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


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

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


  3. You always blow me away with these projects!

  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!

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


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