Hello again my crafty friend. Like many people around the world, I’ve been saddened by the terrible events taking place in Ukraine. I know that handmade cards aren’t going to solve things, but for me, making them can be therapeutic. Today, I’d like to share one of the cards I made, in the hope of lifting spirits.
This card is an oval box card. I’ve shared many others over the past year or so since i-crafter released the die set; they have become my favorite kind of box cards. One of the things I love most about them is that they pop up and look like a sculpture to put on display. It allows you to create a 3D card with a 360° view. I choose to create a field of sunflowers on a bright blue base. As a symbol of hope and love, I tucked in a little bluebird. And to help bring a smile to the recipient’s face, I chose HELLO SUNSHINE for the sentiment.
Here are the supplies I used to make this card…
Oval Box Pop Die Set
Classic Circles Die Set
Mailbox Die Set
Hello Sunshine Wiper Die Set
Self Mending PRO Deck Cutting Plate
Since I was making this card for me, I didn’t take photos along the way. If you’re inspired to make a similar card, don’t worry, it’s easy to recreate. (If you’ve never made an oval box card, check out this post for step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.)
I used the flowers that are included in the Oval Box Pop Die Set, but to make them look more like sunflowers, I added bigger brown circles to the centers. The large circles felt a little plain, so I dry embossed them with a stencil for texture. (Alternatively, you can score crosshatch lines on the circles with your scoreboard, but the stencil trick or an embossing folder is faster when you have a lot to do.) Make sure to decorate both sides of each flower and the little bluebird, so no matter what angle the card is viewed from, it looks great.
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