Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dioramas for Tuesday

My life.....well, I sign up for card swaps online and nearly get buried with life. I don't sign up and I've got all the free time in the world. Go figure.

Anyway, I signed up for a technique swap online with a great bunch of fellow stampers who are all very supportive and understanding (Hi, Lora!!). My technique of choice for my swap was the diorama card.When I finally came up with an idea, it came together as if it were meant to be! I think the card turned out really nice. The first picture is a head-on shot in my little white box. The second picture is a top-down shot so you can see how the elements all came together. And of course, with my photography skills, you simply can't see the pretty sparkle effect on all the little elements all over the cards. Well, yeah, the glitter on the front, but each of the elements were colored with an In Color marker and then a coordinating colored gel pen was used on top.I made six of these little cards - that means I hand cut every element at least six times - the little sea horses, 18 times! Whooo! I got familiar with the back end of the scissors really fast! I've put the recipe together for you below. All supplies are Stampin' Up with the exception of the swirls stamp on the front of the card which I have had for a bazillion years and can't remember where I got it, and the gel pens

Inks: 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! In Colors, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry (HA! I remembered all that!!)
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive
Stamp Set: Ocean Commotion and a swirls stamp
Glitter and Embossing Powders: Dazzling Diamonds and other SU products and the no-source gel pens
Adhesives: Snail and SU's sticky tape

Thanks so much for stopping by! Leave a comment because I truly do appreciate your input!


  1. As usual, you impress me with your patience and your beautiful creation.

    Holy mackerel . . . 18 times. 8-}

  2. OMG Mel, this is marvelous.


  3. Wow! This is just fantastic but I don't envy you the seahorse cutting. I was done after two!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very cute and you were right that it was meant to be! I don't know how you had the patience to cut all those pieces by hand though! WOW!

  5. Great job! I love the color combination. I agree with everyone else, took some time to cut all of that out. Looks great. Oh, and thanks for the welcome back.