/2" Border Etched Dies. I used pre-cut strips measuring  2-1/8" X 4" to create the main frame. Once those were cut and assembled, I adhered a patterned paper on the back side of the box to create my frame.

To give my frame a more ornate look, I die-cut two square frames from the Adoria Square Shadow Box Frame Die Set, one from patterned paper and the other from Cream Cardstock, and adhered them on one top of the other.

Next, it was time to embellish my Photo Frame. I used the Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies to create the flowers. They were die cut from Pink Foamiran sheets and then shaped and coloured lightly. I added two clusters on either side of the frame to balance the design. The leaves were cut from Green Foamiran sheets using the leaf die included in this set.

For the center of the frame, I die-cut a lacy oval from the Grand Dome 3D Card Etched Die Set. I die cut it from Gold Foil Cardstock to give it a rich look. I also stamped an inspirational message in the centre, but you can always add a picture if you'd like to personalize your project. This would make for a perfect gift to give to your loved ones.

And here's a look at my complete project. I also added few filler flowers and pollens to the flower centres to give the florals some dimension.


The second project I have created is a layered card. This card measures approximately 6" X 6", and is all about layers!
To create this card, I first started with a 6" X 6" card base. Next, I matted some Pink Cardstock over the base, and then adhered another layer over this, which was cut from patterned paper.

I wanted to create this card in very soft, romantic hues, so I kept my color scheme limited to pink and gold.  To create the focal of my card, I die-cut the intricate oval frame from the Lisette Oval Shadow Box Frame Etched Die Set from Baby Pink Cardstock. I die cut this frame also from Fun Foam in order to give it some dimension. Next, I die-cut another frame from the same set using Gold Foil Cardstock, which was again layered on Fun Foam.  For the sentiment, I die-cut an oval from Baby Pink Cardstock and stamped my sentiment on it, and mounted this on Fun Foam again.

The flowers and leaves on my card were made using the Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies. I die-cut them from Watercolour paper and inked them using Archival inks. I soaked them in water for a few seconds, and then shaped them using Flower Shaping Tools. Lastly, I dried them using a Heat tool so that the petals would retain their shape. I created two floral clusters on either side of the framed sentiment to give my card design some balance.

To further accentuate the look of my card, I added four die-cut corners. These were die-cut from Gold Foil Cardstock and are from the Callista Rectangle Shadow Box Frame Etched Die Set. I really loved working on this card and it was fun to put together!

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 10th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in their blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


Blog Hop List:
                            Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

I hoped you liked my projects. I would love to know if you have a favourite. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Have a great day!

82 comments:

  1. The frames you have made are beautiful. There is no way to pick a favorite other than to say "They All Are My Favorite.

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  2. gorgeous use of the die around the frame. Perfect

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  3. Wow, those are amazing. This hop is really showing off the potential of these dies. Love it!

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  4. I love all the layers and depth you have added on your projects. Amazing work! TFS!

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  5. OMG your shadow box projects are out of this world 'GORGEOUS - love how you have used the flowers to add lovely dimension:)

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  6. Very very pretty! Love the simplicity of the die💖

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  7. i so love the intricacy in both the projects <3 so gorgeous! love them <3 i follow your work on fb :) you are amazing !
    xoxo
    anu thakur

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  8. Gorgeous and elegant creations!! Love your use of dies and flowers everytime!! :)

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  9. Becca Feeken never ceases to amaze me! This is the cutest of cute!!!! Imagine a little girl receiving this as a gift to put on her dresser!! Just precious!

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  10. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your first piece is SO COLORFUL & ENCOURAGING! AND your second card is TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!! SO STUNNING!!! ;)

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  11. All of your projects using the Shadowbox frames are absolutely stunning!

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  12. Both the projects have look perfect! The intricate dies compliment the project 👍🏻

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  13. Gorgeous project Hussena. Love the pretty shadowbox and all the pretty flowers... the layers are amazing! So many wonderful details!

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  14. Absolutely awesome and amazing new dies and your projects are simply stunning!

