Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Original Shadowbox

So, since my mom has now seen the card I originally created for her, I can post it :) I have already posted the one I made for my cousin but the first one was created as a Mother's Day card . And since Mother's Day is only a few days away, I thought this was a good time to share it with all of you:

I used the stamp step "Messages for Mom" that was available in the Occasions Mini catalog. I hope you were able to get one because it is perfect for your mom or someone who is like a mom to you. It was really difficult to choose exactly what I wanted to say to her so I chose the statement that fits her best:

My mom has always been my best friend and I wanted to make a really special card for her. I was so inspired by Jenn Picard's shadowbox card that I just had to play around with the idea and come up with one of my own. And as Sandi stated in the comments section on the previous one - I did win a card contest with this particular card. I was so honored to have my card chosen as the winner by my peers at the Spring Fling. This was the first time I tried the Floral Fusion roses and as you know, I have made many of them since - they are so simple and yet.. elegant!! I finished the inside of the card with a matching piece of Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper and used the back side of the circle I cut from the front to add a Mother's Day wish:

My complete list of supplies is:

Stamp Set: Messages for Mom

Very Vanilla, Bridesmaid Specialty Paper, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand

Sahara Sand

Big Shot with Clear Circle die, Floral Fushion and Little Leaves Sizzlits, Pretties Kit, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Sponges, Sticky Strip

I love the way the card turned out and so does my mom - I am so glad!! This style of card looks difficult but is actually very easy to do. If you would like to learn how to make a shadowbox card of your own, go to www.ustampwithdawn.blogspot.com and purchase the Spring Soiree 2010. Thanks, Jenn for the inspiration.

I know that if you give these cards a try, you will become hooked - they are so much fun. And the cool thing is that you could add a photo for a baby announcement, engagement or wedding announcement or invitations. So many possibilities...... 'Til next time........

Happy Stamping,


Remember to get your mammogram!

No comments:

Post a Comment