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EXPLORING ART is my thing - I love crafting - Altering things, Mixed-Media, Art Journalling and Card Making.

I would probably say my favourite styles of crafting are vintage, grunge, shabby chic and; Steam Punk.

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Sunday, 24 March 2013


Today I've been making this Shadow Box Stepper card for my step-daughters birthday. It's her Big "30th" so I wanted to make her something special that she could keep for a souvenir.

I constructed the shadow box from the Prima Romance Novel paper, which is one of my favourite paper collections available at the moment. It's so very pretty and yet grungy at the same time. Exactly my style.
I cut the front frame of the box using a Sizzix die called - Frame, Decorative Rectangle.

I cut the actual stepper card from black cardstock and used more of the same Romance Novel paper to line the steps and die cut the doily for the back step.

The numbers were cut from silver miri card using a Fiskars shapecutter. I then stuck all the individual rhinestones onto each number. I used a tiny Typewriter key stamp to add the word
 Birthday to the bottom step.

I added a small white resin bird

I made a paper banner, adheared it onto some bakers twine and added blinged up letters to
spell out HAPPY.  I attached it to the shadow Box frame with tiny pink clothes pegs and I
 outlined the edge of the  box with black flatback trim and added a
 Prima Resin Angel to the inside of the box.

I embellished the card with roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and brushed them all slightly
with Gesso to soften the look. 

I added  a couple of tiny butterfies cut with the Martha Stewart Punch and glued some
 bling to the centres to form their bodies.

I really enjoyed making this card and I'm so happy with how it turned out.


  1. Hi Lynn

    That card is really beautiful! Where do you do most of your shopping (I live in UK too)


    1. I don't have one specific place to shop. I usually search online for most of the things I want. Some things I buy from the USA through ETSY.com
      Thanks for stopping by.