Let's Set Sail Shadow Box Card by Debbie Mageed

Hi, Stampers!

The Alphabet Challenge has a new theme starting today – “W is for Water.” Oh, now this is a theme I can do! Firstly, I lived in Florida for quite a while and I have a husband who is more than mildly obsessed with the ocean. So, I pulled out all of the stamp sets I had and just started to play. In the end, Let’s Set Sail was the winner, but Whale Done was a close second when I decided that a little “life” (ok, maybe it’s a big one) could be cute coming out of the opening! The shadow box is such a fun card to make and this card will actually fit into an A2 envelope.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Alphabet Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

My secrets!

  • Firstly, the card base was made with two pieces of thick white cardstock, cut at 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and scored at 1/2″ and 1″ on each end of the 6-1/2″ side.
  • After that, I cut the By the Bay designer paper to 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ and glued it down to the back piece.
  • Then, for the front piece, I went with the Layering Diorama dies and used the larger die to cut the white card base.
  • Finally, I cut Crumb Cake cardstock to 5-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ and cut out the hole with the smaller die. Then, I glued it into place. (Note: this layer will strengthen the front so I highly recommend doing one.)
  • Now, the card base is done, but I didn’t adhere it together till the rest of the pieces were done.

And now, the fun part!

  • Once that was done, I stamped the sailboat from Let’s Set Sail, using Sweet Sorbet for the sails and Crumb Cake for the boat. After that, I punched them out with the Sailboat Punch. Then, I decided to cut white cardstock with the punch one more time to give the boat some dimension.
  • Then, I stamped the whale with Night of Navy ink and punched it out with the Whale Punch. After that, I cut a small piece of window sheet, and glued it to the back of the whale so that the extended piece would reach the card base on the right side. Then, I cut another whale from white cardstock to cover the back.
  • After that, I used the seaweed dies to cut white cardstock and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. Then, I cut out two shells and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. Once that was done, I layered them together onto the card front and added a few of the adorable Flat Pearls for a small touch of bling.
  • Finally, before adhering the two pieces of the card base together, I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy ink and glued the window sheet so that the whale could look like it was about to jump through the opening.
Let's Set Sail Shadow Box Card by Debbie Mageed

Then, on the flip side…

  • So, the flip side of the card has to look as cute as the front, right? In order to do that, I cut out more By the Bay designer paper, and cut out white cardstock with the large deckled rectangle die.
  • Then, I stamped the sand and shells stamp with Crumb Cake and the bird stamp with Night of Navy. (I actually cut one of the birds off the stamp to make sure I didn’t mess it up!) Then, the two panels were layered together.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. Then, I cropped it out with the Rectangle Postage Punch and cut the top and the bottom to look more like a sign, then sponged the edges to age it a bit. After that, I cut a thin piece of cardstock and added it to the panel to place the sign on the card with just a little wonkiness for fun.

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Let\'s Set Sail Shadow Box Card for the Alphabet Challenge