This is an image of a shadowbox someone named "BerryBest" shared in the forum in 2007. What a great idea and inspiration!
She created and printed out the background using digital scrapbooking skills. She actually created it with stamps which she scanned in and placed over the 12 x 12 page.
The collar is at the top of the page and has a tag with his name on it. She printed it out twice to piece it together to make it long enough. The metal tag was printed then embossed with the name. She attached the paper collar and metal bead chain with pop dots to bring depth inside the shadowbox.
She scanned in the old photos and printed them and adhered it to the page with pop dots. She also added with pop dots the paper piecing puppy on the top right and the side view of the St. Bernard. There is also a puffy sticker.
She said "I gave it to my parents about a month after my Dad had to have him put down. He was only 10 years old, but big dogs don't have a very long life expectancy. He really did feel like a brother...a big, slobbery, clumsy brother, but still we ALL adored him!!!!"
Now this has me thinking of some shadow boxes I should make. I have some heritage items in my drawers that really should be on display. I could even put the journaling about the items on the background, such as jewelry of my great-grandmothers.