I’ve been working hard on a dedication gift for my grand-niece. I thumped my brain as to what to get her that could be a keepsake… a pretty little locket?, a Children’s Bible?, an engraved sterling silver bracelet? … none of those really felt right. And then I thought to myself, “Sharon, you are crafty … make her something she will always treasure (I hope, lol). So here is what I came up with (sorry in advance for the photo but it was hard to take without getting a reflection from the glass)…
It’s a Shadow Box Frame that has the bible verse from Jeremiah 29:11-13 (word art created by me) as well as a couple of pictures of her; one of her momma holding her and the other of her sleeping so preciously (is that a word, lol?).
I covered the backing with some light pink patterned paper and added some pink & white pearls inside for an extra added touch. Her name was cut-out with my handy dandy Cameo and, of course, using my Square 1 “vinyl” (I put that in quotes because it’s not really vinyl, it’s more of a textured, tightly woven adhesive backed fabric but that too complicated so I simplified it, lol).
You can’t really tell in the photos but I printed 2 pictures of her sleeping, cut around the arm and part of the sleeper on one of them, and popped it up over top the other one with pop dots to give it some added dimension. I also popped up the photo of her in momma’s arms.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Even my husband said it was amazing and he never pays attention to anything I make, lol.
As an added bonus, here is a download file of the word art in both black and greyscale (PNG & JPG) for you. The quality may not be quite up to par because I didn’t originally set out to do this so I had to go back and alter a flattened version instead of creating from scratch. I think it’s still good enough to share, however, but I’ll let you be the judge. DOWNLOAD HERE
As well as continuing to post my cards, I’m also going to be sharing some of the home décor items that I plan to make on this blog. It’s an area that I’m beginning to delve into and hope to make a few dollars from sometime down the road so I’d love to get your opinions first before attempting to sell any to people in my community. I hope you don’t mind :-)