Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #61: Shadow Box Cards

Hi there and Happy Tuesday to you! It's time for a fun, new challenge at Hand Stamped SentimentsThis week we are focusing on Shadow Box Cards. This style is not a new technique. However, it IS a very cool way to share a 3-D effect on a card, that can easily be displayed by the recipient. It can also be MAILED, which is a fabulous bonus! 

CLICK HERE for a link with directions on how to create a Shadow Box Card, or HERE for another great Shadow Box styleWe sure hope you will play along with us this week! :)
I have included a list of all the supplies used to create my card at the end of the post. 
I used many items from the Occasions Mini Catalog, which is ONLY available until April 30th! You can order anytime 24/7 by clicking HERE.

Here is a shot of the card "standing up":
  • I used heat embossing on the main image and sentiment, simply because I really like the effect. That, and I seem to ALSO like to make a big ol' mess when I create lately. Note to self: turn the ceiling fan OFF before playing with embossing powder. ;)
  • The little pearl eggs in the basket were colored with a Baja Breeze marker to tie in the color. 
  • This was the first time I have ever created a sponged "sky" with the help of the Scallop Circle punch as a guide. I really like how it came out. Thanks to the person who came up with that clever idea! HERE is one of many links to create these clouds. I used a single Scallop Circle punch to create mine, and started at the top of the image.
  • I added a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding, that I...get ready for this one...SEWED, for some added dimension. I wanted it to play off the "grass" on the image. I have mentioned before that I am rather dangerous with a needle and thread. Thankfully, I did NOT sustain injury today. Phew! 
  • The Vanilla Rosettes were colored with a Baja Breeze marker. They just stood out a little TOO much in Vanilla.
  • Finally I framed the image with some Silver Glass Glitter because everything is better with some sparkle! :)
That's my take on a Shadow Box card for this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I hope you like it and I would love to hear what you think. Please check out the challenge to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has whipped up. More importantly, I hope that you will play along this week and share YOUR creation with us! Thanks for stopping by to visit. I hope you have a very HAPPY day today! :)

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink and Baja Breeze classic ink (for the "sky")
Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP (Occasions Mini), Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Basic Black card stock
Accessories: 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, Scallop Oval XL punch, Scallop Circle punch (to make clouds), Black Embossing powder, Basic Pearls,  Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber...the rest are all from the Occasions Mini Catalog...Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Vanilla Rosettes and Silver Glass Glitter
Non-SU! Accessories: circle die cut (you can use a Circle Scissor Plus to create the same effect, btw), needle and thread

37 comments:

  1. Anne Marie,

    OMG! This is absolutely stunning! I just love the shadow box with this springtime set and your tinsel effect. Just beautiful!

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  2. Very pretty and you packed a lot of beautiful things into this card, but love how the little girl is against the sky. I know what you mean about ceiling fans and crafting they don't seem to get along. :) Have a great day and what are you doing up at 1:30 AM????? Silly girl.

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  3. Ann Marie this is stunning! What a PERFECT set to use for a shadow box! Your sky is so realistic and you can almost feel the coulds moving. I LOVE how you used the seam binding as an extention of the grass.. that's the first thing I noticed. Of course the bling goes without saying..... YeAH BAby!

    PS: I totally relate to ceiling fans. Hugs.

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  4. Wowza Anne Marie! Your shadow box card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the colors & the embossing is perfect...the ribbon is FAB too! Awesome job & TFS!!!!!

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  5. So beautiful Anne Marie ! Great colors and the silhouettes stamp looks great. I like the little eggs in her basket-very cool.

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  6. OMGoodness!!! This is just amazing! Just beautiful. I've never seen this type of card and will have to check it out. So pretty.
    Lynn

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  7. Anne Marie
    this is gorgeous... I love the clouds behind the little girl. I love that you embossed her. The pearls in the beautifully colored roses and the black to offset the Baja Breeze
    All round - gorgeous card
    hugs
    jaydee

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  8. Gorgeous! I actually have one of these sitting on my desk, supposedly as an inspiration to do another! Now I REALLY have a good reason to do one!

