Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time With Jan Marie!

Hello friends of Our Daily Bread designs! I hope you are well and looking forward the wonderful Christmas season with gratitude for all that the coming of the Christ child means for us! I hope that amongst all the busyness, you find time to worship and thank the Lord for His indescribable gift! Today, I am so excited to be spending time with our own Jan Marie. She has the best project to share with you, and what a perfect last minute gift this would make... made from the heart with love! Enjoy!!!

Framed Tile Shadow Boxing

If you’re looking for a fairly quick project to give as a gift, or add a seasonal touch to your d├ęcor, then you might want to consider this project. One word of caution, though, stamping on tile can be challenging, especially if you use tile with texture and character. Be sure to always have a few extra tiles on hand for practice and re-dos!

  • 8x 8 Shadow Box
  • 3 ½ in square tile (semi-smooth or smooth finish)
  • Repurposed cardboard/stiff cardstock
  • Ink
  • Cardstock/Designer Paper
  • Stamps of Choice
  • ½ inch Scor Tape
  • Embellishments as desired (button, twine, die cut leaves)
  • Craft Knife
  • Ruler
  • Mat
  • Sponge
  1. Disassemble shadow box
  2. Craft base frame
    1. Trim repurposed cardboard/stiff cardstock into an 8x8 square
    2.  Turn the mat into a frame by cutting a 5 x5 inch opening in the mat using your craft knife or other cutting mechanism. (Tip: Measure in 1 1/2 inches from each side of the 8x8 inch mat)
  3. Craft top frame with your selected cardstock or Designer Paper using the base frame created in Step 2 as your guide.
  4. Decorate the top frame; I stamped mine with stamps from the Our Daily Bread Design’s Randi’s Song set and then sponged the interior edges.
  5. Adhere the top and base frames together and insert into front portion of the shadow box. Replace the black inner frame.
  6. Decorate the tile. Because the tile will not be used as a coaster or exposed to moisture, I used regular ink and did not paint with a clear coat (it discolored my test tile), but if you want to do a set of matching tiles, do make sure to spray on a clear coat of paint or lacquer. (Tip: Allow the ink to dry before proceeding.)
  7. Add embellishments as desired. I used Memory Box  Tender Leaves die cuts along with a vintage button and linen thread.
  8. Prepare the base by trimming your desired backing to 8x8 and adhering securely to the frame backing. You will be mounting the tile to the backing. If it is not attached well, the weight of the tile will tear the backing and/or sag.
  9. Mount the tile in the center of the backing after measuring carefully to ensure proper placement with the frame.
  10. Place in the frame, secure the clips and that’s it! You’re done!

Thank you so much Jan Marie!!!  What a perfectly gorgeous gift idea, and what a blessing it would be for anyone to receive this!!!  I know you have inspired many, and we are so appreciative!!!

Please leave Jan Marie some love here, and pop on over to her blog to see some of her other beautiful creations!  You'll love her God honoring blog!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed Christmas season!

DT Coordinator


Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza!!! This is such a fabulous and gorgeous project!!! Thanks for the wonderful instructions and tips! Can't wait to try it! Thanks, Jan Marie!! Mwaaah!!!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL JAN!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! THANKS for showing us JUST HOW you did this!!!!!!!!! :) IT'S GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Marlena M. said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial~

Mary Gillmarten said...

This is one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen! I have a friend who makes tiles every year as gifts and this is the best way to gift her back! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

kathi17 said...

This is so beautiful Jan Marie, it's a real work of art. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Jan Marie, oh my goodness, this is OVER THE TOP and back GORGEOUS!! I absolutely love this masterpiece. Hmmmm, did I ever give you my address? :D:D:D TFS this wonderful project, I'll have to see if I can find one of those frames! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lucy said...

This is gorgeous! I have not tried stamping on tiles yet, but this makes me want to try it soon!

Ann Marie said...

That's beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

tammy said...

HoW INSPIRING IS THIS!!??!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Thank you for your generosity---to enable us to be able to create such a work of art!!! Huge hugs!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Dawn said...

oh wow... beautiful, Jan Marie!!! I love it

Robyn said...

Jan, what a wonderful idea. I have made several 'shadow boxes' to give as gifts, but the tile is an new one for me. Can't wait to try it!

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is a great project and a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning use of tiles, Jan Marie!! Love how you framed it and the frame you created!! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous project, love the texture that the tile has and the beautiful framing of it!!

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful gift idea!

Traci S. said...

Wow! Jan Marie this is such a beautiful gift! I love stamped tiles, but have been too afraid to try it. Your framing it really makes it the perfect gift, and I think your easy to understand directions will give me the confidence to make a few birthday gifts with this great idea! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful celebration of the birth of our Lord.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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Lagene said...

Gorgeous & amazing shadow box!

Kelley said...

Jan, this is so cool!Such an awesome idea!