March 29, 2014

Shadow Box Card/ Happy Graduation using Spellbinders


So we just got through a major storm with hurricane 1 strength, 16 thousand people lost electricity and we have 8 to 10 foot snowbanks, what a ride!!! We literally shook in our beds the whole night and all I could do was pray, lol  We lucked out with no damage other than a strip of siding that came off and we never lost electricity!!! 
We do have another storm coming tomorrow night , send lots of happy thoughts ok!!!  I soooooo appreciate all the spring cards I have been seeing on your blogs , I am wishing, dreaming, projecting thoughts even that spring will grace us with her presence, if not I will have to start to chant, hehe!

So today I am showing you a card I made for a Graduation, you can never be too far ahead in the card making business right?

 Colored Digital Image- Graduated With Great Honor -The Paper Shelter 
Doily Cut- My Craft Spot 
Leaves- Spellbinders
Lace and Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts 
Graduation Hat- Cricut Cartridge " Wrap it Up"

Isn't he just the cutest!!!! I am in love with his eyes, they look sweet and modest.

Acetate, I love Acetate!!! I made half a box and used my Scalloped Square Spellbinders Die to cut out a window (negative cut), then I cut out 2 scalloped squares, layered behind the image which I also cut out using the Scallop Square die. 
I put acetate on the back side of the negative cut then  cut a panel and adhered the image to it, then adhered the box.
I never followed a tutorial and I did find it hard, I will have to find one somewhere, Regardless I am totally satisfied with the way it turned out.
I made the butterflies by stamping a a flower (cause I loved the pattern in it) and then punched it out using Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch.

Have a super fantastic evening my crafty friends!!!!


KT Fit Kitty said...

Glad you survived the big storm - it was pretty scary, wasn't it! There was so much snow, probably the most we've had all winter, but we've had such mild temps and rain yesterday and today that a lot of the snow is gone already, believe it or not!

We were fortunate not to lose power as well but I did end up with a leak I've never had before - somehow the wind blew snow up into my eaves - we're still not sure how it got in there but the wind was pretty fierce. Here's hoping for no more storms like that!

jessica said...

This is super CUTE!!!!

Lisa said...

I'm glad you made it through the storm. It sounds scary!! Sending lots of prayers that you make it safely through tomorrow night, too.

Your card is absolutely adorable!! The donkey is so sweet!! What a fun card this it - some graduate will be very happy to receive this!! Love it my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yikes! I am so glad you are ok!! I love love love your card!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the feather and the flowers!!!!!!

sue k said...

Really cute card. There are a lot of real, live donkeys in this area, they own Oatman and get fed by tourists.
Sorry to hear about your horrid weather, I don't miss winter at all.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous, I love it!!
Kevin xx

Stephanie said...

Naomi, this is so pretty. I love that adorable image. He's so cute! That storm sounds horrible. Hurricane anything is horrible. (except maybe a drink) lol So glad you did not loose power. Come on spring!

D- said...

Glad you made it through the first storm
I pray the second one was kind to you.
Please take care.
Your card is soooo cute.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Karon said...

Fabulous shadow box - love the embellishments and that sweet image. Glad you have weathered the storm! And there was me complaining about ours! Have a better week - weather wise :-)

Sherrie K. said... glad you are okay! Your card is fabulous! I love the sweet donkey and the design is over the top Naomi! LOVE!
Sherrie K

Nana said...

So happy you made it through the storm my friend. This has been one crazy winter.

OMG I love your card. It is too cute. That donkey is the cutest ever. The whole design is over the top cute.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Karen said...

Sending you lots of sunshiny hugs, my sweet friend! This is truly the winter that doesn't want to end! I'm glad everything went fine for you, though. :o) As for your card, it's amazing! I love the mix of elegance and whimsy. :o) Lovely design and so many beautiful elements to enjoy. This will be such a wonderful way for someone to celebrate their special day! Have a happy day, my beautiful friend!

Hugs and blessings,

Wendy L said...

Sounds awful for you all.
Sorry i haven,t got round to entering the challenge, I did print off the image and colour it now misplaced it, i will try to use for your next one, so sorry. xxxxx

Edwina said...

What a terrific card! Love the gorgeous embellishments especially the butterfly you made. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Creative M said...

Glad to know that you and family are okay....This is FABULOUS!!!!
I think it is the first time that I have ever seen a donkey image..
Super Duper cute!! Adore the flowers!!
Sending huge hugs, love and smiles to you, Michael & Troy
Have a wonderful day,
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