Hello everyone!!  Winter is officially upon us here in the states and with that comes one of my FAV holidays: Christmas!!!!  I LOVE making altered projects this time of year and there’s no lack of them this month!!

I found an idea for a Christmas “wish box” on the internet a while back and knew immediately I had to have one!!  I browsed my local craft store and found a shadow box with a slit at the top which made it perfect for this idea!

Here’s a look:

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I simply adore this box… seriously!!  And my girls absolutely love it!

I started by creating a subtle background using the Distressed Burlap Stamp (my absolute FAV stamp of ALL time!) and some Walnut Stain distress ink.

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I needed to keep the backing on this as flat as possible (no flowers or bulky embellies) since this was going to be inside the box.  Chipboard was the PERFECT solution!  I started with the “Spiral Tree“, coloring it with Lindy’s mist, then going over the stars with a gold leafing pen and adding dots with a white Signo pen as well.

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I used a combination of distress inks and homemade glimmer mist for my “Flourish Ornaments” until I achieved my desired colors!  Look at all that shimmer!

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I finished the backing with some “Chipboard Snowflakes” which were altered with mist, gel medium, and iridescent glitter (tutorial can be found here)!!

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And there you have it!  Once project down, several more to go!

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Thanks so much for stopping in gang and have a LUCKY day 🙂

brandi