Hey All! Happy Monday! Hope you are well and having a good start to your week! I'm excited to bring to you what I believe is an original design by yours truly. I went out on Splitcoast and was cruising around, and saw diorama cards and thought they were pretty neat. However, they all were just that, "Dioramas". You opened the envelope and poof, there it is . . .no surprise. So I came up with a design that when you pull it out of the envelope the actual diorama is covered by a card front. As do the others I'm sure, mine folds flat to fit into a standard A2 envelope. When you pull mine out of the envelope, there is a "card", and then when you open the card, POOF, there is the diorama! I started this from scratch, and it took me forever to get all of the measurements right. But after many attempts and failures, I GOT IT RIGHT! So, here is the finished project. . .
This is the front of the card right out of the envelope. I stamped this image (supplies will be listed at the end) on printed paper, and used a white Gelly Roll pen to color the snow on the trees. I used a decorative corner punch and inserted my stamped image. I attached it to the card and then attached pearls to the corners. Now, when you open the card, here is what you see. . .
What do you think? I truly love how it turned out. As handy as I tend to be with my camera, I could not get really good shots of this card, but I think you get the idea here. I used the same image on the front of the card in the back of the scene. I then used a different tree stamp for the 3D part of the diorama. I stamped in with forest green Stazon ink, then used Marvy liquid applique for the "snow". I placed it on the image, heated it with my heat gun (to get it to puff up) and then immediately sprinkled glitter on it and lightly pressed it in before it was completely dry.
Here is the close up so you can see the sparkles a little better.
On the inside flap I attached the sentiment which I created on my computer using my favorite font called "Curlz". Remember the corner punch design on the outside? Well, I used the little "sprig" things that it cuts out as the corner adornments here.
Here is a side shot of the card. The actual "front" of the card is underneath the sentiment side.
Below is my first successful "prototype". I didn't pay close attention to detail on it because I was working the "bugs" out. But I show it to you to give you another idea of another scene, and another orientation of the front of the card. In this example, the front of the card opens from the side. . .
Here is the front of the card.
This is what it looks like when you open it. . .
And here is a close up of the "scene". As you can tell, I was not very careful with the cutting out of the "front line" trees, nor was a too careful with the stamping of the snowflakes (see the half light half dark one under the deer?) LOL. But, like I said, this was a prototype and I was trying out different things. But I think this gives you an idea of how the card can open in different ways.
So, there you have it. Again, I think this is an original idea. I mean not the "diorama" but my version of it. I looked at over 400 on Splitcoast and did not see anything that looked like this. However, if someone has seen something similar to this then it is not an original idea, but it was for me. . . I spent almost 8 hours on trying to get the measurements and folds just right, so if someone else had done it before me, I wish I had seen it, because it sure would have saved me a ton of time! LOL
As promised at the beginning, here are the list of supplies I used on both cards:
Main tree: Stampabilities
Background trees: Hero Arts
Corner Punch: EK Success
Marvy liquid applique
white card stock: Brazil
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Nesties scalloped rectangle
Paper: Paper Pazazz
Stazon Forest Green ink
Computer generated sentiment.
Deer punch: Martha Stewart
Background trees: Northwood Rubber Stamps; Rubber Stampede; Inkadinkado
Snowflake on front: Nestablities
Moon: Nestabilities small circle
Paper: Paper Pazazz (printed) white and navy blue cs: Brazil; glitter paper: Doodlebug
Gelly Roll silver glitter pen
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ink: Colorbox light blue and green
Snowflake stamp: Basic Grey
All righty then. There you go! Hope you liked them. I'm anxious to get your feedback! Don't forget to look at the pic of the week below! I'll see you on your blogs!
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