HSS Shadow Box Card Challenge #61

Hello Stampers!!! I am thrilled to share this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge with you- it is SHADOW BOX CARDS.  I hate to admit it but I have never made one of these until now… seriously it was EASY and fun!  It took me longer to decide on which stamp set to use than to actually make the card… seriously.
So here is what I came up with, I LOVE the color combo of pumpkin pie, rose red, and vanilla.  I took two 4.5×5.5 pieces of card stock and scored them at 1/2″ and 1″ from each end and then fan folded them so together they create a box shape.  Cut a hole in the front piece and using sticky strip attach the sides together- seriously easy construction.  I added an additional piece, the scallop circle is from the Scallop Circle Die (I have to look to see if that one is still available in the catty…)
 I used Fifth Ave. Floral (My MOST fav floral set) for my stamp set.  I stamped them onto vanilla card stock with black stazon ink.  Then using my water color pencils and blender pen I colored and shaded them in.  Here is a closer look for you- what I love about these water color effects id the more messy you make it (or imperfect) the better I think it looks- seriously artsy fartsy :)

 Here you can see that I created a few of the same flower and cut out sections to layer them to really give it dimension.  I really liked the POP-UP effect it appeared to have.

Here is a shot of the main flower from the inside.  I made three levels on that flower.  I thought this style of card would make an amazing invitation- don’t you think?!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks project and I hope you create one of your own and share it with the rest of the crew.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with- I am always amazed at the submissions we get at HSS.  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look see at my project and until next time~ TTFN


  1. This is so pretty. I love the colors you used, reminds me of sherbert:) The watercoloring is gorgeous!

  2. Love the colors! Great coloring job. You need to bring this one to the next meeting. I would love to see it in person. BEAUTIFUL CARD!!

  3. I love how you used this set. It is a great idea. The colors are fantastic together.


  4. I love it when someone puts together a color combo that I would never have tried. These are great together. The coloring on your flowers is fabulous.

  5. I don’t think I would have thought to put those colors together, but I love it. Kind of reminds me of sherbet ice cream! Following you through SC. I’m #380. Happy Stamping!

  6. Very pretty, Erin! I really like the shading you added to the flowers. So much great dimension, too. You are inspiring me to bust this stamp set out sometime soon. Very pretty! :)

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