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Simon Says Stamp - Wall Decor Series - HAPPY AUTUMN



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Hello Lovelies! I've had this hanging in the Craft Room for a few weeks now and just getting a chance to share it with you.


This swirl of Fall color was made with the pretty ___ Stencil and I wanted to show the full design, so I decided to use it in this season's shadowbox. I like being able to easily change up the artwork on display in the craft room and these shadow boxes make it easy!



We will further accent the stencil with some coordinating Fall themed die-cuts; let's take a look at the key supplies.



For the full list, check out the Supplies Section at the end of this post.



 


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HAPPY AUTUMN SHADOW BOX - Stenciling, Ink-blending and Die-cutting

Wall Art Base: 8" x 8"

Stamped Layer: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Featuring:



 

COLOR PALETTE

We will ink-blend through the stencil using a selection of pink, yellow, orange and green Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks.



 

PROJECT WALKTHROUGH

STENCILING THE BACKGROUND


  • Trim a sheet of 110LB Neenah Cardstock to 4 3/4" x 5 3/4", cover with the outline layer of the Autumn Cascade Stencil and secure both to your craft surface with painters tape

  • Use the Small Blending Brushes to ink-blend the following colors through the openings in the stencil

    • Flannel

    • Lemonade

    • Sunbeam

    • Spring

    • Dublin

    • Cappuccino

  • Replace the outline layer with the detail layer of the Autumn Cascade Stencil and secure both to your craft surface with painters tape

  • Use the Small Blending Brushes to ink-blend the following colors through the openings in the stencil

    • Earl

    • Citrine

    • Dublin

    • Lucky

    • Mocha


 

DIE-CUTTING & INKING


Mushrooms

  • Die-cut the Tall Mushrooms out of white cardstock

  • Ink caps with:

    • Lemonade, Sunbeam

    • Spring, Dublin

    • Woodsy, Fawn

  • Ink stems lightly with:

    • Fawn


Create the Base

  • Trim a piece of Brown Cardstock to 6" x 6"

  • Die-cut white cardstock 4 times using the Wood Plank Die

  • Ink the planks with Flannel, Cappuccino and Mocha Inks to create a "wood effect"

  • Adhere the planks with Craft Glue to the brown cardstock base and trim the excess



Reinforce the Stenciled Layer

  • Adhere the stenciled layer to a piece of chipboard of the same size

  • Pop-up with foam tape as shown below



Create the Sentiment

  • Die-cut the outline layer of the Happy Autumn sentiment using the Lemon Glitter Cardstock

  • Die-cut the word layer of the Happy Autumn sentiment using the Bronze Glitter Cardstock

  • Adhere the layers using Craft Glue

  • Apply more glue and some Foam Tape to the back as shown




Decorate the Stenciled Layer

  • Adhere the mushrooms and the sentiment as shown



 

CREATING THE INSERT BASE

  • Using the Tim Holtz Guillotine, trim 2 pieces of Chipboard to 8" x 8". Trim 1 sheet of 130lb White Cardstock to 8" x 8".

  • Adhere the white cardstock to the 8" x 8" chipboard using the Elmer's Spray Adhesive or Craft Tacky Glue

  • NOTE: If you did this project with me before and plan to switch out a previous insert for this one, you do not need to create the 8" x 8" white backdrop again out of 130lb white cardstock. The inserts are attached to the backdrop with Velcro, so you just pop the previous one off and attach the new one.



Attach some Velcro to the back of this layer and attach to the 8" x 8" Base layer and place in the Shadow Box Frame.



Tip: I would use at least 2 at each of the four corners to ensure that it stays in place when mounted.


 

The Chipboard backing and velcro under the stenciled layer helps it "float above" the 8"x 8" layer.



Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know if you have any questions.


Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies!

 

SUPPLIES:

I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamp Season of Wonder products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.



































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