It is wedding season! Hi! It’s Jill of Jill Cameron Creations. Today I’m sharing a fun shadowbox that can be used for decorations tables at a wedding reception. I thought a custom name floating in the middle would be a great idea too!
Watch this video to see how these shadow boxes come together. I share some great tips on getting the best results using any digital cutting machine.
I created these shadow boxes in Silhouette Studio. The difference in each circle is 1/4″ and it’s 11 layers including the back. The squares measure 5″ x 5″. This size allowed me to get two boxes out of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock. You can get 4 from 12″ x 12″ cardstock.
Each layer has foam tape between them. The thickness of the foam tape will determine the overall thickness of the completed shadowbox. This shadowbox finished a shade under 1″ thick.
The frame is also cardstock. Cut 4 strips of cardstock 1 1/2″ wide by a shade over 5″ long. Score the strip on both long sides at 1/4″. Fold the score line over starting in the middle working out the ends. Use a bone folder to really get a good crisp fold. Use glue or double sided tape to adhere the opposite sides of the shadowbox. Repeat for the top and bottom. Make sure the corners overlap and are securely glued together.
I finished off the shadowboxes with some diecuts and a scripty sentiment die I had on hand. Some ideas for the center are wedding bells, a custom last name, or a designation for a type of table.
I hope you enjoyed this project and try this for your next crafty project. Don’t forget to check out your favorite cardstock in the shop.