Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Fancy fold cards are fin for me to create. It’s outside of the normal greeting card and makes it exciting for someone to receive them for a special occasion. I’ve been playing with the Swan Lake stamp set lately, so I created a Swan Lake Shaker Shadow Box card from one of Bronwyn’s amazing tutorials at AddINKtive Designs.
Swan Lake Shaker Shadow Box Card
This project is created from a tutorial by AddINKtive Designs. Visit AddINKtive Designs by CLICKING HERE.
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measurements for this project
Swan Lake stamp set
Fancy fold cards are not always a giant undertaking but they can be intimidating. Here is how I approach each project; the finished card will fit into a standard envelope, so…… it can’t be too big a project for me to tackle. Putting it into perspective is a big help. Plus, Bronwyn’s tutorials are really easy to follow, step by step and loads of photos.
I had a vision of this card in my mind for weeks. From the colors I used and the dies. I worked at it in stages, first doing all the coloring and then fussy cutting. Each time, with smiles and grins because Swan Lake stamp set is wonderful 🙂 .
Tips for this project
This shadow box card design is perfect when I want to send a card that will be more than a card. Extremely sturdy and standing on it’s own, it really makes a statement.
The Swan Lake images are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink onto Watercolor paper, then colored with Watercolor Pencils. Once the penciling is melted with an Aqua Painter, the images are fussy cut and attached to the box section of the card.
The background paper is from the new 6″ x 6″ Glimmer paper pack, and looks like sparkling water.
The acetate shaker area gave a nice look of texture while keeping with the Swan Lake theme. The shaker area is filled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and some old sequins from a Paper Pumpkin kit. Foam Strips work great to create shaker cards.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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