Sizzix Eileen Hull Shadow Box dies

I made this lovely framed piece recently for a Facebook live, so thought I’d share some instructions on making it.

I used the largest frame die from the Shadow Box #2 set for the frame, and cut it four times to make a square.

This frame measures 15.5cm x 15.5cm, so I cut a piece of kraft card that size for the backing, then added some pale aqua card to the front.

I then used a Tim Holtz stencil (THS004) to add some uneven stripes with Sizzix Texture paste. I then added some Prima Sparks acrylic paint on top, in a rainbow. For the rest of the background I did a little bit of stamping in brown ink (Tim Holtz Papillon and Studio Light Jenine’s Mindful Art Collection). Once the ink had dried I dry-brushed some gesso on the background.

To create a little ledge for the houses, I cut two strips of mat board and stuck them back to back, then covered with a piece of frayed burlap. I cut the houses from kraft card and backed them with some patterned paper and an old book page. I added them with foam pads to give a bit of dimension.

I then dry-brushed some gesso on the frame, on the front and sides, then added some Tim Holtz Crackle Texture paste with a spatula and set aside to dry.

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Sizzix Shadowbox Frames #1
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Sizzix EH Crochet Mandala 3D Embossing folder
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More Sizzix Eileen Hull Shadow Boxes

I’m back to share some more shadow boxes ahead of my Sizzix shows on Create and Craft this Thursday and Friday. It’s a One Day Special, so I’ll be on at 6pm and 9pm on Thursday 19th, and 10am and 2pm on Friday 20th. Hope you can join me!

Of course, you don’t have to use die cuts with the shadow boxes, they are great for creating frames for your favourite stamped artwork. For this one I used one of the Miss Dee stamp sets by Aall & Create as I thought this one in particular worked really well with the dies.

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Sizzix Eileen Hull Shadow Box dies on Create & Craft TV 19/20 May

Gosh I’m so excited for these shows. I have been so happy making all these projects. I have literally not left my craft studio the whole week I was making them except to eat and sleep!

So this is the Chapter 2 release from Eileen Hull, and unusually for her, this release doesn’t have any Bigz dies, there are 3 thinlit die sets, along with a stunning 3-D embossing folder called Crochet.

There are two sets that include the different size ‘sides’ to the shadow box. Shadow Box 1 allows you to create a small square frame, then Shadow Box 2 has a medium and large die, so you can create a landscape frame (as above). But of course, you can interchange the sizes, and say, just use the two longer sides of this one to create a larger square frame.

Then there’s a set called Shadow Box Elements that has some gorgeous little houses along with lots of other dies to decorate your frames. There are also extra elements in the frame sets.

I love the variety of elements in these sets, and the houses are just adorable. They are just as fabulous on cards as they are to create shadow boxes.

They also work so well with other die sets – for this square frame I used the largest shadowbox die and the Wild Blooms 1 die set.

I kind of replicated the project from the packaging photo for this one – it shows off all the little elements really nicely.

I’ve got lots more projects to share, so will pop back soon with more!

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Sizzix Eileen Hull Shadow Box dies

Eileen has some beautiful dies in this latest Chapter 2 release from Sizzix. I haven’t had a chance to play with them properly yet, but I do have shows on Create and Craft in May with them, so I’m looking forward to making lots more projects.

For today though, this is the first project I’ve made.

I used the Shadowbox Frames #1 die set together with the Crochet Mandala embossing folder, and the ‘home’ label is from the Shadowbox Elements set.

I went for a very simple colour scheme for this one. As it was my first time working out how to use the shadowbox dies, I used some cream card to cut the frame. (Creative Expressions Coconut White card).

It’s so simple to put together, you just cut the die four times, then fold on the score lines, and add red line tape to the tabs. It literally takes seconds.

I decided to cut a piece of the same card for a background, embossed with the embossing folder. That way it also looks really pretty from the back.

Then I decided to decorate with flowers and leaves from the set, sticking with a really muted colour scheme. I added three flowers to the centre – two are popped up on foam tape to give some dimension, then I added some of the leaves to the corner of the frame, along with some little dots of Tonic Nuvo Drops to look like little shiny pearls.

For the Home label, I used the elements from the Shadowbox Elements die set, and inlayed the letters back into the label in a pale pink. I just love the colour combo of the pale pink and kraft card.

I can’t wait to start playing with the larger shadow box now. Especially since Sizzix have some lovely new cardstock in muted tones – I think it’s going to work so well with these dies.

I’ve listed all the products below, thanks for stopping by.

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