Friday, April 22, 2016

DIY: Ice Cream Shadowbox Clock


Hello Everyone! 

Today I have a yummy DIY which almost looks good enough to eat, since it's about ice cream! However, you don't want to eat this DIY because it's an ice cream shadowbox clock (lol)! 

Now today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means you will be seeing a Xyron sticker machine in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® 3” Sticker Maker. I've talked about this sticker maker before, so if you want to learn more about this machine, then click here

Also, in this project, I will be using items from My Favorite Things (MFT)! Now I'm pretty excited about this because I'm trying to expand my paper/die-cutting skill horizons. For example, I bet you didn't know that I actually own a die-cutting machine (lol)! Well, it makings its first appearance on the blog along with the My Favorite Things items. 

Specifically, the items from My Favorite Things that I will be using today is a pack of their ice cream die-cuts, a stencil, and their gorgeous paper! I listed all the names of the products in the supply list below and listed all the paper names (and included separate links for each paper) in step 4. 

So let's break out our die-cutting machine and make an ice cream shadowbox clock! Also, make sure you read till the very end to get detail about how you can win both MFT and Xyron goodies! 

♥ ♥ ♥


Supplies:
Die-Cut Machine (I'm using Cuttlebug) 
Shadowbox
Paint
Foam Brush
Stippling Brush
Clock Kit (not pictured)
Sprinkles (optional/not pictured)
Liquid Glue (optional/not pictured)


Step 1: Separate your shadowbox base from your shadowbox lid. Then drill a hole (big enough for your clock piece to fit) in the middle of your shadowbox base.


Step 2: Paint your shadowbox base and shadowbox lid. Once you're happy with the look, set them aside to dry.

Side Note: You will notice that in this picture my shadowbox lid is mint green. I actually ended up changing the color because I didn't like the mint green with the project was completed. From here on out, the shadowbox lid is hot pink. Sorry for the confusion! 


Step 3: When the lid of your shadowbox is dried take your My Favorite Things Swiss Dot stencil and place it on top of your lid. Then dip your stippling brush into your white paint and begin stippling on your stencil pattern. Keep repeating this step until your entire lid is covered. 

Once you're happy with how the lid looks, set it aside to dry. 


Step 4: Grab your My Favorite Things Ice Cream Die Cuts and varies colored papers. Then follow the directions for your specific die cut machine and begin cutting out your pieces. 

For the clock were making today, you will want the following pieces:


Step 5: Grab all of your ice cream die cut pieces and begin sliding them through your Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. In the above photo, you will see how I ran the ice cream cone through the sticker maker. 

Keep repeating this process until you have run each die cut piece through your Xyron Sticker Maker.


Step 6: Now it times to assemble all of your pieces together! First you will want to put your clock in your shadowbox base. This may sound weird to do at first, but it will help you see where you should put your ice cream pieces later. 

Once your clock is in place, begin rubbing the top of the Xyron Sticker paper and peeling off the backing to each of your ice cream pieces. Then add each piece to your shadowbox base. You will want to first lay down the ice cream cone, then the ice cream scope and finally the fudge topping. 

When all your pieces have been added to your shadowbox base, reattached the lid, add a battery to your clock and you're done!

♥ ♥ ♥

Now you may have noticed a few sprinkles (lol)! The sprinkles are completely optional, which is why I didn't add them in the tutorial. However, if you want to know how I added the sprinkles to the ice cream cones, I will explain that now.

Basically, all I did was take another liquid glue and apply a couple of drops to the top of each ice cream cone. Then I sprinkled the sprinkles on top and set the whole thing aside to dry. Also, since this is a shadowbox, I add more sprinkles to the bottom of the shadowbox base and attached the lid on top. 

I love the pop of color the sprinkles add to the box and I think it pulls the whole theme together!

As always, to follow along with all the Xyron fun, don't forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

So what do you think? Do you like this Ice Cream Shadowbox Clock?

 xo Katie

p.s There is giveaway going on right know on Xyron's Facebook page where you can win a $50 MFT gift card! Then after you enter that giveaway, you can head on over to the MFT blog and enter to win some Xyron goodies! Go enter and Good Luck! 

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