Monday, 5 May 2008

Diorama card - Love gives us a fairy tale

Here's a diorama card I made. It was quite difficult to photograph, what with all the layers, just believe me that it looks better in real life. For the outside of the box, I used River Rock and stamped with Stazon and coloured the image with inkpad lids and an aquapainter.
For the middle layer, I used brocade blue and mellow moss, and stamped the grass from the little girl scene (same stamp set, different stamp) on the dunes. I tore and and wrinkled the edges to distress it a bit, so that it would look like the couple is sitting on the dunes, overlooking them onto a lake.
For the layer farthest in, I created a scene of a sunset on a lake. To do this I brayered glossy paper with Summer Sun all over, then masked a horizon and the sun and brayered on various sunset colours. For the lake, I drew waves with a white crayon to get a resist effect and sponged extra Summer Sun in the area below the actual sunset. It doesn't really show here, but it did look like sunset on water.
I gave this to my husband hidden in his lunch box and he really liked it, despite the fact that my nice message that I wrote on the back was upside down. That gave him a good laugh. It gave me a laugh to give it to him too because he always complains when a card doesn't open and this one definitely doesn't open!
Thanks for looking!
All supplies Stampin' Up!: Stamps: Summer by the Sea, Full of Life; Ink: Black stazon, pomegranate, blue bayou, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, summer sun, not quite navy, more mustard, pumpkin pie, ruby red; Paper: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Mellow Moss; Other: brayer, white crayon, aquapainter, 1 1/4" circle punch, sticky notes.


  1. This is lovely! The background is especially amazing, all done from scratch. It really looks like waves. Lucky hubby :-) I'm sure he was impressed and pleased.

  2. Wow, fantastic job on this diorama callenge....I'm still feeling intimidated about doing one even though I have completed one at a team meeting. I love how you've used this image and the way you divided up the sentiment. Maybe I will still tackle this this week. Joan

  3. This card is fabulous. I would never have thought to use the couple on the outside and cut around them. Very cool!

    I see my partner Joan commented too! Cool!

    Have a great day!