Mermaid in a box

20180528_192945 Hi friends, Today I’m sharing the second card in my coastal series for June.  I started with a premade shadow box from Heartfelt Creations and paper from their  under the sea collection.  I cut a piece of the green paper  to fit  inside back flap of the shadow box and glue it in place. Next I took a piece of the patterned  paper with the tropical flowers on it and cut down to fit on the front of the shadow box.   I used a spellbinders matting basics die cut with rounded corners, to cut out the middle section and glued it in place. Next I took the same die and the next size smaller nested them together on a piece of light coral cardstock and ran them through my die cut machine and glue the frame piece onto the front of  shadow box. I also cut a piece of acetate with a  rounded die cuts to fit inside the front  open section of the shadow box.  Next I stamped several tropical flowers from the under the sea collection onto white cardstock with memento gray ink.  I used lady Bug Red and Dandelion yellow memento Ink. I used  a sponge dauber to color them.  I also stamped several leaves and colored them with Bamboo leaves. and set them aside.   The large seahorse came  from a piece of the under the sea cardstock. I added some color and a light coat of glossy accents and let dry.

The mermaid stamp is from Stampendous.  I stamped it onto white 110lb cardstock. with black Memento ink and colored it with Copic alcohol inks, added a few sequins.  Glued it on to the back flap of the shadow box and added a  small starfish next to the mermaid/ with some hot glue   Next I put the shadow box together, by folding it on the score lines and glued all the sides together.   I glued the flowers and leaves on the top left hand corner of the box and the seahorse underneath them.  I made the top decorative piece from the smallest die in Spellbinders Bella Rose Lattice frame set.  I used 110lb  white cardstock to die cut it, cut the piece in half and attached it to the back of the top of the shadow box and embellished the shadowbox with rhinestones.  Lastly, I made top folding card base about a 1/4 inch larger than  the box. I took a piece of coral colored paper from the under the sea collection, cut slightly smaller than the card base, glued it in place and glued the box to the card base.  I hope this card inspired you to create your own beautiful coastal designs.  Please feel free to leave a comment or  ask  questions. I’d love to hear from you.

J. Wallace /Happy Crafting


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