Hello everyone! Since Mother's Day is coming up soon, I thought I would use that as a theme for a Sizzix step-by-step tutorial. The first time I saw Eileen Hull's Heart Box die I knew I wanted to use it to make a shadow box wall hanging. This project can be adapted to fit any theme, and you don't have to make three hearts as I did, do just one or how many as you would like.
To give you a better idea before we start, here is the first heart shadow box, I used a mix of dies to make the flowers.
Time to make some flowers. I like mixing different flower dies to make layered flowers. Here I die cut a lot of flowers and leaves with the Flower Layers w/Heart Petals, Bloom w/Leaves 3-D Flower, Rose 3-D Flower, Sweet Treats for You Set, Hearts & More Set, and Tattered Flower Garland dies. I used tissue wrap, kraft-core cardstock, and patterned paper.
I used little pieces of cheesecloth to add a soft feeling to the hearts, as well as some extra beads and pearls. I had some sweet water pearls that aren't of great quality, many of them being flat on one side, which was perfect for this project since they were easy to glue to the heart shadow boxes. I used hot glue for the flowers and Glossy Accents for the pearls. Tuck leaves in where they fit. I didn't use all the leaves and had some flowers left for another project too.
Thread a piece of the crinkle ribbon through the holes at the top and tie a bow, tie another piece to it to hang the wall hanging with. I glued two flowers to the top of the heart.
The second heart with me and my mom, I like this photo the best. At the base of the hearts, I used smaller flowers, and the larger ones sit in the 'empty' corners of the photos.
First glue the cheesecloth and then layer the flowers and leaves on top. I tied the Word Stick around one of the flower bead centers.
This sweet sentiment was the perfect way of finishing the wall-hanging.
The last heart, time to hang this up on a wall or give away as a gift.
Thank you for looking at this long tutorial!
Dies: Sizzix: Heart Box, Flower Layers w/Heart Petals, Tattered Flower Garland, Sweet Treats for You Set, Hearts & More Set, Bloom w/Leaves 3-D Flower, Rose 3-D Flower
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles cream mat board 6x13; Claudine Hellmuth natural sticky-back canvas; Tim Holtz Core'dinations kraft-core cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Terminology tissue wrap; 7Gypsies Off the Wall 8 x 8 paper pad; Studio Calico Classic Vol. 2
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Stuff to Say
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap
Stain: Distress Stain: Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Picket Fence
Paint: Distress Paint Picket Fence
Stickles: Ranger Distress Stickles Antique Linen
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands, Word Sticks, Crinkle Ribbon; assorted pearls and beads; head pins; cheesecloth
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, Ranger Wonder Tape; hot glue