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  9. Very VERY pretty card...love the blues.

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  10. Wow this shadow box card just rocks. I love that little print paper. Not usually a "blue" fan, but this is gorgeous!

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  11. This is a beautiful card. I haven't made a shadowbox card in ages. I think I might have to do one now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. WOW!! This is totally awesome!! Love it and will be featuring this on My Crafty Picks #10 on 4-3-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

    Take care

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  13. Just love this Anne Marie! I must do another shadow box soon. Can I ask, what do you use to attach your glass glitter? It looks just fabby as a surround.

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  14. AMAZING ANNE MARIE!! WOW!!! I love this!!!!!

    I mean - the embossed image - awesome
    that ribbon work on the inside - awesome
    the roses on the outside - awesome
    and the glitter around the frame - AWESOME!!!

    Just AWESOME!!!!!!
    Maria

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  15. OK - so I just wrote you this looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong commentary on how much I LOVE this card and blogger ate it up :(

    So for time sake............I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maria

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  16. OMG... I'm just at a loss for words. You know, that's not normal for me. :o) Wow, this card is just breathtaking. It does not look handmade at all... That embossed silhouette image against the sponged sky... *swoon*... It is the perfect sky!!! and the ribbon treatment... stunning, just stunning~

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  17. Anne Maria, I am so smitten with this card! I have to tell you that i've tried doing that cloud sponging thing myself and it failed soooooo miserably >.< Now that I have your lovely creation to aspire to, maybe i'll give it a go again ;-) Thank you so much for your continued inspiration!

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  18. That is amazing! I am going to have to try that sometime. It's just beautiful! You did such a nice job. TFS yolanda-tryingtobecreative.blogspot.com

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  19. This is SO neat, Anne Marie. Love the shine around the opening!! I keep thinking I should buy that stamp set but haven't so far. You inspire me to do so! Smiles, Laura

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  20. Beautiful!!!! this card is awesome, thanks for the nice comments at my blog I am so glad I found your blog, Now how did you get the header to math the background I have not been able to do that?

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  21. Anne Marie - this is just stunning. I love everything about it - the colors you used, the technique and that fabulous ribbon treatment. Just stunning!

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  22. This is incredibly beautiful!!!!

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  23. Stunning beyond worlds!!!!!! TFS :)

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  24. Wow that is impressive. Love everything about this one. The colors are great, the layout is fantastic and I love that embossed image.

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  25. A beautiful card. Love the colors, the dsp, the image, the little "eggs" in the basket. Lots of lovely details.

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  26. Wow, wow, wow Anne Marie! I'm at a loss for words. This is gorgeous!

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  27. Hey Anne Marie! I've seen these before, but NONE have looked as beautiful as this one that you've made. It is GORGEOUS! All of the detail is off the charts amazing. That gathered ribbon is such a beautiful touch for this. The image is also a perfect choice. You really do beautiful work! Best, Curt

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  28. Oh WOW! This is beautiful! I love the papers, the design, the ruffled ribbon, and, well, just everything.

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  29. This is absolutely stunning!

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  30. Hi AM! I'm back again but wait a minute....OK, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor--this shadow box card is BREATHTAKING! OMG! Love the shadow effect, the sponged sky, the pearl eggs, the ribbon grass, the glass glitter...OMG did I miss anything? Anne Marie, you ROCK!

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  31. Anne, your card is AMAZING. After seeing it in person -- like totally -- WOW!!!!! Beautiful card -- great job! Can't say enough about your card.

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  32. Anne Marie this is a beautiful card. I love everything about it.

    Robbie

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  33. A truly stunning card Anne Marie. And you're right, everything does need a touch of something shiny and the tinsel looks wonderful. My first visit to your site but it won't be my last!

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  34. Wow! So pretty. I just ordered this set and can't wait to get it. The sponged sky is phenomenal and that glass glitter is gorgeous!

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  35. OMG...so so pretty!! Love the glitter glass!!!

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie