Watermelon Wonder Sprinkles of Life Shadow Box Card

by Joanne James31. August 2015 11:00

I'm a day late with my post for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! My lack of internet access in Norfolk completely got the better of me yesterday and I didn't get my post loaded, but hey I'm here now!

This week it is the turn of the fabulous Nance, so creative and the heroine of The Paper Players team, to host and she has a fun tic-tact-toe challenge to get our creative juices flowing:


I actually have something fun to share with you today and even a slight confession - today's card was designed by me but made by ... my 10 year old daughter! At my last technique card class we were making some fun fold cards featuring the Sprinkles Of Life RMHC set. Since it is school holidays, Rebecca was keen to join in and whilst everyone else's shadow box cards, including mine, were in a blue colourway, Rebecca was determined to make her's stand out from the crowd. Here it is:


The basic construction of a shadow box card is quite simple: two pieces of cardstock, mine measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored at 1/2" and 1" from each side to create the box shape. The front of the card is a piece of Watermelon Wonder patterned paper from the Cherry on Top DSP stack, with a 2 1/2" hole punched out of the front. The cupcake case was stamped in Crushed Curry then the cake top stamped and punched out of Watermelon Wonder with the co-ordinating Tree Builder punch. The sprinkles were stamped in Cucumber Crush and the candle stamped, fussy cut and added to the cake, and the sentiment strip flagged with the Triple Banner Punch. When I was busy working on my card for this week, Rebecca reviewed the grid and suddenly said "I have an idea!" Off she ran to get her class card, added a row of gold sequins and said "There - now my card is finished, I knew it needed something!" So true for the child who loves anything that sparkles! Since her card was fulfilling the top line of the tic-tact-toe grid, I couldn't resist the pleading eyes (she is always asking me to put her creations on my blog!) and this time I agreed!

Just in case you were curious as to what my card looked like, here it is (not a patch on Miss Rebecca's though, I'm sure you'll agree!):

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what combinations you come up with on your cards in the gallery this week. I am home again and fully wifi'd again, so look forward to visiting your blogs and catch up on some serious creating this week!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (8) -

KathyUnited Kingdom
8/31/2015 8:41:05 PM #

Rebecca - what a fantastic card!  Mum's is pretty good, but I think she could pick up a few tips from you!  I really love both cards but the pink one is definitely my favourite - the sequins finish it off perfectly.


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
9/2/2015 12:26:36 AM #

Wow such a cool card, Rebecca! I love your shadow box fancy fold, and the gold sequin trim on the cupcake is just too sweet! Mom, yours is awesome too and you're clearly a good teacher!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/3/2015 5:04:09 PM #

Oh my gosh, Rebecca! Your card is fabulous! I LOVE the sequins! I need to learn how to make a shadow box from you mom for sure! Thank you so much for sharing!


JaydeeUnited States
9/4/2015 10:21:53 AM #

Rebecca did a great job and her card does indeed stand out from the crowd. The sequins are the perfect finishing touch.  Love it.


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
9/4/2015 1:55:53 PM #

Awesome cards!  I'm so impressed that your daughter made the first card, love the sequin touches.  Perfect birthday cards!  Smile


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
9/4/2015 2:42:33 PM #

Rebecca, your card is fabulous!  Have you signed up as a demonstrator under your mum yet?!  So glad you could feature your card on our blog.  I love that you made the card class your own by changing the colors and adding the perfect finishing touch.  Wonderful job!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
9/4/2015 2:43:18 PM #

p.s. Joanne, your card is adorable too and thanks for the reminder about how cute these shadow box cards are!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/6/2015 9:26:59 PM #

Rebecca's card is FABULOUS!  The sequins are the perfect touch.  How fun that she enjoys making cards with you!  The shadow box cards are so creative!  I need to give it a try!  XX


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