• Jenni

Mini Shadow Box - Thoughtful Studio

Updated: Apr 8, 2020


I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. ❤

Today I am sharing my latest design team project for Thoughtful Studio. I am using the super bright and colorful Tessa Wakes the World Up paper collection to create a fun 3D scene.

Looking at this collection, the colors and floral textures inspired thoughts of spring and Easter. Blooming flowers, little chicks, chocolate bunnies, and bright yellow Peeps all ran through my head.

With that in mind, I thought the Tessa Wakes collection would be perfect for creating a little Easter shadowbox scene.

I first started this project by stamping out a bunch of images from Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Amazing Easter and Butterfly Kisses stamp sets onto a piece of Neenah 80 lb. card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink.

I used Copic markers to color the images to match the color scheme of the paper collection. Then I used my Scan 'N Cut to cut out the images.

For the next step, I deconstructed a shaker frame from Dollar Tree that was filled with sequins. I took the back off of the frame and removed the ribbon and the sequins. Then I used an X-acto knife to scrape the word YUM off of the glass.

I used the insert that came with the frame as a size guide for my main background piece of patterned card stock. For that, I chose the yellow pressed flower pattern to represent the sky.

Before I started to build my scene, I marked off an 1/8" on each side of the background to incorporate the edges of the scene that would be covered by the frame.

I used the Lawn Fawn Flower Border die to create the first layer, which I cut from a sheet of bright pink Recollections card stock. Then I used more of the Tessa Wakes papers to cut out the tops of the flowers for the border, and layered them on top.

For the next layer, I used a Stitched Hillside Border die that coordinated with the Flower Die, to cut out a hill from some light pink card stock. Before adding that to the scene, I covered the back with a layer of foam tape.

With another stitched border die, I cut another hill from a piece of light yellow card stock. Then I layered the back of that piece with two layers of foam tape.

I stacked the layers on top of each other and added my colored images. I also used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen for some extra shine. I used a white gel pen to create highlights and add patterns to the colored egg images as well.

I placed my scene inside the frame and closed up the back. Then I used some coordinating ribbon, which I also found at the Dollar Tree, to replace the one that was originally there.

And that completes this cute little Easter bunny scene! 😄

I think the Tessa Wakes the World Up paper collection was the perfect jump start into spring. The patterns are textured, yet whimsical, and go so well with my little bunny scene.

You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .

And of course, you can get these wonderful patterned papers here:

*Above link includes a 15% discount code, not applicable to Limited Edition item.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)



Eggstra Amazing Easter:

Butterfly Kisses:


Stitched Hillside Borders:

Flower Border:

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