Hello and welcome
This week I’m back with the latest challenge over at at Watercooler Wednesday, Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.
I hope you can find the time to join in.
I’m back to share a 2nd birthday card I made recently. I decided I wanted an interactive card, so I revisited Jennifer McGuire’s video on making a Shadow Box Card. It was great fun to play with so many different elements and bring it all together. I was so happy when it turned out to be the ‘fun’ card I had wanted!
To begin I had to create the shadow box. So easy when you follow the instructions. I chose to cut the window using a scalloped rectangle from Spellbinders Nestabilities. (One of my first die sets!)
To create the back panel for my window, I used some very basic ink blending, added a few splatters for interest and then stamped random leaf images along the bottom using a mix of green Memento inks. (The leaves were from little cheap stamp sets).
This panel was then added to the back section and the box construction was completed.
I had also stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the images from MFT Jungle Gym stamp set. As I wanted some movement in my card, I cut the tiger away form the main image.
Because the branch was quite thin, I added extra plain card strips to the back for added strength, before tying some green thread around the tiger and attaching it to the branch to form a swing! (Just check it is the right length so it will swing!)
The branch was then glued across the top section of the opening.
To make it feel a bit more like a jungle, I cut several leaves from MFT Leaf dies and watercoloured them, before they were added randomly around and just inside the window.
This is the view when you open the card.
Now it was time finish the card front. To begin I die cut SSS Stitched Whirl Background on a panel to be added to the front along with a small scalloped rectangle (to match the inside). This had been watercoloured to look like the sky and grass and stamped with small grass images from AI Foliage Set – 4051, and had the monkey on the slide image added.
To complete the front, I cut Echo Park Happy Birthday Banner Die from DP along with a ‘2’ from MFT Die-namics numbers die set.
Sorry this has been such a long post, but I hope this card brings you a smile and that you will try one of these interactive cards. I know I will but maybe a little simpler than this one!
Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.
I look forward to seeing what you create this week!
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