This month’s challenge for A Blog Named Hero is monochromatic cards! You can enter to win one of two gift cards sponsored by Hero Arts simply by linking your shaped card. Join in the fun.
I was inspired by Mindy Eggen’s recent post using the You Life Me Up Stamp Set. I took it to the next level by making it a shadow box card as demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire recently.
Start with two light blue pieces of cardstock, cut at 4.25 x 7.5 inches. Score all of the short ends at 1/2 and 1 inch to form the fold for dimension. Using the Nesting Oval Infinity Die set, cut an oval in the center of one light blue piece. Line that piece on a piece of 4 x 5.25 inch dark blue cardstock and cut an oval one size smaller to form the frame.
Many elements were used to create this fun scene. The Cloudy Sky Scene Fancy Die has quickly become a favorite! Cut it out from both vellum and white cardstock to create the soft images. It can be positioned in different ways to create unique clouds.
Stamp the mountains and the balloon basket from the You Lift Me Up Stamp set in dark blue ink. The balloon is stamped with light blue ink.
Arrange the clouds at the top of the front piece and the bottom of the back base. You can stamp additional clouds on the base as well. Attach the mountains to the front oval.
The final step before attaching the light blue pieces is to add a piece of clear acrylic to the balloon. I use plastic packaging. Be sure it is long enough to suspend the balloon in mid air.
Once you have done that, it is time to assemble the shadow box card. I used two sided tape on the scored edges. Center the balloon where you want it and attach. You now have a cute shadowbox card.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Make sure you enter the drawing by linking your cards to the link at the end of the A Blog Named Hero post.