shadow box tropical

It’s mixed media Tuesday today and I created a shadowbox! It’s a fun project, that makes a great home decor and it already decorates my craft room.

I used products from the latest release by Altenew and this is part of the blog hop! So make sure to check out the rest of the stops of lots of inspiration, to see the new products in action and to win prizes!

shadow box video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

shadow box close-up photos

These amazing exotic flowers and leaves are from the Tropical Jungle Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS )

For the background I used the Banana Leaves 3D Embossing Folder( ALTN | SSS ) to get texture and dimension.

I did all the coloring using Altenew alcohol markers, the Green Fields Set for the leaves, and the Warm & Cozy Set and Red Sunset Set( ALTN ) for the flowers.

For putting together the word “tropical” I used the Tall Alpha Lowercase Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS )

list of supplies

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

  • There are FREE gifts waiting for you if you shop at Altenew. Check them out!

Tropical Jungle Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Banana Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Artist Alcohol Markers Green Fields Set
[ ALTN ]
Artist Alcohol Markers Warm & Cozy Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Artists Markers RED SUNSET…
[ SSS ]
Tall Alpha Lowercase Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Crafter’s Essential Ink Blending Tool…
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ SBC | SSS ]
WHITE Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Scissors – 9.5…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Bearly Art Glue
[ SSS ]
WOW heat tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI stamping platform
[ SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz paper trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]
8×8 Wood Panels (thicker frame)
[ ARTZ ]


$300 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.


next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Emily Midgett

You can start the hop from the beginning by visiting the Altenew Blog



  1. Beautiful shadow box! I love the 3D embossing folder! And the flower!!! Love it! Thank you!

  2. Absolutely stunning Vicky! And so nice to see ideas beyond cards for this release. I just love Altenew products and am having a hard time controlling my spending on their website ?

  3. Love the tropical theme! Fussy cutting really made a difference– it was definitely time well spent! Gorgeous pink and orange combination in the flowers. All the 3D embossing folders are terrific— I have to have them all. Your project makes me feel like vacation is calling!

  4. This is a beautiful project! You have a great eye for color and design and it shows in your work!

  5. Vicky I just love this shadow box – you make it look so easy. I love the embossing folder and stamp set. Great job at fussy cutting!!

  6. Love it! The embossing folder design really added an interesting background. Excellent!

  7. Your creations are always lovely. Your extra details make everything you do so special.

  8. Tropical Jungle is a great set for those cute little creature cards. Imagine a scene filled with happy parrots or monkeys .

  9. Wow! I love your shadow box- it’s stunning! What a lovely way to use these products!

  10. Great shadow box. Love the embossed background. Really makes the whole project. Thanks for sharing and for the fantastic video!

  11. Beautiful colors! Very … ummm … tropical!!!!!! Thanks for sharing another idea on how to use 3D embossing folders. Really cool how what you did made the design pop and bring it to life! Thanks, Vicky

  12. Wow, this shadow box is so beautiful. I think the intense, deep colors really make the shadow box stand out. Gorgeous work!

  13. Absolutely beautiful shadow box! Your colors are so rich and vibrant and remind me of my years in Hawaii. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Just watched rhis vid on your YouTube channel and left love there. This wall art is just stunning! You have such an eye for design. Thanks for sharing, Vicky. I know I will be buying this stamp set!

  15. That 3D embossing folder is great. The whole project just pops with all the glorious colors that you used. Thanks for the video…………..I just LOVE your style!

  16. Wow Vicky just gorgeous! What a great tutorial ! Have to make something like this for my wall!
    You are just a great inspiration to me.
    Thank you ❤️

  17. Vicky,
    This is such a unique layout!
    The colors, inking, and splashes make the background look real! I must see about acquiring the banana leaves embossing folder.
    Your talent shines bright in this video.

  18. Stunning, Vicky! Do you have a H for your flower alphabet? The long red flower is called Heliconia. Hugs frm Belgium

  19. Hi Vicky..This shadow box is awesome…totally love the colours & that background embossing…?♥️?

  20. This is awesome! I love the embossed background and the gorgeous leaves and flowers you created!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous shadow box! Love the colors and background….
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. I just love the texture of the background and when the video changed from showing the beginning of the coloring of the images to the finished, cut-out elements, I gasped out loud. They are just stunning! Love this project!

  23. Gorgeous, as always. Thanks for always inspiring us with Altenew’s FAB products.

  24. This tropical shadow box is just a work of art! No wonder you decided to frame the art piece to forever enjoy ☺️

  25. Wow!!! This shadow box is absolutely stunning, Vicky!! Love it!! Thanks so much for the great video and inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  26. BEAUTIFUL! I don’t do mixed media but this is something I would try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. A gorgeous work of art! I love the colors and all the layers that makes it feel all that more tropical.

  28. Allergic to bananas. But Gotta have that embossing folder. ? It could well have been a focal point. Thanks for the detailed instructions for this project. I’ve saved it in my favorites! A must try!

  29. Your home decor piece is absolute gorgeous. You coloring is amazing — it looks like it should be hanging in an art museum.

  30. I get so excited when you post mixed media projects, and this one turned out absolutely gorgeous… Thank you for the inspiration!

  31. I love the texture and colors of your project! Thank you for another beautiful release, Altenew!

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