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Jellyfish Shadowbox Card

Hi everyone, it’s Holly posting today.  I made this fun Jellyfish Shadowbox Card to share with you today along with a fun little sand-filled necklace.

Have you ever seen a Shadowbox Card?  It lays flat so you can mail it, but when you push the sides in, it expands the middle so it becomes a shadowbox.  There is a great tutorial on SCS here if you’d like to try making one.  The picture below shows a different angle on the card – you can see the “box” part better.

 

I started this card by stamping the beautiful jellyfish image with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink.  This jellyfish stamp is from the P041 Japanese Fishing Scenes sheet.  I cut the paper down so it would fit inside the blue shadowbox.  Once the shadowbox card was assembled, I had a better idea of where to place the sentiment.

I stamped the kanji “Friend” with the same Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and trimmed it down.  This kanji stamp is from the A337 Friendship, Get Well, and Thank You sheet.  With the shadowbox standing up, I carefully placed the kanji inside right on top of the stamped jellyfish.

When i was shopping for the ocean and mermaid stamps, I also found these adorable little glass vials with cork stoppers in the Art Neko store.  I filled one with the Galveston beach sand and a few of the tiny little seashells available from Art Neko.  After I secured the cork in the top, I wrapped some twine around the vial and tied it with a large loop.  This will be a cute little necklace to give to the friend who receives this card.

This is my last summer-themed project for this year.  I am already working on some fun new fall cards using brand new stamps that you will soon see in the store!  Come on back this weekend for a fun sneak peek!!

 

 

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Oxide Jellyfish

Good morning, everyone!  It’s Holly posting today and I’m sharing this Oxide Jellyfish card with you.  I’m switching days with Chrissy this week as she does not have access to a computer right now.  I’ve been playing in some challenges on Splitcoaststampers, and one was to have a water technique with some sea life on it.  I pulled out my P041 Japanese Fishing Scenes set because I wanted to play with the jellyfish stamp.

For my background, I smooshed three colors of distress oxide ink onto my craft mat – Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio.  I spritzed them with water and then smooshed some white cardstock over the inks.  I dried the first layer with my heat tool, and then I smooshed the cardstock back over the inks again.  I repeated the drying and smooshing until my paper was covered.  After the final drying, I sprayed some water into my hand and flicked it over the background and dried it again.  I love how the background turned out.

I wanted the jellyfish to look like it was swimming in the watery background, so I stamped it with Faded Jeans distress oxide ink. It’s the perfect shade to go with the background.  I glued this piece down onto a white card base and I added a die cut “hello” to the lower right side.

I hope you’ve been inspired by all our summery cards over the past few months.  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

 

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