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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.

WWC67 - All about boxes

I decided to try out something that I’ve been wanting to try – a shadow box card:

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:

shadow box, inside view

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!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “All Boxed Up – Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

  1. What a wonderful kind of card box…or is that box card….or card with box…or…
    You rocked your own challenge Miss Deb. Love the challenge description picture too! Kudos.

    1. I know, right? Is it a card? or a box? a box card? Glad you liked it anyway, Jean! I do love the Botanical Builders framelits -so glad they’re carrying over 🙂

  2. Deborah, this shadow box is stunning. I also appreciate that you showed the inside, to give an idea of the construction. Lovely.

    1. Thanks for such a nice comment, Jackie! I’m glad you liked my shadow box card – I did surprise myself, when I found it easier to build than I expected. Thanks again for visiting 🙂

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