Tropical Paradise Shadow Box

Tropical Paradise Shadow Box

Hi everyone!  Today we continue with the fabulous Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise collection.

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Products Used:

HCPC-3736 – Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3781 – Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3782 – Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3783 – Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3784 – Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-779 – Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-796 – Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD1-7120 – Fleur Border Basics Die
HCD1-7135 – Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1-7136 – Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1-7137 – Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1-7138 – Tropical Parrots Die
HCDP1-277 – Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCCF1-442-2 – 6″x 6″ Foldout Cards-White
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tangelo
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad – Rouge

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Pebbles Chalks, Versamark, White Detail Embossing Powder, Fern Green Archival Ink, Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink, Dove Blender Pen, Gala Glitz and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by assembling the shadow box and attaching a 6 ” x 6″ piece of paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection onto the inside of the box.  The frame and sides were also covered by paper from the same collection.  The wavy panels on the inside of the box were made from a flip fold card from the same package.  I cut off 2 of the panels and trimmed them slightly lower and covered them with paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection.  The large Tucan image was  stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Chalks.  After coloring I felt that it blended into the background a bit to much so I traced the outside edge of the die with a pencil and fussy cut to create a frame in the same shape but slightly larger.  The Hibiscus flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die.  They were colored with Tangelo and Rose inks before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool and accented with Gala Glitz.  The Plumeria flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die.  They were also colored with Tangelo and Rose inks before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool and accented with Gala Glitz.  The Leaves and Palms were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before distressing with Fern Green ink.  The Flamingos were stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with Worn Lipstick.  Finally the Parrot on the right side of the card was stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with Pebbles Chalks.

Bonus Card Time !

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Products Used:

HCPC-3777 – Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3781 – Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3782 – Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3783 – Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3784 – Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-7100 – Botanic Window Die
HCD1-7132 – Palm Tree & Monkeys Die
HCD1-7135 – Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1-7136 – Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1-7137 – Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1-7138 – Tropical Parrots Die
HCDP1-277 – Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Olive Grove
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Rose Bud
Brilliance Ink – Pearlescent Ivy

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White and Orange Card Stock, Pebbles Chalks, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Fine White Embossing Powder, Dove Blending Pen, Pink Stickles, DecoArt Paper Effects Golden Pearl and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start with 1 piece of cardstock 6″ x 11″ and 1 piece of cardstock 2 1/4″ x 6″.  Scor the larger piece of cardstock at 6″, 7″, 9″ and 10″ and the smaller piece of cardstock at 1/2″ and at 1 1/2″ marks.  With the larger piece of cardstock, place glue on the 1″ strip and glue 4″ down from the top of the 6″ x 6″ section.  Now that the smaller section of card stock and place glue on the 1/2″ flap and glue to the top of the 6″ x 6″ panel. Once cured, place some glue on the bottom end and open the card so it stands up and glue the larger piece as shown.  This sounds harder then it is, just take your time and examine how the card opens and closes before gluing pieces together.  The smaller panel can be attached wherever you desire, I chose about a 1/2″ in from the right side.  Finish off the card base by attaching a die cut from the Botanic Window Die and start to decorate.  The love birds were stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Chalks.  The flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Moonlight White Ink and heat embossed with Fine White Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die.  They were colored with using a Dove Blender pen and Rose Bud ink before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool.  The larger parrot was stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before coloring with Pebbles Chalks and accented with Pink Stickles and DecoArt Paper Effects Golden Pearl.  The leaves accents and Palm Tree were stamped on white cardstock with Olive Grove and die cut with the matching die before distressing with Pearlescent Ivy.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Both of these cards are absolutely stunning, Joann! That shadow box is filled with such bright and vibrant colors!

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  4. lovely shadow box, great details.

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  5. Awesome project that is so detailed and beautiful! Pam Kort Design Team Member

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  6. Awesome project that is so detailed and beautiful! Pam Korte Design Team Member

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  7. Beautiful as always!

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  8. Hi, I love this shadow box! Beautiful. Hugs

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  9. Piyanki Biswas

    Beautiful Composition.

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  10. Piyanki Biswas

    What a bright beautiful Shadow Box

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