Sunday, 8 June 2008

shadow boxes




Whike the Oriental papers were all over my desk (and sofa and floor), I decided to try a little shadow box with them. Once again it's my trusty X cut circle cutter (how did I make cards before I got it?) and the Papermania Oriental designer collection plus a few adhesive clear gems. REally quick and easy - just cut 2 pieces of card the same size and score at half inch and again at one inch on either side on both pieces. Cut aperture from front panel. Pleat fold the score lines and use double sided tape to stick them together. The card stands up for display but will fold flat for mailing.
I used the same idea for the Tilda card. The background sun and flowers are decoupaged and then (you can't see them properly in the photo cos they kept twirling around, I hung 2 sparkly gems on thread down the front of the aperture. I layered some Primas behind the front panel for more dimension. Gardening Tilda was stamped onto linen card and coloured with ordinary pencils.

2 comments:

Neasa said...

Fabby, fabby, fabby cards! Just fantastic. And not quick and easy like you said! That would take me days to do!

Tullavilla said...

Gorgeous cards! They're both lovely, but the Tilda one is amazing!
Might see you in Castlebar!