Autumn Love Shadow Box by Ilda Dias

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Inspiration from Leo and Mary’s wedding and the colors of fall is what led me to create this beautiful piece of art. This beautiful shadow box is the perfect gift for a wedding, anniversary, Valentine's day or for anyone that is in love!

SVG Collections Used

Love Me Do SVG Kit
3D Mums and Fall Flowers Kit
B Is For Birthday SVG Kit
Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit
Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit
Fall Harvest SVG Kit
Love Always SVG Kit
Mothers Garden SVG Kit
Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit

Supplies Used

  • 8×10 Shadow Box
  • AC Cardstock
  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Beads, Rhinestones and Buttons
  • Twine
  • Red, orange, and brown inks
  • Scotch Quick-dry glue
  • Scotch ATG and glue
  • Vinyl
  • Transfer paper
  • X-Acto knife
  • Paint brush
  • Etch cream
  • Heat glue gun

Dimensions

Love Me Do SVG Kit (Pennants)
pennant.svg 5.730" W x 5.010" H white
3D Mums and Fall Flowers SVG Kit
(Black-Eyed Susan)
centers.svg 1.355" W x 0.345" H (cut 2) brown
petals.svg 1.355" W x 1.385" H (cut 2) yellow
(Cedis Mum)
center.svg 4.855" W x 1.385" H brown
petals.svg 4.855" W x 1.145" H yellow
(Dublin Mum)
center.svg 3.930" W x 0.390" H olive green
petals.svg 3.930" W x 1.475" H burgundy
(Lollipop Mum)
petals1.svg 5.310" W x 0.995" H red
petals2.svg 5.310" W x 1.515" H red
petals3.svg 5.310" W x 1.765" H red
(Sunflower)
centers.svg 5.045" W x 2.310" H brown
petals.svg 5.045" W x 2.270" H yellow
B Is For Birthday SVG Kit (3D Flower Gift Bag)
flower_center.svg 0.400" W x 0.400" H brown
flower_petals.svg 2.075" W x 4.930" H rust red
Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit (Extras - 3D Sunflower)
center.svg 1.390" W x 1.110" H brown
petals1.svg 1.390" W x 1.385" H yellow
petals2.svg 1.390" W x 1.395" H yellow
Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit
rose.svg 3.510" W x 3.535" H red
Fall Harvest SVG Kit (Apple Pie Box)
rose.svg 3.845" W x 2.875" H yellow
mum_dark.svg 0.995" W x 1.560" H orange
mum_light.svg 1.260" W x 2.580" H orange
mum_med.svg 1.120" W x 2.050" H orange
Love Always SVG Kit (Extras - Flower)
petals1.svg 2.015" W x 1.620" H (cut3) orange
petals2.svg 2.015" W x 1.745" H (cut3) orange
petals3.svg 2.015" W x 1.775" H (cut3) orange
Mothers Garden SVG Kit (Mom's Garden Scene Card)
brown_dark.svg 1.425" W x 0.160" H brown
flower1.svg 3.915" W x 1.330" H pale yellow
flower2.svg 4.930" W x 1.790" H (cut 2) orange
Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit (Black-Eyed Susan)
center.svg 1.120" W x 0.970" H (cut 2) brown
petals.svg 1.120" W x 1.965" H (cut 2) yellow

Instructions

Floral Heart

  1. Cut out heart pennant to size as indicated above. This template will be the bottom layer where you will attach the flowers to create the floral heart.
  2. Cut out flowers.
  3. Ink flower petals using red, orange and brown ink pads.
  4. Assemble flowers.
  5. Embellish with button, rhinestones, beads, and twine.
  6. Arrange flowers on heart as you like.
  7. Use hot glue to secure flowers to heart template.
  8. Center the floral heart to the background paper of the shadow box and glue it in place.

Etched Glass

  1. Determine where and how large you would like the etched word to be.
  2. Select a font you would like to use. The free font I used was called Callie Hand from dafont.com. Size letters as desired and weld them together.
  3. Load the vinyl into the cutting machine, cut out wording.
  4. Weed the cut out letters from the vinyl. Remove excess vinyl by cutting around the word with an X-Acto knife, leaving approximately 1.5 inches around the letters.
  5. Use your transfer paper to transfer the vinyl and center the word onto the glass of the shadow box. Ensure the edges of the letters are really adhered to the glass to get clean lines.
  6. Apply etching cream with paintbrush; flooding the exposed glass. Refer to etch cream instructions for curing time. Rinse off glass once cured.
  7. Clean glass and assemble shadow box.

Design Tips

Ilda Dias - SVGCuts Design Team Member

  • When choosing your papers select warm and natural colors of the fall. This will make your flowers appear more realistic.
  • Not a fan of the fall flowers, then use whatever flowers or season you like. Use one kind of flower or as many as you like. The combinations and possibilities are endless!
  • Use pinks and reds and this could easily become a Valentine’s day Project. Instead of making this into a shadow box, glue the flowers onto a heart shaped box and fill it with truffles!
  • When assembling the flowers, rather than using pop dots (which would require way too many for this project) I simply used hot glue. Start by adding a glue glob to the bottom layer of your flower, then just before the glue hardens add the next layer. Repeat until flower is all assembled.

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I loved making and surprising Mary and Leo with it! Next time you’re wondering what to make a couple as a wedding gift, I hope you’ll remember this Love Shadow Box!


2 Responses to “Autumn Love Shadow Box by Ilda Dias”

  1. Erin Smith March 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Such a beautiful project! I’ve featured it in my weekly Tutorial Tuesday, I hope you don’t mind!

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