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  15. I especially love the pink card. So feminine and pretty

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  16. Gorgeous. A project that the
    recipient would keep out on
    display for inspiration and
    a show of your love for them.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Love both of these beautiful creations! The frame dies are so versatile and can be used in many different ways.

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  18. Beautiful works of art. I especially love the hope frame and those flowers on both of them...gorgeous! TFS!

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  19. These are both works of art to be used in home decor!! How cool to frame the frame with the Adoria Square! I LOVE this entire relase!!

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  20. Beautiful mini photo frame and card! You showcased Becca Feeken's dies beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Christine

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  21. Both of these projects are gorgeous! I am amazed at your creativity with the shadowbox, and the idea of adding magnets is genius!

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  22. Wow your creations are beautiful, I love the magnet frame its so colorful and positive, your second card is stunning love the flowers you used and the soft colors 😊

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  23. Bright and full of pizzazz and the second so romantic like you described. Can never beat gold and pink. You did a beautiful job at putting these together. !

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  24. What a neato die set. I just watched Becca's video on putting this shadowbox together. I have all kinds of ideas! Thanks for sharing your version!

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  25. I really love your Shadow Boxes - just amazing! Thanks, Denise

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  26. Your work is just fab and a great showcase of these new products. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  27. I really like how these turned out!

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  28. WOW! I love the gold! And the way you embellished the shadow box with flowers!

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  29. Your projects are so beautiful! I love everything Becca!

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  30. Your projects are elegant and so very beautiful. Your flowers are especially stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  31. The flowers are so pretty, and I really like the use of decorative dies to punch the boxes up

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  32. You are so talented. I love your frame.

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  33. This hop is so much fun so many wonderful ideas, Thanks.

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  34. Both of the items are beautiful and you made them your own.

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  35. These are beautiful! I don't know which I like better. Both are well embellished and decorated. You are very talented.

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  36. Gorgeously Gorgeous Hussena...How to manage to make such beautiful cards..Love your creations girl..Hugsxx

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  37. Both projects are lovely - those flowers are wonderful. I especially love the bright, rainbow colours and the first frame - gorgeous and so very uplifting!

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  38. Hussena, your work is always magnificent and you are in full force today with the beauty you have brought to these dies! I can't thank you enough!!

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  39. Your projects are beautiful and very elegant,

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  40. Lissette dies and pink...yes so romantic! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  41. Love your projects! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  42. Love both of your cards and thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  43. Hello Hussena. The frame card is quite lovely and I like the way you used the scallop embellishments and flowers. I also like the terrific colors. I will definitely have to try the Lisette Oval after seeing what you did with it in your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Wow, both pieces are just gorgeous!

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  45. Wow. How creative. I love what you did with the box. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Wow, gorgeous projects! So elegant and filled with amazing details. Love the texture and dimension.

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  47. Love your shadow box frame! It’s gorgeous!

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  48. Beautiful colors and composition, I love the versatility of these dies and thanks fir all the inspiration!

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  49. I have spent so much time on your blog post here, pinning, shopping and wishlist'ing! The first vignette with the fabulous sentiment and gorgeous layers is perfect for that special person that is going through problems like chemotherapy, etc. So love that colorburst pattern paper that draws us in and the blue frame! The second with the soft pink hues and oval frames is so beautiful for all occasions and a must have!!! I want it all!

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  50. Beautiful box and card!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  51. These are gorgeous! I really like the colors on the first one!

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  52. Beautiful, elegant projects. I love the versatility of these dies.

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  53. Beautiful projects. I like the double layer on the first one.

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  54. Lovely shadow box and card! Fabulous dies!

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  55. lots of fun work to make neat box projects. love the pink flowers you used

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  56. Wow wow wow! Your shadow box projects are phenomenal. Love the layers of the frame on the shadow box and the embellishments are perfect.
    Sherence

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  57. Love how you used this collection, very pretty.

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  58. Such a BEAUTIFUL shadowbox! Both projects are BEAUTIFUL! TFS

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  59. Your flowers are lovely ~ I've never tried any like them and I've never tried the foam... they're gorgeous!!!! The box frame is so amazingly versatile, oh how I want to play with this!!

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