I have a fantastic Tutorial for you today, it has been written by our very own 'Shadow Box' Card Genius' - Michele, this is for all of you that were wondering how Michele extended her Shadow Box die cuts to make her amazing cards.
EXTENDED SHADOW BOX DIES
I started out with a rectangle of white pearl card (see yellow finished card & extra piece).
Square of white card (14x14cm) and decided which way I wanted to "add" the extra row of boxes on. You could do two rows side by side if you prefer
This is how I "add" the extra row. You need to check on the cutting side to make sure the excess die (on the right hand side of the photo) doesn't cut into the edge of your square. See blue card for the finished die cut.
One this square I swapped the Shadow box to the New Arrivals one to make the most of the 4 mini squares. Again you could choose to cut the 4 mini squares side by side if you prefer- See pink card for the finished die cut.
I use foam pads in between the squares which can be a bit fiddly . You do need to add them everywhere otherwise the card topper starts to sag.
I decided I didn't like how big this one came out so I chopped it up! Now they're just waiting to be decorated.
This square diecut makes a great topper for a 6x6 card which I the usual size I make.
Thank you so much Michele for a fantastic tutorial, the photos make it so clear, it must have taken you ages, I am so grateful my lovely xxx
Tomorrow ladies I would like to maybe feature crafty shopping, although I might do it Saturday, (so indecisive)!
So please send me any photos you have of recent buys, I received some dies from. China yesterday, they are fantastic, I can't wait to have a play. Lynda bought some too, hers look beautiful, I will show you tomorrow. I look forward to your photos, we haven't had a shopping share for a while!
I finished the box for the card I made too, Paul will take me to drop it off today, fingers crossed she likes it.
I hope all of you feeling under the weather feel much brighter today xxx
Pat, I hope Pete is doing ok too, hugs xxx
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs