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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #61 - Shadow Box CArd

This week's challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to make a Shadow Box Card.  Below I'll give you the link to the instructions I used so you can go make your own card for our challenge.  On this card I used my new favorite color Pink Pirouette.  I don't know why I hadn't used this color much before, but now that I have, expect to see a lot of it.  I can only imagine how luscious it will look paired with Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip.  But I digress, on to this card....I used the Happiness Shared Stamp Set for this gorgeous Wild Rose design.  I just LOVE using this set.  It give me the opportunity to "think" I am a watercolorist!  Is that a word?  Anyway I love to watercolor and the Stampin' write Makers and the Blender Pen make it so easy to create beautiful cards like this. This was a kind of tricky card to cut in the middle, it took a little while to figure out...I didn't want to cut the entire circle as I wanted some of the flower to edge over into the center of the circle so I could cut around it.  Make sense?  Kinda hard for me to put into words, but maybe you can see what I am talking about. On the back of the shadow box I stamped a sentiment form Occasional Quotes (a Sale-a-Bration set from last yr....bad Sherry, I know) and the single rose and leaf from the Happiness Shared set.  Then I sponged certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette in the opening.  I think it makes it look like light is shining in form above because of the light green tint at the top.  To finish off I stamped the Baroque Motif flourish in VersaMark ink and coated it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set to give the backgrounds some interest.  I added a little dazzling diamonds to the roses and strategically placed some pearls around to add a little more glamour.  The beauty of this card really doesn't show through in this picture.  You've really gotta see it in person to enjoy its outstanding beauty.  Here is the link I used for instructions.  This is a great tutorial by the awesome Dawn Griffith check it out.   It is super easy to do.  If you'd like any of the supplies I used to make this card, please let me know (, I'd love to be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.


  1. Sherry, this is beyond gorgeous! WOW! I'm sitting here with my jaw hanging open at your gorgeous coloring. The sparkle and the pearls just pull it all together perfectly. I am in awe of your cutting around that flower image, too. Beautiful job!! :)

  2. I agree with Anne, like a total "WOW" card. AUGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Now I'm really going to have to order that stamp set. BEAUTIFUL card.

  3. Sherry this is such a beautiful feminine card. Love the pearls and your sponging.


  4. Sherry, Your coloring technique is awesome! You're going to have to come to San Antonio and teach me how to color. Gorgeous colors! I love the pearls and the sparkle.

  5. Sherry,
    This is beautiful. The blender pen work and sponging are gorgeous.