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« on: August 02, 2013 09:23:13 AM »

This was made for my partner in the IYP23 Swap. She loves maps, so I designed the shadowbox using maps for the text, and cut everything out using my Silhouette. But, when I did the initial layout, the amount of map text was just too much. So, I decided to split the text and make a second one for myself!

The letters in "EXPLORE" are each cut from a different country on the map and the word "World" is cut from a swathe across Europe, and then I glued them onto a layer of the letters/word cut from card stock. The shadow boxes are 6" X 6" and each piece (except for the word "the") is raised up from the background. It was a challenge to cut very tiny pieces of double-sided foam tape to put on the back of the compass rose, especially since it was the one with the most layers of tape and I didn't have very wide sections of the card stock to work with. But, the compass rose casts a lovely shadow on the background, so it was worth it Smiley

I tried to find a little 3D globe to put in the bottom left corner of each box, but couldn't find what I wanted in time. I think I've now located what I want (little globe pencil sharpeners) but I need to order a few other things to make it worth the cost of the shipping Smiley Then, I'll send one along to my partner for her to use if she wants. I sent her the box on the right, and kept the one on the left.

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013 10:07:55 AM »

When I saw this posted by your partner, I immediately fell in love with it!

is the compass on the glass or in the shadowbox?

My hubby loves maps so I am inspired by your post to make him something using maps! (and, I think you finally talked me into getting a Silhouette! ha ha)
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013 10:49:07 AM »

The compass is in the shadow box. The "EXPLORE" has one thickness of double-sided foam tape, the "World" has two, and the compass rose has three... very tiny pieces...about 1/16"...stacked one on top of another.

And, the more I learn how to do things with the Silhouette, the more I love it! It's such a versatile tool and I've only scratched the surface of what it can do... You should totally get one! But, wait until they have sale... Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013 10:41:48 AM »

I love this! You've just inspired me to make a shadow box Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013 01:58:20 PM »

I love this! You've just inspired me to make a shadow box Smiley

Thanks! And, I've only ever made one before this, and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed the process!
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014 08:33:36 PM »

WOW I love this, I was wondering where did you get the frames from?
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014 08:29:44 AM »

manja_is, I think I got the frames at Michael's. And, you've reminded me that I should post an updated photo! I finally got the little globes, so I need to put it in the frame and re-photograph it Smiley
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