Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sasha's Shadow Box Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

I'm thrilled to let you know I've earned the 2018 Incentive Trip to Alaska! I'd like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my wonderful customers, my wonderful team of Super Stars, and of course, hubby, my linchpin!

Today's video is the one I promised on Monday when I shared Sasha's birthday card. 
As I explained, when I'm making personal cards for family and friends, I do use retired Stampin' Up! products. 

On Sasha's card it was the Little Letters Thinlits that I'd used to die cut her name. 

For the video, I changed that for flowers using a die from the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits that will be available in the new catalogue next Thursday.

The colour I used for the first card I show on the video is Berry Burst and the pale pink is Powder Pink. 

Both these colours are from the new 2017 - 2019 InColours.

I adhered 1/4" circles of cardstock in the centres of the flowers, and used three different ideas on the three cards I made, of decorating the inside of the flowers!

On the Berry Burst card - see the second photograph - I used Tombow to adhere three of the tiny Basic Pearls. 

These looked lovely but were so fiddly I looked for a different option on the video.

I chose to use my white gel pen to make the three dots in the centre of each flower - see photograph 7.
I made a third card because I had most of the elements partially ready! 

This was the result of having to abort the first video about fifteen minutes in. 

I made a mistake that I felt would cause confusion rather than help to show a way out of a problem! 

On this third card I used one of the medium Basic Pearls for each flower centre - see photograph 8. 

On the Berry Burst card I made the butterfly in Berry Burst, but I used Pear Pizzazz for the Powder Pink Card. 

Personally I prefer the green butterfly but you can see them both and decide which way you prefer. 

Another option is to use the sentiment to stamp decorate the back Gift Card pocket - see photograph 3 - this is definitely my preference.  
The Powder Pink looks as if it's very similar to Blushing Bride but when you see the two together, the Powder Pink is a lot lighter than the Blushing Bride.

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. First Thailand, now Alaska!! Very well done Jan :o)

    1. Many thanks, Audrey! I started working on it on 1st October 2016, which is what I should have done the previous year; it never occurred to me that I'd be in with a chance to earn the Incentive Trip! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Gorgeous card Jan! How could Sasha not love it?! The flowers make a lovely substitute for the die-cut letters too! Sad to see this stamp set go! Thanks for a wonderful video tutorial once again ... and the envelope! (do like the larger size)

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It made a nice change to make a larger card! Neither of the stamp sets are retiring, it was just the letters that have retired. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. these cards are so beautiful Jan and i love all the colors. congrats on earning your trip. you deserve it as you have to work hard to achieve these trips. cheers

    1. Hi, Pearl. Many thanks. Yes, it does take a lot of work to earn these trips but a lot of the time, it doesn't feel like work! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB