Thursday, 12 January 2017

Happy Birthday Shadow Box

Hi Bloggers.

I have another woven card for you today -

Ok, for the woven background, I cut Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die out of Aqua Card and then embossed it using the Couture Creations Nuevo Embossing Folder. I cut Sue's Striped Weaving Die out of Custard Card twice. I glued the 2 Striped die cuts together, offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I then did my weaving. I cut 2 strips of the Custard Striped die cut and wove them over and under through the Aqua Classic die cut. I then cut just 1 strip from the Custard Striped die cut and wove it under and over the Aqua Classic die cut. I continued in this way till the piece was complete.

I cut Sue's Birthday Shadow Box invluding the window dies out of Coconut White Card leaving a good sized border. I added it to my woven background using 3D Foam Tape.

I made a frame out of Aqua Card using dies #3 and #5 from Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I made another frame out of Custard Card using dies #4 and #5 and glued the 2 frame die cuts together. I added my frame to the backgrounds and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I cut the Justrite Happy Birthday Sentiment Die out of Coconut White Card.

I cut some of the additional little dies in Sue's Birthday Shadow Box Die Set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the dies with CS Phill Martin Frosty Aqua Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

I cut Sue's Star Flower Cluster out of Custard, Aqua and Coconut White Card and added 3mm White Pearls to the centres of the flowers.

I completed my card adding 5mm White Pearls to the corners of the frame and some card mats.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from my Takeover Shows on Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, thank you so much for these weaving die cards they are so inspiring, I am sure there are loads of crafter's (like me) out there who are getting their creative juices working again after seeing your creations.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia

    Using the weaving die for this background is very effective. It's a lovely mix of what is a gorgeous card

    June x

  3. I love the weaving dies as you might have gathered from previous blog comments so, for me, it seems a shame to cover them up with the smaller dies rather than feature the weave in the boxes. I am sure everyone who follows will totally disagree. Lovely card though.


  4. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, I'd never have thought of using the weaving as background for a shadow box.
    B xx

  5. Beautiful card Julia, love the colours you have used.
    Looking forward to the takeover shows.
    Marion S x

  6. Another pretty card, Julia. I had the shadow box set for Christmas and am looking forward to using it quite a bit.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Hi Julia. Lovely card. My weaving dies coming out again today.
    SueL x

  8. Morning Julia,
    Love the card, the shadow boxes are so clever.

  9. Good Morning Julia, wow what a beautiful card and I love the background its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

  10. Good morning Julia I love today's card I don't have any of the shadow box dies as yet but hopefully that will change soon!!
    I love the effect of the weaving behind the frame it adds so much interest
    Good wishes to all

  11. Good morning Julia I love today's card I don't have any of the shadow box dies as yet but hopefully that will change soon!!
    I love the effect of the weaving behind the frame it adds so much interest
    Good wishes to all

  12. Good morning Julia
    Another beautiful card with your weaving background & shadow box. It's gorgeous
    Hug's Lynda xx

  13. Beautiful card Julia,lovely mix of dies.

  14. Hi Julia and crafters all
    Lovely card have not got the weaving dies but on my wish list.
    Missed posting yesterday as my darling husband of 37 years passed away.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  15. Hi Julia, just in nearly forgot to check to see if your post was up yet so glad I did another great idea with the weaving dies love it.
    Nancyd xx

  16. OOH Julia i love the weaving with the shadow box, gives a fabulous background.
    Really like this and it give the shadow box a different and beautiful look.

  17. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card. I never would have thought to put weaving behind the shadow box it is such a good idea. I am looking forward to the weekend. The promotion video was such fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  18. Very pretty indeed Another terrific weave and another terrific shadow box Loved the trailer for the weekend takeover I don't think I've got enough space on my Sky box to tape everything!

  19. Beautiful card Julia. Love it. Thank you for sharing and looking forward to the shows at the weekend.

  20. Beautiful shadow box card Julia.
    Looking forward to your weekend shows xx

  21. You definitely on a roll with these weaving dies Julia...another beauty...luv

  22. Hi Julia, love the whole card, the woven background behind the shadow box frames is fab. Take care. Bx

  23. Morning Julia lovely card as always. Have a great day. Lynne x

  24. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I like all the dies you have used, the Shadow Boxes are one of my favourites and I really like the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes


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