Shadox Box Card – Rat Gym

I haven’t had time to craft lately because I’ve been busy with some work trip and some holidays… and in the summertime, I enjoy outdoor activities and I don’t really spend much time at home. So it took me ages to finish the card I’m showing you today. I used Waffle Flower “Gym Rat” stamps and dies. Aren’t these hamsters adorable? I love them!! So I thought about making a shadow box card that looks like a rat cage/gym 🙂

I stamped the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to die cut the images. I looked for a circle die in my stash to cut the inside of the rat wheel and used a craft knife to open a window on the rat cage. Then, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

I decorated the cardstock for my shadow box stamping some small images from the same stamp set using Lawn Fawn Yeti pigment ink. Then, I put together the shadow box and added the rats. I had to stamp more images because it seemed to me that I needed more elements… do you think it is too busy? Or do you like lots of images on your shadow box/ pop up box cards?

I wanted some white space to write a message, so I stamped the rat cage image masking the water dispenser and then I used a black pen to trace the black line. I die cut the image and adhered it to the backside of the shadow box, adding another super cute rat.
I’m quite happy with how this card turned out! I hope you like it too!!

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!!


Cat portrait card


Today I’m sharing a card featuring Mama Elephant “Favor Bag Accessory – Cat” dies. If you have read my blog before, you know I’m a cat person and that I love anything with cats on it. I made this card for some friends who love cats as well, so I tried to make a portrait of their cat Mia.

I partial die cut the cat shape, because I wanted it to be longer, not just the cat head but also her neck. I die cut all the pieces from Canson Mi-Teintes cardstock because I love the colors and the texture it has, and I think is perfect for adding something to this cat! The bow is from Mama Elephant “All Prettied Up” dies. At this moment it has repositionable glue 🙂

I can’t decide where to glue the bow!

I use Lawn Fawn “Stitched Ovals” to die cut the background panel shape and I stamped a pattern using Waffle Flower “Pattern Play” stamps and Versacraft mint ink. Once I had stamped the panel, I thought the color was too bright so I die cut a vellum oval with the same die to make the color softer. I glued the edge of the vellum piece to the pattern piece and then I adhered the red frame I made nesting to oval dies. Last, I spelled the cat’s name using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies.

So, what do you think? Do you prefer the cat in a bow tie or with the bow on her ear?

I hope you like this project. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Witch Bear and Bat Bird


Today I’m sharing a card featuring the fabulous “Boo” stamp set from Waffle Flower. I think the bear and the bird look great in their costumes! Although Halloween is not very popular in Spain, I have weakness for all Halloween themed things. Plus, as a child I loooooved witches, and I still love them. It was a very strange thing, because 6 year-old girls don’t have witches all over their room, but I did! So when I saw this stamp set immediately fell in love with it.

For making this card, first I stamped the images on Strathmore Drawing paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Then, I fussy cut all the images. For my background I blended Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord Distress Inks on a piece of Bristol paper, splattered some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds.

Next, I die cut some trees from white cardstock using Mama Elephant “Birch trees” dies and some grass from black cardstock using Lawn Fawn “Grassy borders” dies. Then, I used Lawn Fawn ” Puffy cloud borders” dies on a piece of vellum spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water and on a piece of Bristol paper. On the latter, I blended Pumice Stone Distress Ink, stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Meowlloween Extras” stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

I adhered the trees and the vellum clouds to the background panel and then I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bear, because I wanted it to be suspended. I glued the ends of the thread to the upper and lower parts of the panel and then adhered the grass and the clouds using foam tape. Last, I adhered the rest of the images using foam tape and added some Wink of Stella on the witch hat.

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween filled with candy.

Thanks for stopping by!