Monday, September 23, 2013

Autumn "love" Flower Shadow Box Tutorial



Happy Fall Everyone!!!

Fall has always been my favorite time of year, I just love the warm colors of nature and the gorgeous flowers of the season! Today, I want to share with you a little wedding gift I made for a very special couple that celebrated their wedding this past weekend. Hope they'll like this little gift :)


Here is how you can make your own... 

(You will need an electronic cutting machine, I used the Silhouette Cameo with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition)
  • To create this shadow box, first create a square the size of the opening of  the frame. 
  • Next select a heart SVG file, I used one from here as my template. Enlarge the heart until you are happy with the size. 
  • Then select all the flowers you would like to use. With each flower, ungroup them and place each layer on top of each other so that you can see how they would look like in the end. 
  • Resize each flower then place them on top of the heart. This will give you an idea of how it will look and show you how many you may need to cut out.  
  • Next step, select your papers and cut all the flowers out. I inked some of my flower petals to add some extra colors and add dimension.
  • Once you have all your flowers assembled, arrange them on the heart template as you like. I used hot glue to secure them down to my heart template. 
  • Select the color of your background and cut it to fit your frame. Center the heart and adhere it to your background. 
  • Place the flowered heart inside your shadow box frame. If you want to you can skip the next step and you are done!
  • Next thing I did was etch the glass with the word "love" written in the center of the heart. See here some of my previous tutorials.

A little bit of work but the results are amazing! Here is a close up of the flowers... don't the flowers look so realistic!?!


Want to know where these gorgeous flower files came from... SVG Cuts of course! 

Here are all the kits I used for this project:


I'm so happy that what I had envisioned turned out even prettier than what I imagined! I love how it turned out so much, I think I want to make one for myself now! Hubby and I got married in the Fall as well, so this would be perfect for us... it will be 15 years in a few weeks, woohoo!

Congratulations to all getting married this Fall or celebrating an Anniversary this season... this one is for you :) Hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting :)

50 comments:

LostnThought said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! It's gorgeous!! I'll be trying this one!! Thank you for sharing!

Erica D said...

That is so pretty!!! It would make sure a great Thanksgiving gift

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~Erica

Antonella said...

This is beautiful! I love flowers, and arranging them in a heart with all the lovely fall colors is fantastic!
I linked over from Craftastic Party where I am participating with my
Ghost Card and Free Cut File,
Have a BOOlicious Day Digi, and
Spooky Spider Card,
I would love it if you'd stop by.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Thienly Azim said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! You make some amazing things! The colors, the balance, choice of flowers... everything is perfect! :)

Graciela Nedd - Cheng said...

Waw, amazing ... looking at it, gives me a serene feeling. Thanks for sharing, will sure try. And maybe even with this paper frame ( http://svgcuts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=336). Beautiful gift !

Creative M said...

I absolutely LOVE this!! It is GORGEOUS!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.
Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Tami said...

This is Beautiful!! Is that shadow box 8x10?

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much, happy you liked it... would love to see your version!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Erica! I think it would make and awesome thanksgiving gift!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Antonella! Will be visiting you soon :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Thienly! I'm so thrilled you liked it :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Graciela! Hope you get a chance to make one too! Thanks for stopping by :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Migdalia! Happy you liked it :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Tami! And yes, I just realized I didn't mention that... it is an 8x10 Shadow box I picked up at Micheals :)

Julie Oliver said...

This is amazing, totally awe inspiring. I bet Leo and Mary loved it!

AJP said...

Is it for Mary and Leo? They will LOVE it!!! Who wouldn't?

TRACEY FARR said...

It's beautiful - they will love it!

Corn Dena said...

nice craft!! vivid flowers!!

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Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

this is gorgeous Ilda ~ I love love love shadowboxes and you rocked yours!

Nana said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

Have a creative day.
Nana
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Ilda Dias said...

Yes it was for them, meant to be a surprise for their wedding... but I kind of spoiled it by posting too soon! Never thought they would see it before they received it!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Tracey! Hope they do too :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Amy! I love when paper crafts are turned it to art! You do that all the time :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Nana! You are welcome!

Fleurette Bloom said...

Absolutely beautiful Ilda!!!

Tami said...

I just have to comment again!! I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful shadowbox project! The colors and arrangement are just phenomenal!! You are so very talented and thanks for sharing with us!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Fleurette! :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Tami! You can comment all you want, so thrilled you like it that much! Makes my day, and so worth the work to share with you guys!

Robin Carroll said...

Just beautiful!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Katie @ Made to be a Momma. said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the colors you used! I would just LOVE to have you share this over at my link party! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/09/homemade-by-you-69.html

Katie @ Made to be a Momma. said...

Following you via GOOGLE+ and liked you on facebook book with my personal page! :)

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Ilda! What a lovely project! I love how the Silhouette is used for this! I am just learning how to use mine and am realizing that I need to upgrade to the designer edition! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so very much Robin :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Katie! Done :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Felicia! I use the designer edition all the time... check SVG Cuts store they sell at a reduced price! Here is a link :)
http://punkinpatchstamps.com/silhouette/silhouette-studio-designer-edition-digital-download/

Mimi said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Love doing crafting that isn't just pictures and cards!

Thanks for joining the Go to Galz from Cardztv Design team!

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Tami said...

There are three little orange flowers in your frame that look like they have heart shaped petals. Which svg kit are those from?? I don't see any like that in the kits listed and I like that flower.
Thanks

Ilda Dias said...

You are so right Tami! I had totally missed the kit! I thought I had them all there... I just updated it... The flower you are looking for comes from Love Always SVG Kit! Thanks so much for letting me know! Can't wait to see what you are making... hope you'll share :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Mimi!

Beth F. said...

This is such an amazing project! A true labor of love and it shows. Leo and Mary are such sweethearts and now they are Martha Stewart's American Made winners too :) Hooray for them!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks again Beth! It was a labor of love... with out SVG Cuts I probably would have never begun paper crafting! They are so inspirational to us all and I am so very happy for them! They truly deserved that prize!

DIANA L. said...

Your framed flower heart is absolutely stunning I love everything about it
I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #117 Wedding !! challenge, Have a great day
DIANA L.
http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com


Jodi Stuber said...

how pretty!! I love the colors and everything works so well together :)

Kathy Moody said...

This is so gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. You were featured at Pick of the Bunch today! Just pinned and tweeted.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs
Kathy

Milena Yancheva said...

Very imaginative and lovely!
Hugs!!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Kathy! Happy you liked it :)

Katie @ Made to be a Momma. said...

Featuring this tonight at the link party! Would love to have you stop by again! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/10/homemade-70.html

Mabey She Made It said...

This is such a beautiful project! I love the colors and how you combined all the flower shapes. And the etching finishes it off. LOVE IT!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much! Happy you LOVE it!