Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Fabulous flowers & the Crafty Gals Corner 3rd Blogiversary

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #155 - Anything Goes
& 3rd Blogiversary BLOG HOP


to catch a glimpse of all the cards I shared for our 3rd Blogiversary
and learn more about all our amazing sponsors, awesome prizes
... yes, I have BLOG CANDY for a lucky winner


This post is to share more details about the card I made using the
Cattelya Friendship digital stamp
from Sparkle N Sprinkle, one of our generous sponsors this week.

Yes, it's another fancy fold.
This time I've made a shadow box card.

I started out on my Silhouette Studio design mat, taking purchased cut file (details below), planning and sizing all the panels needed to make these fancy folds, with matting panels inside the window and for the back.  Note: this cut file comes with holes in the scallops and I removed them, originally planning on adding rhinestones in their place.

The folded card is 7" wide x 5 7/8" tall x 1" deep.
The flat card is 8 1/8" wide x 5 7/8" tall.

I printed the image panel on X-Press It Blending Card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers, using some photos of "real" Cattelya orchid flowers to guide me, especially for the throat of the flowers and the ruffles of the petals.

While the card has wonderful dimension when popped out and standing,
it folds flat for mailing, which is a real bonu$.
(no, the $ isn't a typo, thicker letters get charged at parcel rate$ here)

I made a contrasting panel for the back for adding a sentiment and writing a message.
The matting makes the card sturdier and I think it makes a nicer finish too.

Sparkle N Sprinkledigital stamp - Cattelya Friendship [Digi818b]
artwork by Beccy from Beccy's Place
X-Press It A5 Blending Card
Copic markers - flowers - RV00-63-66-69 + Y11-13-15-17-38
Copic markers - foliage - YG01-03-25-67-99
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Primaries
- Grape and Orchid
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #26665
Shadow Box Card by Alaa' K
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the window "frame"

Sending a big Thank You to Polkadoodles for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for our 3rd Blogiversary & Challenge #155 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
don't forget to click HERE
to catch a glimpse of all the cards I shared for our 3rd Blogiversary
and learn more about our amazing sponsors & awesome prizes!
  I look forward to seeing your creations.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
Beccy's Place - December Challenge - Anything Goes
this beautiful image was designed by Beccy from Beccy's Place
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! - December Challenge - Christmas/Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 51 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #275 - Santa or Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD ATG Challenge for the week 12-26-17


  1. Gorgeously colored and beautifully designed!

  2. Fantastic coloring & gorgeous card! love the way it folds for mailing! Thanks for entering our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  3. The flowers are beautiful, and the shadow box card is awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  4. Beautiful colouring and a lovely shadow box card, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week.
    Julie DT

  5. Wow, what a beautiful job you've done on the colouring Tracy, it's gorgeous! I love the colours you chose for the orchid, the yellow to magenta is fabulous. I also like the shadow box fold, it frames the image beautifully. Wonderful!

  6. Vividly bright and enchantingly lovely. Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. Gorgeous card Tracy! The image is so pretty and I love the design.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Gorgeous Shadow Box Card! The image is beautifully coloured, and it looks 3D in your card! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again and good luck:)!
    Sunila & Aditi
    Dots to Lines- DT

  9. Beautiful card .. love the image .. and style of the card.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Rose DT


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