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Monday, November 16, 2009

The Path


"The path to a friend's house is never long" for a challenge to make a shadow box card. These cards are a delight to make and if you haven't tried one, here's a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge is inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version): "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." and interpreted for a shadow box challenge by the talented Peggy Sue Turner. More details on this challenge and to see the wonderful creations by the design team visit Stamping Sisters in Christ. The home scene was stamped on blue card stock, heat embossed, areas bleached and then re-colored with watercolor pencils. The outer frame was easy peasy with my favorite Sizzix and yellow seed beads for the flower centers. The delight of the shadow box is that the recipient receives it flat in an envy but when it is revealed, it stands on its own to give great dimension into the scene. I'm making a path to my friends' houses (blogs) today -- won't you come along?

My stuff: Stampendous, Darcie, Bleach, Seed Beads, Sizzix, Watercolor Pencils

23 comments:

Kristine said...

Beautiful! I love your house with a path stamp, and like how you decorated around the window opening! =) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at SSCC!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love shadow box cards...how fun!

Sue said...

Martha, love it. Like how you decorated around the front opening with the vine. Sounds like you had fun with this one.

Sandra1968 said...

This card is very beautiful!
And a few years ago I got a card from my friend from the USA with the same text and it's hanging near the computer ;-)

JanJay said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card, great design & colouring.

Jan xx

magic boxes said...

Wow Martha this is absolutely beautiful!

STUNNING!!!

Elaine x

Sue said...

Wow this looks fab, love this 3d effect and your home looks very inviting, "Put the kettle on"!!! thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave your lovely messages, Happy Crafting Sue xx

peggysue said...

What a great stamp for the shadowbox card! And the Sizzix die made a great additional part of the scene to frame the opening. Thanks for joining in with the SSCC this week.

Inger said...

What a gorgeous card!!
Love this 3D effect!

Inger :o)

MariLynn said...

Cool shadow box. I love how you used the house and the path. It really drew me into the scene on your card.

Helen said...

Beautiful card! I love the stark white outside with the lovely colored image inside! Awesome! I'm so glad you shared it with us at SSCC!
Blessings!
~H

thinker said...

beautiful! I love the vine around the window opening - makes me feel like I'm peering out through a hedge looking over to friend's house!!

Riet said...

Wowwww Martha,what beautiful.
Zo mooi......

Hugs Riet.x

Pamela said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, how lovely! What a warm welcoming card!

Laurie said...

Cool vine-y thing - how creative! It really draws the eye to your main image.

yyam said...

Awesome work! Love the house and all the vines...:)

Alex said...

Like your card and the sentiment is very good!
Hugs, Alex

Irene said...

Good morning Martha

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave me such a kind comment. I really appreciate this.

Your shadow box card is gorgeous, I just love it.

luv
irene
xxxx

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the dimention of this card, and the vine going around the window! Just fab!!

Randi said...

Oh, I love the scene in the background. Adding the vine in the foreground is a nice touch. Love coming by and thanks for adding to SSCC collection of shadow cards.

Suzie Q said...

Hi Martha,
you have made some smashing pieces lately i especially love this card!
i have a little something for you on my blog
Suzie qx

Marilynn said...

Just gorgeous. I'll have to try a shadow box; looks fun.