We made this adorable card at our Stamp Club meeting this week. It is simple. It is sweet but for some reason I heard a lot of uh oh’s when I showed it to them. There were a few “what the heck” faces in the crowd but a couple of smiles. The smiles knew something was up.
Here is the inside of the card:
They were right! The inside of the card is a shadow box. Since the inside is fun, I thought the outside should be simple. I got this idea from Jennifer McGuire. I have to admit, she has some great techniques and this was one of them. The best part is this is not very hard to make. You just have to score a few times, stamp a little and tape it all together. You can the video Jennifer made showing you how to make it on YouTube.
We used the stamp set called Lilypad Lake the make this card. This stamp set has matching dies called Lakeside Framelits. They are a fun set of Framelits because they cut out the shapes of the stamps but they also have two label dies and a fun die that cuts out water. I love the sentiments we used on this card.
The colors I used are Coastal Cabana for the cardstock and water. Pineapple Punch for the sun and sailboats and Grapefruit Grove for the sailboats too. The Pineapple Punch circle on the front of the card was embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder. I love this folder. It has become my favorite and needs to be in everyone’s stash!
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What a fun card, Susan! I love how the sentiments and images go together. Love the shadowbox cards.
Very cute! I admit – seeing just the front, I thought it was pretty minimal even for your style! The shadowbox card has been on my ‘must try’ list for a while-thanks for the reminder of how fun they can be!