Saturday, June 4, 2011
Have you seen the new Penny Black stamps posted in Joan's Gardens store. This one is called "Nature's Day". I decided to create a shadow box and put this pretty image inside. The shadow box was created by cutting two 6" squares and scoring at 1/2" and 1" on both the left and right sides. A piece of design paper was placed on the inside of the shadow box. For the opening on the top, I decided to show you another way to use this beautiful Sizzix "Birds & Wreath" embossing folder. There are two embossing folders in this package. After scoring the lines on the side of the shadow box, I centered the embossing folder right in the middle and ran it through the Vegabond. I love this embossing folder because it gives you a very deep embossed design. I need an opening for my shadow box so I cut out the center of the embossed area out with scissors. The image was stamped on white card stock and colored with colored pencils and oms (orderless mineral spirits). I wanted to "pop" the design up a little in the shadow box, so cut the design out. A few Sizzix leaves were die cut and placed under the image.
For the embellishments on the top of the card, I used the medium "Blossom" punch and created flowers similar to the ones in the stamped image. I don't know why, but the color of the punched flowers match the color in the stamped image perfectly, but they don't look that way in the photo. The flowers were placed over the embossed leaves of the embossed oval. Stamens were created with the medium "Sparkle" punch and placed in the center of all the flowers, including the stamped flowers. A small purple rhinestone was added to the center of each. Additional rhinestones were added to the top of the shadow box. A Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace" border was attached on each side of the shadow box.
All the products used to create this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.