Monica here to share with you a shadow box gift I made for my mother. I hope she likes it I used pink for her, so if she doesn't it won't really match my house! ;-) Today I used the stamp set Prayer Warrior to create my project. I have talked about making a shadow box for my mom for awhile and thought this would be cute for her to have on a bookshelf in her prayer room.
To start my project I used the arrows from the Prayer Warrior set to create a background. I stamped them in an alternating pattern on watercolor paper with VersaMark and heat embossed them. Once the arrows were all embossed I used a distress ink marker to color some of the arrows in and spread the color out with a watercolor brush. It wasn't working the way I'd hope so I grabbed my Worn Lipstick Oxide ink pad. I smushed some ink on a plastic sheet so I could use the ink smushing technique to create the background. I was much happier with the way this turned out.
Next I stamped the girl (the Prayer Warrior herself) image from the set and colored the feathers and headband with pink and yellow Copics. Even though I have an electric cutter, I decided to fussy cut the image... since I was only cutting one. I then layered the image down on the background to possession the where I wanted to stamp the words Prayer Warrior. Once the words were stamped and the girl was adhered using foam tape, I layered the panel on a 5x7 piece of cardstock using foam tape ( which you can see in the first picture).
To finish the project I adhered the cardstock to the back of the shadow box, just to give it a little more stability in the frame, before putting the frame back together. I think it turned out cute and think my mom will enjoy it.
Have a great day, until next time!