Welcome back to another challenge with Watercooler Wednesday!
Wow, I have to say – you rocked last week’s sketch challenge; it was great to see so many creative cards entered.
This week, I have the pleasure of hosting the challenge, which is ‘All Boxed Up’! What does that mean? Well, it means you can create any kind of box you want – either start from scratch and create your own, or use one of our amazing Punch Boards, Dies or Framelits, then decorate it however you like.
I decided to try out something that I’ve been wanting to try – a shadow box card:
I had always thought that this would be so difficult to make – but it wasn’t! I simply followed a tutorial I found online HERE, and it was so easy, I surprised myself.
Before assembling my shadow box, I first stamped the splotches and flourish images from the Timeless Textures stamp set onto the Mossy Meadow cardstock, using Mossy Meadow ink for a tone-on-tone look.
I decorated the front of the card using the Botanical Builders Framelits, creating the flowers from Cajun Craze and Hello Honey cardstock, and using Old Olive cardstock for the leaves. I did some sponging around the edges of the flowers for more dimension, and attached them to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the inside panel, I first stamped the brush stroke onto Whisper White cardstock in Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, then Cajun Craze stamped off once. I then stamped the sentiment from the Work of Art set in Versamark ink and Archival Black ink, then covered it with Clear Embossing Powder. After heat setting the embossing powder, I attached the stamped panel to another one of Hello Honey, and insert it in the front shadow box opening.
The card looks pretty neat from the inside; you can see where the box is; I used small pieces of cardstock to cover the open corners:
Since I’m not sure who I might send this card to, or for what occasion, I didn’t add a sentiment inside, but I did add the flower and leaves in the bottom corner.
Well, I hope that you’ve been inspired to ‘get in the box’, so to speak – first see the Watercooler Wednesday page for the rest of the design team’s projects – you’ll love them! Then, I hope you’ll create your own project, and link up for the challenge!
I can’t wait to see what you make! Until then – happy stamping!