Zoo Globe Shadow Box Card

Last night, I watched a Jennifer McGuire video on making Shadow Box Cards, and I was dying to try it out! Her instructions were incredibly clear and easy to follow. I just made notes and created my own tutorial to try to follow later. I wanted to keep it simple on the front so the inside of the card would be a knockout! I absolutely love the animals in the Zoo Globe Stamp set, and they were perfect for this card.

Here is the color palette used for this card

For this card, I started with a Whisper White base and added a circle layer of Misty Moonlight using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the elephant and bird in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them with my Watercolor Pencils and finished them off with my Water Painters. I fussy cut the bird and attached it to the elephant’s back.

I stamped the sentiments from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black on the inside and outside of the card.

Now here is where it got fiddly! I fussy cut everything because there are no does for the stamp set. I am not a fan of fussy cutting, but it was worth it! You can’t tell from the photo, but there are multiple layers which are apparent with the movement of the card.

I take terrible videos (sorry), but I wanted you to see how the card opens up. I love this concept so much and am going to have another go when I get time to get up in the Hen House again! The best part is that it folds nice and flat to go in an envelope!


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Water Shaker Card… Who Knew?!?!

Today, I saw a card made by Dorothee Coudroy and I HAD to attempt it. I just couldn’t believe that there was actually water in the card. She has a tutorial on her YouTube channel, so I decided to check it out. Unfortunately for me, the tutorial was 100% in French, and while I could understand about 1 in 10 words (my French is BEYOND rusty}, the tutorial was so well done that I was able to grasp the basic construction concept. I am so thrilled with the results!

Here is the color palette used for this card

I changed a few things from Dorothee’s card, but kept it pretty close to see if I could make it work. I honestly didn’t expect to have such great success right out of the gate!

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Another Sweet and Simple Card

Here is another card I created using the Tasteful Touches Bundle. This time, I changed the color palette just slightly, and used a different combination of stamps. I fussy cut the flower, and layered it over the stamps in the background. I have to admit that I despise fussy cutting, but this set is really easy to cut.

Here is the color palette used for this card

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A card so quick and easy, I made two!

I may be a little obsessed with this color combination! I was dying to try out the Tasteful Touches set, and wanted something simple, yet beautiful. A dear friend lost her long, courageous battle with cancer last week, so this made the perfect sympathy card for the family.

Here is the color palette

All of the materials (except the twine, which has been retired) used can be found on my website.

Stamps: Tasteful Touches, Peaceful Moments

Dies: Painted Labels

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Misc.: In Good Taste DSP, Dauber, Adhesives, Night of Navy Twine (Retired)

Because this card was so simple and whipped up in no time flat, I simply changed the sentiment and had a sweet card that I can send to a friend to say “Hi!”

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