Monday, October 8, 2012

Nutcracker shadow box

Hello all :-)
Finally The Nutcracker by Graphic 45 arrived. And we got the matchbook style boxes the same day! Graphic 45 always screams 3D, so I instantly bought a box and some paper..... and into the world of magic I went! 

 The box I chose was the 12x12, but there is an 8x8 and a smaller one. I wanted lots of space to play.... Inside the box is the full sheet, glued onto the back. Then with a second sheet I fussy cut the Nutcracker, the girl, the clock, curtains.... you get it.... I cut most of the page into pieces.... then I layered in 3 different heights. I did that by using pop dots, stuck in layers. For example the girl is layers high, the clock one and the nutcracker 3, so there is lots of depth in the box.
 a side view so hopefully you can get a sense of the layers.
 after everything was glued I went back in and used stickles all over! The tree got yellow over the candle flame. There are small glowing lights all the page, and I used clear diamond stickles over those spots. The Nutcracker got lots of gold.
 The window and the clock have glossy accents over them.
 I cut out a few pieces from the pages to place around the lid. I framed the lid, with the same frame on the full sheet inside the box,
an angle from the other side. This was fun to make! It would make a great gift, or keep for yourself as a great decoration. Hope you enjoyed my project, have a Happy scrappy day :-) Hop over to my blog and see what else I've been up to.

Supply List:

Graphic 45 - Nutcracker
Graphic 45 - 12x12 matchbook box
Stickles - Diamond, Yellow, Green, Purple, red, green
Pop dots