Thursday, May 1, 2008

My First Shadow Box Card

Now THIS is a card I really like.

I've been wanting to make one of these Shadow Box cards for quite some time. Then I ran across a tutorial on Cami's Blog. She has step by step instructions with pictures. Making this card was so much fun! Of course the card Cami made is adorable!

I created this card for the Thursday Weekly Challenge on SCS called Ways to Use It. This time it was to make a card with some pleats or ruffles. I used my crimper and made a little fence. I sponged StampinUP Going Gray classic ink on it to gives it sort of a steel look. Turned out really cool - especially with those screw brads.

If you click on the closeup below you can see the gray on the fence better. I also stamped and colored some grass across the bottom of the inside.

This next pic I took looking down from the outside. You can see the litte grass down there on the bottom. Kind of how grass would grow up next to a fence.

The main image is from Penny Black stamped on SU Naturals White and colored in with SU Watercolor Pencils & Dove Blender Pen. Edges on both scallops are sponged with Charcoal Chalk Ink.

From this next view you can see the chicken wire background on the inside. How CUTE is that!! I stamped the Chicken Wire in SU Going Gray Classic ink. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig made it easy to lined up.

Card front is SU Naturals White. I stamped chicken wire on the sides and stamped flowers from main image on sides too. The patterned paper on front and inside layer is from one of those huge packs from Costco. Scalloped circle frame on the front is hand cut (poor me - I don't have nestabilities!). Doodling with black Micron and sponged edges. I also sanded the top of the little pewter flower brad for a different look.

Stamps: Penny Black Suprise; Inky Antics Chicken Wire; Hero Arts Hello There; Rubber Stampede Grass
Paper: SU Naturals White, Wild Wasabi; misc patterned paper
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black; SU Going Gray; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Charcoal & Olive Pastel; SU Watercolor Pencils; Dove Blender Pen; Micron Pen
Misc: SU Word Window Punch; Marvy Uchida Scallop Punchs; Fiskars Circle Cutter; Scalloped Paper Scissors; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Fiskars Crimper; misc brads.

More WT164 -Ways to Use It Challenge cards

The Return of Arte Y Pico
The other day I was checking out blog links from a forum on SCS when I landed at Stephanie's Stampin' Spot. (OK that totally sounded like I'm on a space ship or something! ha!) Stephanie's blog header pic is so darn cute! It makes me smile from ear to ear! Stephanie has really cute stuff! :) Not only does she shares her crafts, she shares in a personal she is standing there talking to you.

Stephanie was so sweet to name me on her blog for the Arte Y Pico Award. It always feels good to know others enjoy our creations and appreciate the time we put into sharing through our blog. I'm going to be a little bit of a cheater again. Since I just recently got this award (here) I ask that you visit Stephanie's blog and leave some nice coments. Sound fair enough? Enjoy Stephanie's Stampin' Spot.


Aimee said...

What a cute card... great job on your shadow box card...

Sara said...

Beautiful card! The details are amazing!

Janine said...

I LOVE this!!! You did an amazing job !!!

Rachel said...

That's sooo adorable!!! Great idea and love the colors!!!

So I started work today and it was AMAZING!!! I love it so much. My bday is June 10th, when is yours? My grandma just sent me graduation money and I'm debating if I should be responsible with it or buy some fun stuff. Decisions decisions!

Brenda said...

Your card turned out wonderful, I love the colors! TFS! I've gotta start doing some challenges over at SCS.

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

super cute! What a cute chick stamp!
I love the patterned paper you used..the red gingham works perfectly!

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for all the detail photos!

Etha said...

Wow you did a great job on the shadow box card!! just super, and that image is too freaking cute :)