My project today is for the Creative Card-iology team’s monthly blog hop. This month’s theme is a 3D project. After you check out the project I made, I hope you visit my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links toward the bottom of this post! I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with!
I’ve been wanting to use the Mountain Air bundle to create a project that will remind me of the fun times and beautiful scenery from my recent trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and the 3D project them was the perfect opportunity!
We stayed in a vacation rental unit situated along a lake with a beautiful view of the mountain off in the distance. I was out every morning on the back deck or down the road taking photographs as the sun rose up from behind the mountains. One morning I surprise some foxes – or rather, they surprised me as they scooted out from the bushes and across the road near where I was kneeling to get the perfect shot!
To make my shadow box frame, I cut 3 pieces of Seaside Spray cardstock measuring 5.5” x 4.25” and ran them through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine (at the same time) with a die from the Celebration Labels collection of dies. By running the 3 pieces through at the same time, I ended up with a window cut in 2 of the pieces and an embossed shape on the third piece that were all in perfect alignment. This gave me an outline to start creating my 3-dimensional picture. It actually happened by accident, as I only intended to send 2 pieces through the machine, but it worked out well for me. Don’t you just love those kind of happy accidents?!
I stamped the mountain range image in Misty Moonlight ink onto a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and die cut that image and another mountain range from a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. I also stamped some pine tree images in Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I inked up the sun stamp with Crushed Curry ink and then sponged some Calypso Coral and Rococo Rose Ink onto the stamp before stamping the image on Whisper White cardstock. Then I sponged a little of the Rococo Rose ink onto the embossed piece of Seaside Spray cardstock where I planned to adhere my sun to give a little morning glow to the sky. And finally, I stamped the girl image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set and the fox image from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set in Memento ink onto Whisper White as well.
I punched out the sun image with the 1” circle punch and die cut the pine tree images with the appropriate dies from the Majestic Mountain dies. I also die cut a larger pine tree from Mossy Meadow cardstock using one of the dies from that set as well. Using one of the Curvy Dies, an early release set of dies available for customer purchase beginning November 3), I die cut a curve lengthwise through a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock measuring approximately 3” x 4.25”.
Next, I colored my girl and fox images with Stampin’ Blends, and I was then ready to assemble my 3D picture!
On the embossed piece of Seaside Spray that would form the back of my shadow box picture, I adhered my stamped sun image with Stampin’ Seal”, and then added my two mountain range pieces, trimming as needed. The Misty Moonlight range piece was first adhered with mini glue dots, and then the stamped Seaside Spray piece was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of that, offsetting the ranges a bit.
To the bottom of my middle frame piece, I glued a piece of woodgrain Seaside Spray Designer Series Paper (DSP) that had been trimmed to 2” by 5.5”. I then adhere the longer pine tree stamped image piece to the top of that patterned paper, trimming the DSP as needed. The larger Mossy Meadow pine tree was adhered to the right side of the piece, and my fox was adhered with a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I trimmed the straight edges of my curvy Misty Moonlight pieces as needed to allow for the pieces behind to show through, and then placed the one with the design edge on the top of my front window frame. I fastened a length of Bumble Bee ribbon along the bottom of the other curvy piece and adhered that piece to the bottom edge of the frame.
I cut 4 pieces of Seaside Spray cardstock to 2” x 4.25” and made 3 scores at ½” intervals down the long side of each of the 4 pieces. I folded these pieces along the scores, back and forth, to make “hinges” to fasten my frame pieces together. Using Tear n’ Tape double-side adhesive, I fastened each edge to my frames.
Once I had my shadow box picture assembled, I adhered my girl image with mini glue dots to the lower left corner of the front, and then used another piece of Bumble Bee ribbon to tie a knot and form a bow.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment “Adventures Awaits” from the Beautiful World stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut the sentiment using an oval die from the Stitched Shapes collection. A coordinating scalloped oval was cut from a piece of Bumble Bee cardstock and adhered to the back of the sentiment oval. I then fastened them to the top right corner of my project with mini glue dots. Two of the Bumble Bee In Color Dots were then adhered to this sentiment, and my project was complete!
I love how my shadow box picture came out, and it will definitely bring back some great memories of a fun trip!
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