Friday, August 6, 2010
Shadowbox Christmas Card
The other day I saw a beautiful The Nutcracker themed shadowbox card done by a member of Mo's Digital Pencil DT team and wanted to make one just like it. Since copying is a no-no, and I want to enter challenges, I had to come up with my own idea.
I've never made one of these before, but they are similar to the recessed window cards that I like, so it wasn't hard to do. You actually have much more room to work with in the shadowbox card than with the window cards. The only drawback for me is that I don't like how the top and bottom are just left open. Unfortunately if you want it to be flat for mailing you can't really cover it with a box top type of doohickey.
Anyway, on to the details. I made this with a few challenges in mind, one being Karen's Doodles #22 Anything Goes.
I've used two images by Karen's Doodles, Santa Waving and Bigsby Cookies.
The next challenge is Digital Tuesday Challenge #70, 2 Companies, 1 card.
For this you mixed more than one company's digital images. That would be the Karen's Doodles as company 1 and the fireplace and little girl on the sofa from Stitchy Bear Stamps as Company 2.
The couch is paper pieced, while everything else has been colored with Promarkers, Copic Spica Atyous and stickles.
The third challenge is at OSAAT and is a sketch OR use pink somewhere on the project. I chose to use pink for the pajamas and the pink snowflake embellie.
The last challenge is at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #70 Out of this World. I'm counting on Santa as being something "Out of this World" to qualify for this challenge.
I should mention that the tree is a rubber stamp (Rubber Hedgehog) that I stamped and scanned so that I could re-size it. I've been doing this quite a bit lately with some of my rubber stamps. The convenience of sizing digital stamps has spoiled me, so I stamp and scan some rubber stamps for the same advantage. Of course, I do not try to profit from stamps I use in this method, so I hope it's not too big of a no-no.
Bigsby's table is from Cricut French Manor cartridge, the nestie svg shape is from Penny Duncan Creations. DP is DCWV and the sentiment and snowflakes are from K&Co.
This was a lot of fun to make, and I can see myself making a few more of these in the near future.