Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The perfect summer day...

Good morning everyone! 

I've always wanted to try a diorama style card since seeing the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers a long time ago. I am however, The Great Procrastinator..haha. Well, I could put it off no longer. I was going through some of my older stamps and came across this Magnolia background from my design team days with them. Then I came across this 'Little Girl - SwingTime' stamp from Lili of the Valley and I had a light bulb moment. It was time for a 3D card! 


I searched through my stash for a large tree stamp, came up empty. No time to buy one, I had to go with this creative spurt ASAP! So I started searching for a digi. Sure enough, I already had a digital stamp from Cuddly Buddly that had the perfect tree for my project. So I start coloring...


When it came time to assemble the diorama card, I had to do a lot of experimenting with different paper sizes because the SCS tutorial was too small for what I needed. But I was able to get the basic directions and I soon figured out which sizes I need to make a 4 1/2" square diorama. 



Now, there's only one problem with the finished result. It was supposed to collapse down so it could fit into an envelope, and it did. BEFORE I used foam tape to layer the grass die cuts! Grrr.... Mistake. It doesn't fold flat at all because of it, soooo- it's no longer a 'card', just a diorama, lol. 
Pretty as a picture though, methinks.


Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Magnolia butterfly BG, Cuddly Buddly digital image
Ink: Memento, SU
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Memory Box
Tools & Accessories: MFT grass die, colored pencils, OMS, Stickles, Copic sketch/Spica pens, PTI rustic string, Nestabilities, Scor Pal

7 comments:

  1. Hi I love all these different stamps together so perfect. Colouring and style is awesome. Love it! Kitty :D

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  2. Wow!!... This is Amazing! Love your Diorama! Just Gorgeous. Love how everything came together so perfectly! Just Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  3. You always blow me away with these projects!

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  4. Gorgeous doesn't begin to do it justice! This is just awesome & your coloring is just beautiful! I think I would have a hard time parting with this if I had made it!

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  5. Oh, what a gorgeous box! Cleverly done!
    Hugs, Iulia

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