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Just Us Girls Challenge #523 - Color Week - Black, Gold, Cream - Guest Designer

Gerda Steiner Go Wild and Party Animals Shadow Box Card

I can't tell you how much fun I am having pulling out stamp sets I have had for a while including Gerda Steiner's Go Wild and Party Animals stamps. Look at those adorable eyes on all those cute critters! I thought, "they need to all be loaded on one card for maximum cuteness impact" (it ended up to be most but not quite all of the images). Here is what I came up with.
 

In case you want to make a similar card here is what I did (instructions then photo to follow):
1. Cut 2 pieces of white 80 lb. cardstock 4 1/2 by 9 inches.
2. Score each at 1/2 and 4 inches on the 4 1/2 inch width.
3. Cut or die cut a 2 7/8 by 6 /12 inch window, 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of one panel. 
4. Fold at the scored lines.
5. Cut light blue cardstock 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.
6. Score at 1/2 and 4 inches on the 4 1/2 inch width.
7. Insert and adhere it into the back panel of the card at the top for the sky.
8. Cut medium green cardstock 3 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches and die cut or make a curved hillside at the top of the 5 1/4 edge.
9. Score at 1/8 and 3 5/8 inches on the 3 3/4 inch width.
10. Cut a lighter green cardstock 4 by 3 1/4 and die cut or make a curved hillside at the top of the 3 1/4 inch edge.
11. Score at 1/4 and 3 3/4 on the 4 inch width.
12. Cut 2 white pieces of cardstock, 3 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches for your clouds. And die cut a cloud border at the bottom of the 2 1/4 inch edge and the 1 3/4 inch edge.

13. Color and cut out your stamped images.
14. Die cut and color some small leafy foliage. I used Memory Box Fresh Foliage Die and Altenew Create-A-Wreath Dies.
 
 
 
15. Assemble your card and all your pieces without adhesive. Although it is not in the photo, I did include my foliage. Adjust the hillside pieces up and down until you find where you can see all your cute critters.
When I removed the top of the card you can see my hills didn't sit all the way down to the bottom of the card.
16. Mark the place where the green panels should sit so when you add adhesive you get them back into the spot you want them in.

17. Make sure to stamp your sentiment before you assemble the card permanently:)

 18. Add adhesive to all your pieces. I use an ATG tape gun.
19. Cover any exposed adhesive with scraps so your card doesn't stick together when you fold it.
20. Finish assembling your card using strong adhesive. I use Be Creative tape in the 1/8 and 1/4 inch widths.  Adhere one side of your panel, then lay it flat, then fold the other side onto the flattened pieces. This makes it so that it will line up properly when you want to bend and flatten the shadow box to either side and it will not be warped.
 
21. Add the front panel in the same way.
22. Add a small piece of scrap cardstock to the back bottom of the card that is scored and then bent to 90 degrees. This helps keep the card upright.
And your card is complete:) 
And just for fun here is the "craftermath"...I truly was having fun!  Drawers and doors hanging open and 2 tables filled are evidence of fun times!
And here's a quick reminder of some fun card challenges to join:
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/just-us-girls-trend-week-518.html

Thanks for sticking through this very long blog!
I hope you can go make a card and have some fun today!
Betty
 
 Thank you for taking the time out of your day to stop by and say hello! If you enjoyed your visit please click on the "Follow by email" button on the right side of this post and follow me on my journey.
 
P.S.: Thank you to all the challenges. This card was chosen to win by the following challenges:

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/chic-of-week-518.htmlhttps://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/winners-127-anything-masculine-goes.html
 
 
 
 
 





 
 
 


 

Comments

  1. Your draws might be open but really that is so neat I think you would have a heart attack if you saw my desk after I made a card. It's amazing and I love you share all the steps thank you so much Betty

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    1. LOL, I guess the stacks could always go higher, and more drawers could be left open. Thank you always for your sweet kindness and for stopping by!

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  2. Wow this is so amazing and I love your directions! Will have to see if I can make one of these too! Your coloring is also amazing! Thanks so much for linking up at JUGS!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your kind comments! Glad you found me with my crazy cropping error when I added my link to JUGS. Thank you for doing all you do for the JUGS challenge!

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  3. WOW! This is so awesome! You did fantastic job! The colors and all those great characters! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

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    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for the honor of being "Chic of the Week". It makes me feel like I am young again, like in high school or college, with that title. I love it. Thank you for choosing my card🤗

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  4. I come through Gerda Steiners Page, where you show this card for the challenge. I'm absolutly in love with your card and I love the way you show how you did it. Thank you sooo much, it is really gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Fabella, or can I say danke! You are so kind to leave such a kind comment. And thank you for the encouragement to share the process of my card making! Hugs! Betty

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  5. I like the Craftermath lol! Your card is such fun - I love how you put it all together and the way you did the clouds.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x
    DT

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    1. Thank you Linby! Thank you for your sweet comments and for all you do so we can have the opportunity to share our "creations" at The Male Room!

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  6. My goodness this impressive and so pleasing to the eye! Thank you for sharing all the directions too! We are super happy to have you with us at INkspirational~

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    1. Thank you so much Marlena! I haven't seen a shadow box card this shape so I included the directions at least for a starting point for people if they want to try it. I had to fit all those cute little critters in. Lol. Thank you so much for all you do for the challenge and that I was able to share my card there! xxx

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  7. This is a fantastic design! Brilliant colouring, and great tutorial. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte! That is so kind of you to say! Thank you for all you do for the challenge and this opportunity to share my card! By the way, I love your design name!

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  8. I love this design! So cheerful, with plenty of images and colors! Lots of work from the looks of it, but so worth it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

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    1. Thank yo Pia! You are right, it did take me a while. I made the base card with scrap paper. We save old paper that has been printed on. Now that I have the dimensions figured out I think the next one will go much quicker. Thank you for doing all you at Inkspirational and that I could share my card there! xxx

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  9. What a beautiful card you made :-)) I like all your animals.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.

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    1. Thank you so much Andreja! So sweet of you to say. And thank you for the honor of choosing my card to win the challenge.

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  10. What a fun and adventurous card. Thanks for sharing at The Male Room

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    1. Thank you so much Clarissa! And thank you for all you do at The Male Room Challenge, so we can share our cards. Thank you also for the honor of choosing my card to win the challenge! xx

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  11. Hello Betty, I have to say: you created one amazing Blog Post. And not to forget the amazing card!!! What a great source of inspiration! Well done!

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    1. Gerda, super huge thanks!!! I had not seen anyone make a shadow box card for this shape, and it always helps me when I want to make this style of card again. And what I hope to do on my blog is share the things I am learning. If someone else can learn too, that will make me happy. Thank you for stopping and sharing your kindness with me!

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