Monday, July 4, 2016

In This World for Freshly Made Sketches

I have three things that I've wanted to do for a while now. One is to make a card using the Shadow Box technique, one is to use my Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and Copper Metallic Thread, and the last is to use my new In This World stamp set. I accomplished all three with this card that I wanted to share with you today.

If you know me and my steampunk tendencies, the stamp set, In This World, really caught my eye and was in my first order from the new catalogue. And with steampunk, copper is a very useful metallic accessory. (My last name is Cooper and I've seen it spelled Copper so many times it isn't funny!)

I flipped the Freshly Made Sketches sketch on it's side for this but it was perfect for a shadow box:

I'm also playing along with Just Add Ink #318, where the challenge is Just Add S, which I did with the "Shadow Box".
Here's how it turned out:

  • I used an 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the shadow box. I used the measurements and tutorial from Caroline Hallett, from to make this. It will be one of the projects in my August Technique Night classes.
  • The center of the card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", just the size of a standard card base. I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Serene Scenery DSP stack to put in the middle. I did all the stamping with images from In This World stamp set, some in Night of Navy ink and some with Versamark ink sprinkled with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set them. I added it to the center of the card base BEFORE I started folding and adhering the  shadow box.
  • The sentiment is from In This World as well, and is stamped on some Very Vanilla and cut with the Stampin' Trimmer and notched on the end. 
  • The butterfly is also an image from this set, but after embossing it with the Copper embossing powder, I trimmed off some of the image blueprint lines to look more like a butterfly shape. I added some Copper Metallic Thread to the back before mounting the butterfly with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Let me know if you'd like me to do a video tutorial for you on this technique, and I'll try to get one done this week.

We had a great time this weekend celebrating Canada Day with a BBQ with good friends and then visiting the venue of our local Westside Daze festival and watching the fireworks from our balcony. I'll see if I can get a photo or two from my hubby who was trying to capture them with his camera!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. Very pretty! I love the distressed look you've achieved. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Lovely use of that stamp set Heather. The shadow box looks great.

  3. This is such a pretty shadow box Heather! I love your mix of copper and vintage inspired elements. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  4. This is impressive Heather! I do love all the copper embossed elements and the vintage collage style you used. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


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