I shared with you in a recent post that I was doing a Zoom class for Michaels where I go through how to make these shadowboxes.
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We ended up having technical difficulties with Michaels that day, but the rock stars at Silhouette America were able to stream it (only slightly late) on their YouTube channel. You can view it now here — Wood Paper or Cardstock Shadowbox with Silhouette – YouTube. IT’S TOTALLY FREE!!!
Here’s another great thing — this is the free design of the week this week in the Silhouette Design Store! Grab it for free by July 19, 2021. If you miss it, it will still be in the design store for purchase. It’s called Layered Deer and the design ID# is 352881.
Materials for shadowboxes
The materials you need for these shadowboxes are–
- Silhouette Portrait or Cameo
- 5 sheets 12” x 12” or 8 ½” x 11” cardstock in OR Silhouette Wood Sheets (please note that the wood sheets are an advanced-level material). I’ll show you 4 different combinations I used – (1) wood textured papers from Michaels (2) Recollections cardstock in dill, kraft, chocolate shimmer, light blue (or blue ombre) and 1 wood textured paper (3) all white (4) Silhouette Wood Sheets.
- If using the Silhouette Wood Sheets, a new mat and blade.
- Square shadowbox or regular frame. If using the Silhouette Wood Sheets, it will need to be 8” x 8”.
- Weeding tool or spatula tool if using Silhouette Wood Sheets.
- Stamping inks and sponge (optional)
- 1 sheet adhesive craft foam OR adhesive pop dots/tape OR foam core board (optional)
- 1 set LED battery operated lights (optional)
If you make one of these, I’d LOVE to see. You can upload it on Instagram and tag me with #silhouettesmarts. Enjoy!