I used the Provo Craft Cuttlebug Fancy Corners embossing folders. Would you like a brief tutorial? Here are my supplies:
Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folders, 5" x 7" acrylic box frame, decorative paper, coordinating card stock, xacto knife, metal ruler, Xyron, adhesive, scraps of card stock, foam tape, aluminum foil, and alcohol inks.
Step 1: Pull out the white box insert from the acrylic frame. Cut a 3 3/8" x 5 3/8" window in the box.
Step 2: Cut 12" x 12" patterned paper
- 1 @ 5" x 7"
- 2 @ 1" x 5"
- 2 @ 1" x 7"
Step 4: Adhere patterned paper to box.
Step 5: Cut coordinating card stock 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" (I used navy linen). This is for the inside of the shadow box. Adhere to inside.
Decorate as desired!
To create the faux metal:
Step 1: Use squares of scrap card stock (mine are ~2" x 2" or a little smaller.) Xyron one side, then place adhesive side down on a sheet of aluminum foil. Separate squares, and turn over (foil side up.)
Step 2: Choose alcohol inks that coordinate with your patterned paper. Dab the colors on randomly. (I made extra squares so that I could choose the 3 squares that coordinated best with my patterned paper.)
Step 3: Emboss squares as desired with Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folders.
Step 4: Adhere to inside of box with foam tape.
You can skip step 2 (alcohol inks). I created this card using the faux metal technique without the use of alcohol inks.
This is definitely one of those projects that is much prettier in real life (she stated modestly). Despite dozens of photos and several angles, this was the best my dh & I could manage to avoid reflection and attempting to show the dimension. I hope you find it inspiring!