Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Friends are Flowers and a Shadowbox...

Good morning, and Happy Wednesday!
Can you believe this week is half over already?
Time certainly flies these days!
This is my last Wednesday with Deedee's Digi's.
It's been a lot of fun crafting with this great group of ladies,
and Deedee's Digi images are all wonderful!
My first card uses the sketch from the Happy Monday Challenge, and Deedee's new image "Friends are Flowers", found at Deedee's store, here.
All coloring is done with Copics. The flowers were printed three times, and popped up with dimensional dots twice. I colored three of the leaves twice, cut them out and popped them up as well. A little Flower Soft in the center finished them up nicely. The butterfly punch is Martha Stewart. I am entering this card at the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge.


For my shadowbox card, I began with two pieces of cardstock. Each piece measured 7.5" x 5.25" and was scored in from each end at 1/2" and 1". Pre-fold score lines.

After coloring image, adhere to back piece of cardstock. Adhere a piece of tape to the flaps.

Using a Nestie of choice, cut an opening into the front piece of cardstock. Run through again with embossing plates to emboss opening.

Adhere the front to the back with the tape strips. Decorate as desired. Sentiment is on Kraft cardstock, and is distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.

To make an A-2 size card, cut your cardstock pieces to 7" x 4.25", again, scoring in at 1/2" and 1" from each end.

Hope you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles!

Patti J.

30 comments:

Mau xx said...

Super cards Patti, I love your shadowbox one, The Sentiment says it all my friend :)
Hugs Mau xx

Glittered Paws said...

Love the shadowbox card - I am thinking I need to do one of these soon - and the scene for this card is just perfect - like looking through the glass in a giant fishtank. Love the pearl accents on your first card. Great images to work with.

Olga said...

I love em both~!!!!!

Auntie Em said...

Good Morning! Your roses card is sooo pretty! I love the popped up roses and the flower soft gives the center great texture.
The shadowbox card is adorable. Beautiful colouring and the little extra details on the front really finish it off.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

mycardz said...

Wow, so cool Patti! Thanks for showing how to do this, I think I NEED to add this to my very long list of techniques to try! :) Adorable card. hugz, Mary

Bonnie Weiss said...

The pink popped up flowers in your first card, make for a stunning result. And your shadowbox card is stinkin' cute ... thanks for the instructions, too.

Peggysuez said...

I always like a good shadowbox card, this one is wonderful! Such a pretty undersea scene! Thanks for being so faithful during your time with us at SSIC, you're always welcome to pop in for a challenge! Mwah!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Patti! Love them both.
Hugs and smiles

Iris said...

Amazing card and awesome shadowbox! The colors are gorgeous on both!

Deedee Anderson said...

WOW, Patti -- these are both marvelous!!! The pansies card is so pretty and feminine, and I love the way you added dimension to it with the multiple layers. Thank you for the tutorial on how to make a shadow box card. I feel like I'm peeking through the glass at an aquarium, and the extra plants and critters you added really enriches the scene. You have been such an incredible guest designer this month, and I know we are all so appreciative of you sharing your creativity with us in this way -- THANK YOU!!!

Patti P. said...

Patti, both cards are so pretty. I love all the layering on your flower card and the jaunty angle for your sentiment, but I really appreciate the tutorial on how you did your shadowbox, I need to try one of those someday. Tfs and your sweet posts, I look forward to them.

Dawnll said...

These both turned out so well and such a wonderful idea. Love Them!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh... I love both of them! The first one is so pretty and elegant... and the second is so fun and playful!

Danni said...

wonderful creations! Love the dimension on the flowers on the first one! The second one is just amazing!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Crystal said...

WOW Patti girl this is fantastic.....LOVE this design and soooo lovin your tutorials lately, you are amazing sweetie!! Thanks for the cool design tut!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i have bookmarked this. always wanted to know how to do it and you made is sooooooooooooo easy! it's stunning!

hugs :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice thanks for sharing!!!

Jennie Reedy said...

pretty card, love the 3d effect of your flowers..thanks for joining us at FBW

redwasher1 said...

Your card is amazing!! Beautiful and thanks for showing how you did this!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous ... I am such a dolphin lover... So I love love love that one ... And the details ....FABULOUS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh FABULOUS!!~

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good Moring Patti J.! These are oth just wonderful. I am loving the shadowbox with the ocean scene! Thanks for the tutorial!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wowsers Patti these are awesome projects. I love all the dimension on your "Friends" card. Truly beautiful!

And your shadow box card is also tremendous! Such cute underwater images. Well done, my friend.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

These are beautiful, what a great job! So glad you joined Deedee's as our guest designer, your cards have been amazing.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi patti, both of these cards are just wonderful! The are both so 3D! Love the flowers and how you popped the inside layer and what wonderful trim! Then your shadow box is just too cute!! Great job on both of the cards!
Hugs, Sarah

Michelle said...

Love Shadowbox cards - they are so cool! Your FBW card is so pretty. Wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week - keep fluttering!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, this is fantastic!!! beautifully done patti!
hugs

Hegu said...

What a cute card you made! I love the colors you chose.

/ Helen DT-Deedee´s Digis

Kristie said...

Your butterfly card is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesdays!

Cat said...

So adorable! Love the cutout!