Thursday, April 24, 2014

Floral Card in a Box

  I joined in a Mingle in the Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group recently for Different kinds of folds cards. One of our Sponsors at Technique Junkies is About Art Accents- and I used a newly released stamp plate for Spring and made a Card in a Box.
 Can you see the lower part of the box- that is called Embossed Wax Paper resist.

  Here are the sides of this card:
And side 2:
And here is the back- that is gold shimmery cardstock (Paper Temptress):

I used a number of Technique Junkies techniques on this card, including Embossed Wax Paper Resist, Salt and Pepper and Simple Sumi (dragonflies).  I stamped the images and colored some using Copics, others (tulips) were watercolored.

What is really neat with these cards, is that they fold down flat to put in an envelope to mail.

  When traveling to China, regardless of the city, there is always open space reserved for parks, and they are beautifully manicured with fabulous flowers! So, with that memory in mind, this card was a delight to create, even in light of all of the fussy cutting!

Challenges:
Creative Knockouts- Anything Goes
Shelly's Images- April Showers bring May Flowers
Creative Moments- Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Things with Wings
Ladybug Crafts- Spring is Here
Crafty Sentiments Design- Fun Folds
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Fancy Folds
Paperminutes- Card with effect/movement
Try it on Tuesday- More than one fold
Created With Love- In the Garden
Pile it on- No DP

Have a fabulous weekend!
Shelly Schmidt

32 comments:

Evil Edna said...

love the dimensional look of this and so fresh and spring like. thank you for sharing at TIOT.EE

cass said...

Wow! an amazing card, wonderfully crafted, I have to make one of these, love them, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FABULOUS! Aren't these just so much fun to make!! Yours is beautiful and in the traditional China colors ... what a fabulous idea! Great job my friend! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Svenja said...

Such a bunch of flowers. Great and beautiful springlike card. Thanks for sharing it with us in our Paperminutes Challenge.

NancyK said...

I've been seeing so many of these "cards in a box" and am fascinated by them! They look so complicated to make. Yours is beautiful - love all the detail.

Irish Cherokee said...

Pop up box cards are fun to get. Very nicely done and great coloring.

laughingstamper said...

These are so cool! Nicely decked out too!!!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Shelly, this is like a pop up garden! Stunning creation and love all those beautiful flowers. Great fussy cutting too!
Lynn

Nancy said...

Your card in a box is beautiful! I have been wanting to make one of these! Thanks for playing along at Creative Knockouts!

Penny said...

Spectacular card, Shelly! Love the design and all those pretty flowers! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Xx

Diane said...

What a fabulous and colourful box card Sammi, I just love making these designs and like you I love fussy cutting !! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Sharla said...

wow! That is just amazing! Love the colors Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!! :)

Marcy said...

What a beautiful project! Love the flowers in the box. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Deborah Adams said...

I just love these pop up box cards. :D Just a beautiful theme using beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood Crafts challenge "Things w/Wings".
Deborah GDT Sister for April

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really beautiful, thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Darlene said...

Holy smokes, Shelly! You've made my jaw drop - again! So many things to admire about this, the colors, the fussy cutting (my hands hurt just looking at it all) the various techniques you incorporated...
You should send this to your daughter!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful! Love all the deets GF

Wendy L said...

Wonderful creation, I have just made one of these I love them. thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month. xxxx

Maxam Made said...

Hi Shelly, What a beautiful card!! I have never made one of these , they look so complicated! Your cards are such masterpieces!! Thank you for sharing the details, I might just make one!!!
Have a great day!
Ginny

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Shelly - must try that box card technique.
Blessings
Maxine

Miss Amber said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

Terry said...

Oh my this is gorgeous, Shelly! So much dimension and details and I love all the flowers. How wonderful that it folds flat to main! Love this!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Shelly your box card is wonderful what a lovely floral explosion. Thank you so much for joining in at Crafty Sentiments, hugs Susan x

Bee and Dee said...

A super card in a box, so many techniques on it, love it. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

Eileen Dobson said...

Stunning box, love all the detail and colours. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

Michele said...

wow Shelly truly gorgeous! such rich wonderful coloring and everything looks just perfect. xo

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful, love the box and the fabulous flowers. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

goldie said...

Love those cards in a box!You did great job with yours!
Thank you for joining in at Crafty Sentiments!

Margaret said...

Shelly, what a fabulous project. I love all your pretty flowers and the colors. Great job with the techniques too. Got a different hat on today. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

Shirley said...

A wonderful pop up box card! What a treasured gift this will be!