Hello Crafty Folks,
I hope you are inspired by the Shaped Cards that the DTs have been creating all throughout the month. From circles, ovals, butterflies and what not. I thought why not create a Shadow Box card that can be kept on the desk reminiscing of the travel explorations.
Yes if you follow me on IG (@the_cardogram) you would all know although I miss traveling but I like to create those on my desk. Isn’t that a power that all we crafters have. So this one is special too. I created this shaped card planning ahead of the Dad’s Day and you would guess why!
I started with stamping of all the images from the Hero Arts from the Vault Realistic Animals on the Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Dove using the Hero Arts Black Ink. I then colored all the images using the Copic Markers in tropical shades trying to depict the warm hues of the Serengetti, Tanzania..
On panel cut from Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Dove measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches, I ink blended the panel using the Hero Arts Dandelion, Tangerine and Strawberry from the Hero Arts Desert Sun Bold Ink Cubes prepared the background.
To give the realistic landscape to the realistic animals, I tried to make it look like the Serengetti landscape which does not have tall trees but green grasslands and patches of brown soil. To make that, I die cut windows of the size 4.25 x 5.5 inches from the Hero Arts Colored Cardstocks in the shades Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Sand, Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Palm in two windows using the Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies. I also created the two bellows for the shadow card using the Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Kiwi which measure 6 x 4.5 inches scored at 1/2 inch each.
I die cut the grass border using the Hero Arts Thorn Tree and Grasses Fancy Die from the Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Palm to place it on all windows at the bottom to depict the grasslands. To add a little depth to it, using the finger dauber, added some Hero Arts Forever Green Mid-tone Shadow Ink.
I started to assemble all my elements once I was ready and happy with the final outcome. All the windows were pasted in the valleys of the bellows that were created using the liquid adhesive, starting from the sand colored window, followed by two palm colored windows and finally pasting the ink blended panel. As mentioned before, all the windows were pasted with the grass dies at the base of the windows. The Copic Colored animals were pasted on the grass using the 3D foam tape.
To pep up the frame of the shadow box card, I pasted the sun and the bird over it on the top left corner and the frog on the bottom left. I added the sentiments from the same stamp set by heat setting the Hero Arts Embossing Powder White on the Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Pitch Black and pasted it on the bottom right end.
I guess now you would have guessed by now that why is it the Dad’s Day Card, I am sure all of us were introduced to some adventure by our Dads, that’s why you would have noticed that all my animals on the shadow box card are in pair, representing the Dad and the little ones..
I hope I’ve inspired you to play along in our current Challenge of Shaped Cards. Don’t forget we have prizes to be won from our wonderful sponsor Hero Arts!