Saturday, July 20, 2013

Book/ Shadowbox Card

Hey everyone!

Jenn here, back again with another week of guest designing.  Thank you so very much for all your comments the past two weeks- they really mean a lot!

I am so impressed with all the gorgeous creations from the DT showcasing all the new dies.  They all did such a wonderful job with their projects, didn't they?  The new dies are all so lovely, I had such a hard time deciding which ones I wanted! I would not be surprised if they are here in time for me to play with by my post next week.  One thing I absolutely love about ordering directly from Cheery Lynn is how super fast my order ships.  

This week while looking around for inspiration, I found some really pretty cards that I wanted to give a try.  I have seen them called book cards or shadowbox cards.  I also have a few border/edger dies that I haven't used yet which I thought would work perfectly for this type of project.  Here is my first go (lots of pictures):


This is the front of the card, the ribbon on the side is to tie the two covers closed. 


This was taken from a different angle, to show the dimension of the flowers.



Here is a close up of the flowers.  I've used the Daisy Strip, Shasta Daisy Strip and Chrysanthemum Strip.  There is also some different foliage (list at bottom), a bark heart and some flower buds that my darling toddler brought to me to add in lol!


 This is the inside of the card- the shadowbox portion.  As you can see, I've been playing around with bits and pieces again :)  The only problem I have with that is I tend to forget which dies I've used pieces from!  Doesn't the Felicity Doily look a bit like a lace sun?  So pretty.  I've also used another Daisy Strip, but this time I folded the petals in half lengthwise before shaping the rest of the way.



 And lastly, here is a picture of the inside cover.  I chose this paper out of the bunch because of the lined section which will give me a spot to write my sentiment/message once I decide what to use the card for.

That's it for me this week- wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!

Dies used:
Front:

Inside:





8 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Jenn, this is beautiful. What gorgeous flowers and a fabulous combination of dies and colors. Great job!

beadz said...

Jenn, this is so lovely! Your flowers look so wonderful nestled with the chicken wire. Great project!
hugs,
Gini

Cards By Jan said...

Gasp....this is just BEAUTIFUL!!

Bj said...

WOWZER! Jenn, this is stunning! Your flowers are beautiful, and the whole thing is gorgeous! Great job!

Jennifer Scull said...

there are so very many beautiful details to this! thank you for the inspiration! :)

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this shape. So creative and I love the flower dies too. Judy x

Debbie's Time Out said...

Jenn this is absolutely stunning. Your flowers are gorgeous

Lori said...

This is just stunning. I can see how much work went into it and it certainly was worth it. Beautiful.