Sunday, January 11, 2009

Shadow Box ATC

Shadow Box ATC I first published these in an article I wrote for Altered Arts Magazine may/June 2007 called Functional ATC. I cut all the niches with a craft knife, now with spellbinder this process is a snap, making it more practical to make these for a large trade.

Step one
Lay out your dies face up on top of a scrap ATC blank. This ATC black will help you line everything up in the next steps.

Step two
Cut a piece of craft foam (fun foam) to ATC size. Lay this on top of the dies using the ATC black to line them up. Tape in place.

Step three
Cut the patterned paper, using the ATC black to line it up. Don’t forget to tape in place.
Give everything a finished edge by embossing it, if your magnet is thin you will need to have a spacer plate under it, remove that and leave the magnet in place, place the embossing mat on top and run it through the wizard . If you have one of the thicker magnets you’ll need to remove it before you lay the embossing mat on top and run it through the wizard.

Step 4
Make one of the niches make into a shaker box by gluing a piece of transparence to the foam, then glue the pattern paper on top. Inked the edge of the foam with green ink, remember it was red. While still wet place this down on your background, it will leave lines so you know where to stamp. Stamp and ink your background. (stamp by Fancy Pants Designs)

Step 5
Place your shakers into the niche and then glut the background on. A side note: Glue comes out of the bottle much better if the lid is off, I’ve now done the research on this and the findings are conclusive.

Step 6 Fill the niches with tiny treasures. Die cut the bird from a stamped piece of shrink plastic. Stamped it with brown Staz-on then flipped it over and colore it with Coptic markers. The little flowers and brads are from Creative Impressions. And the butterfly is a Czech glass bead.


Anonymous said...

Oh Jennie...What a cool idea. I have a swag of ATCs to make for a few swaps coming up. I will have to give this a go and see how it pans out. Thanks for the idea!

I so love finding such great ideas!

Trena in Naperville said...

Great idea Jeni! I have tried two dies on one piece of CS, but not four! Very creative! I'll have to try it!

liannallama said...

lovely idea! Maybe I will try this for my next ATC swap!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Always love seeing your ATC and your design work! I can't wait to see what you have for your Spellbinders sneak peek!!

Anonymous said...

Sophisticated cards make crafting a superb success; this tutorial guides many of us to those preferred skills. Thank you.
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Cynde said...

What a Great little Shadow Box. Thanks for the Tutorial on how you made it. You make it look easy enough to try one. Thanks ever so much!

Prpldy said...

Wow! How awesome! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration!

Sherry said...

Your cards are so Vintage, very pretty! Love how you incorporated the scallop into the card as an opening so clever! Also love the shadow box! Great ideas!!