Elizabeth Craft Designs | Fly with me to the Rainbow Shadow Box Frame

Have you seen the Elizabeth Craft Designs sneaks for the upcoming release? If not… you are in for such a treat!!!

I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today, sharing my first project featuring the exciting new Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Design die-sets!

Last week my mom and I went to the theatre to see Dutch celebrity Paul de Leeuw perform some of his songs. One of his greatest hits is ‘Vlieg met me mee’, a parody of a Eurovision Song Contest song.

The main lyric translates as: ‘Fly with me to the rainbow’. It’s a silly, humorous, sing-along (love) song that brings back happy memories for me and it’s the main inspiration for this shadow box frame!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

Here are the steps to create something similar:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

1 | Cut a sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock to the size of your extra deep edge frame (my frame was 6.3″) to use as the mat. Use the largest Fitted Circle to create a window in the middle of it.

2 | Die-cut the Hot Air Balloon and the Rainbow Sky parts out of coloured cardstock.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

3 | Use one or two of the chains and/or ropes from the Chains 1 and Ropes 1 die-sets to create the landscape. I cut two scraps of green cardstock to about 3″ x 6″ and used the chain/rope dies to cut each scrap down the middle.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

4 | Ink the die-cut edges of the four pieces with Distress Ink.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

5 | Cut a sheet of light blue paper to the size of your frame.  Adhere the green scraps in an overlapping way to create the landscape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

Notice that in the photo my light blue paper and the green paper don’t exactly match up. This is not a problem, as this ‘shortage’ will be covered by the circle mat later on!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

6 | Assemble all die-cuts and use Clear Double Sided Adhesive and foam tape to adhere them to the scene.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fly with me to the Rainbow // Shadow Box Frame

7 | Add the mat and the scene to the extra deep edge frame.

Mine came with a spacer to separate the mat from the image, but you can achieve something similar by adding craft foam or foam tape to the back of the white mat.

8 | Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1115 Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles (coming soon)
1117 Fitted Circles (coming soon)
1125 Ropes 1 (coming soon)
1126 Chains 1 (coming soon)
1150 Hot Air Balloons (coming soon)
1151 Rainbow Sky (coming soon)
PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock 100Lb
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other:
Extra deep frame (I found mine at Action, a local discount store, some time ago)
Cardstock (red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, blue, dark blue, purple, brown)
Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass)
Foam Tape

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