Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Butterfly Shadow Box Card

Welcome to my new follower, Claire Grant. Pop over to her blog, 'My Special Memories', to see her amazing designs.

The Lavinia Stamps challenge this month is 'Bright and Beautiful'.  I haven't made a shadow box card for ages, so decided to make one today, using the lovely Lavinia Zen butterfly stamp.
I stamped the image with a Memento Tukedo Black ink pad and coloured the image using Violet, Amethyst and Orchid Promarkers, covering the whole image with a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle.
This is how the card stands up.

I started with two pieces of purple card, 9" x 5".  I scored at 1/2" and 1" on each piece of card at each end.  I die cut the aperture in the middle of one piece of card, before embossing the card.  The stamped image was attached to the back card before joining the two pieces of purple card together.  After decorating the front of the card, I felt the two flap on the end looked too plain, so I added some contrasting striped ribbon. When folded, the card measures 5" x 7".

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


Marianne Lait said...

Sue...... This really is a beautiful worked card....... I just love the depth you have given tonthe image with creating the box cardnit adds great interest...... Thank you for entering into the Challenge and Good Luck..... Marianne DT xxx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Liz, I had a zoom in to get a closer look at that pretty butterfly, Cathy x

Carol L said...

This is so pretty Liz, and I don't know that I've ever seen a card made quite this way! I love how it stands on it's own and it's purple - (yay!)

Jane Willis said...

Another gorgeous card Liz - I'm beginning to get the feeling you love butterflies as much as I do!

brenda said...

Really super work Liz and so pleased you shared it with us at Stamping Sensation challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Now this is one butterfly I do already own but confess to not using it yet. A new shape of card for me to try out too!! Yay. Love the colours and the embossing folder is just perfect for those little star flowers and the gems. your right about the ribbon too. Just gives that finish to the card. Thankyou for fluttering by again #24. hugs Mrs A.

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Liz. I have never made a shadow box card before, but with your instructions I should be ok to give it a go. Thanks for those.

laurie said...

I love the texture and design...another fun type of card! I love how it can stand..great for displaying.

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant Liz! Just wait until Mrs A sees this - so pretty and it ticks all the boxes!


Di xx

pam said...

Beautiful shadow box card Liz, gorgeous butterfly, love your colours and embossing.

Jean said...

Wow !! This is fabulous Liz, I love the gorgeous butterfly and the cut out front looks great decorated with the little pearls. Lovely flowers and colour too.
Jean x

Lynne K said...

Just gorgeous, Liz! Such a pretty design, beautiful butterfly and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Bonnie said...

Love the box cut cards and have never tried them. This makes me want to try. Love this beautiful butterfly and the pearls add such elegance!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card, love the texture and the fabulous butterfly.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
my this is a really great design.
I have not made a shadow card myself.
I love that fab Zen Butterfly Stamp.
Truly wonderful creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KandA said...

Beautiful card and fabulous cut out design xx

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Melissa Latchem said...

fantastic card!! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)