Tiny Shadow Box Portraits with Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using S5-339 Tiny Shadow Box, S2-261 Swallow and Heart

Tiny Shadow Box Portraits

A teeny tiny box is the perfect way to show off little things. In this case, a silhouette portrait of a pair of darling children.

This is a very simple project that just takes a bit of patience, so relax with a friend and let’s craft together!

Tiny Shadow Box Portraits with Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using S5-339 Tiny Shadow Box, S2-261 Swallow and Heart

You’ll be using the Tiny Shadow Box die from my Flower Garden collection and the Swallow and Heart dies from my Joyous Celebration collection for the little matching gift card.

Cut the Tiny Shadow box and frame, fold the tabs, and glue.  Add a bit of decorative paper at the back of the box if you like. Then use a few of your treasured hoard of pretty paper scraps to cut out an assortment of flowers.

Tiny Shadow Box Portraits with Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using S5-339 Tiny Shadow Box, S2-261 Swallow and Heart

You can tuck a wee circus animal or a tiny matchbox car inside. Or use the banner from the Swallow and Heart dies to write a name and use as a place card. Or do as I did and cut a silhouette! I snipped mine freehand, but you can also take a photo that is sized to fit and simply trace around the face. Paperclip the tracing paper onto a sheet of text weight black paper and cut it out.

Tiny Shadow Box Portraits with Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using S5-339 Tiny Shadow Box, S2-261 Swallow and Heart

Now glue your portrait to the frame, go wild decorating with flowers, glitter, ribbon and whatever else you like.

Tiny Shadow Box Portraits with Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using S5-339 Tiny Shadow Box, S2-261 Swallow and Heart

If you’re making a darling gift card to match, simply cut out the pieces of the Swallow and Heart dies, glue together and decorate.

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Sharyn Sowell

Sharyn Sowell’s talents include calligraphy, watercolor, cut paper, paper crafts, photography and letterpress printing as well as computer skills.

Sharyn is an author and teacher. She teaches worldwide which gives her the opportunity to meet and share her expertise with a wide range of people, while getting inspiration for her own work from around the globe.

A proven professional with a long track record, Sharyn designs for diverse companies like Midwest CBK, Sunrise Greetings and York Wallcoverings. She’s designed Mrs. Grossman’s laser cut stickers, Paper House Productions craft supplies, textiles for Henry Glass, dies for Spellbinders and rubber stamps for Clearsnap. Sharyn’s original art can be seen in the British National Portrait Gallery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Orlando Waldorf Astoria. Her covers for Amazon’s Kindle have sold over 2.25 million units and she was twice awarded the Louie Award, the Oscar of the greeting card industry.

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3 Comments

  1. I have never had a Spellbinders die that disappointed me. Not only can you count on them to have dies you wouldn’t find anywhere else, (the traffic light), their customer service is outstanding. We have had, and I look forward to, a long, mutually satisfying partnership.

  2. This is so creative!! Love the way it really showcases the silhouettes!

  3. So glad you’re enjoying it, Beverly. Fast and easy projects are my favorites when they’re as pretty as this one.

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