Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seas The Day!!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a wonderful day so far. It is very hot here today, so we spent a little time by the pool today. So in keeping with the warm weather and the water, I made this shadow box card! The wonderful thing about these cards is that they still fold flat to fit in an envelope and are easily mailed!

I used this cute little mermaid from CC Designs. She comes with her little sea lion pup friend!
To create my shadow box card, I started with 2 pieces of cardstock measuring 6x5 inches. Using a scoring tool, score the 6 inch side at .5", 1", 5" & 5.5". Fold the .5" & 5.5" to form a peak and the 1" & 5" lines to form a valley. I used a Nestability die to cut out the window on the front piece. Now you want to decorate the inside of your shadow box. I used distress inks to paint the background on watercolor paper and washed it with some Glimmer Mist to make it shimmer. My other elements were colored on Copic friendly paper with Copics and cut out. I popped all of the elements on the inside up with 3-D foam dots. After you have decorated the inside, you need to adhere the 2 papers together using Sookwang Tape.
Here is a close-up of this swimming cutie. After coloring her with Copics, I covered her fins with Stickles. I also added some pearls to her ear and belt.
Here is a sideview of the card, so you can see the dimension.

For detailed instructions on how to create your own Shadow Box card, click here.

Stamps - Treasure TempestWind Mermaid, seaweed - CC Designs Digi stamp, Sentiment - CC Designs
Paper - Aqua Mist - PTI, watercolor paper, Copic Paper
Accessories - starfish punch - EK Success, Nestabilities, Stickles, Glimmer Mist, Pearls, Scoring Tool



Nana Bev said...

Great card! Love the glitter.
Putting it into a shadow box really creates terrific dimension. Good job.

Jodie from Oz said...

wow, love the under water scene, the colours and sparkle are amazing and I love the shadowbox, just beautiful. hugs jodie from oz