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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Message in a Bottle

Hi everyone.  I have a card for my BIL today and for a change I decided to make a pop up shadow box card using a set of stamps and a stencil from Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 95 designed by Lisa Horton.  It's a pop up because you can retract the outer bars within the frame to fit flat into an envelope (mine fitted in a 6" square one) and obviously they will pop back out when you take it out.  I also used some Brushos for the background and to colour with.

I made the shadow box frame using a piece of A4 card cut in half for the back and front and scored two equal lines for the box sides and the pieces which form the handle, and cut the aperture from the front using a rectangular die.  I made the background using Brushos..Aquamarine, Turquoise and Emerald and made the wave pattern using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, and added the shoals of fish in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, and decided where to put the seabed and added it to the bottom.
 


I then stamped the bottle, anchor, starfish and shells using a couple of snippets of white card and more Nocturne Ink, and coloured them using the colours from above, plus Brilliant Red, Orange, Yellow and Dark Brown.  I fussy cut and added these to the background using some silicone glue and shaded across the bottle to give the effect of the seabed as seen through it, and also continued the stencilled pattern very faintly over the bottle too.  I should have added a bit of shading under the shells but forgot unfortunately, and finished by stamping the sentiment on to the bottle and finally the birthday sentiment on to the front of the box frame again using the Nocturne Ink and heat set using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

 
Thank you for coming to see my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.





I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge - Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.  (I used white snippets for the background and also the bottle, anchor, starfish and shells).
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Anything stamped with the option of Floral or Fauna.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 674 - Anything Goes with the option of Scenic.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 428 Birthdays.
Happy Little Stampers May Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge - No. 209 U is for Underwater.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Masculine.
NBUS Challenge - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.  (I have not used any of these stamps before).

25 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

amazing pop up card, love your watery background ♥

LesleyG said...

Wow Pat this is gorgeous! So realistic with all the depth of the box and the colouring, I love it xxx

Ashwini Rao said...

What a wonderous card! I love the background that you've created. Gorgeous bursts of color and the tiny wave patterns look awesome. Fabulous shadow card! Thank you for joining us at the HLS Watercolor challenge!

brenda said...

A great card for a man Pat and love the underwater effect created with the Brushos and stencil, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations May challenge and also this weeks Allsorts.

B x

Aquarius said...

What a clever card and the underwater scene is beautiful

Ellen said...

Beautiful card…love it!
Grtz Ellen

Mac Mable said...

I love the colours of the brushos on the background and the wave/swirly stencilling. Great way to do the glass bottle and love your attention to detail Pat. Fabulous underwater scene and great that the shadow box can fold flat for posting. Such a thoughtful and creative card Pat x.

Sarn said...

A brilliant masculine card and the Brusho background is lovely.
Thanks for bringing your homework to the Snippets Playground. We've left the Maypole in place if you fancy grabbing a garland for your hair and grabbing a ribbon to dance around it!? xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, I absolutely love your card, It's fabulous and brilliant for your BIL. I love the underwater scene and all those wonderful images. colours and the background swirls are so pretty, it's an awesome card, Kate x

Izzy Scrap said...

Very beautiful card ! Love your underwater scene and its stunning background. Also love the shape of your card. Will have to try this once. Now that I read the title of your post I have the Police's song turning and turning in my head ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

Darnell said...

This is magnificent, Pat! Your BIL can put this on a display table forever as a piece of art! It's such a cool 3D ocean design! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous underwater scene, Pat - just love the pop up frame feature too!! So glad you shared at NBUS 38! Linda - Guest Designer

Linby said...

You've achieved a brilliant underwater effect, it looks amazing. Thanks for taking part in my challenge week at Allsorts challenge. Lynn x

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for playing with the sisterhood, your card is totally gorgeous, Jo x

Mervi said...

Stunning and gorgeous card Pat, love the design.

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! A mesmerizing underwater scene. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely gorgeous watercolour card! So happy to see your card at HLS Watercolour:)

Loll said...

WOW! Very cool card for your BIL, Pat! Love the brushos background with your stenciling ... so much movement in the water! Perfect images to create your underwater scene. Fabulous card that your BIL is going to love. xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh thatn bottle so looks like it's on the bottom of the water/sea. Fantastic card and so brilliantly done - I love it!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous watery background, Pat and I love the shadow box design. Just gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Pat! Happy Mother's Day! I always love when you use the magazine goodies and this one is exquisite! From the Brusho & stenciled background to the stamped elements, fabulous! Thank so much for another wonderful issue sample, xoxo

JulieP said...

This is stunning!!! I especially love those subtle swirls in the background. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous card. I love shadow boxes and definitely need to make more of them. Super background too Pat x

Liz said...

Your shadow box card is a stunner, Pat. I haven't made a card of this style for a long time, thanks for the inspiration. xx

Donna said...

Super awesome card!!
Thanks for going underwater with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!