Saturday, August 15, 2015

Diorama card- featuring Creative Cafe' - August kit of the month!

Greetings Everyone! -
This month's kit is a fun one and today I have a Diorama card for you that works just perfect with all the scene building stamps in the Home Grown and add-on Farm Fresh stampsets.
Here's a look at my finished card...
If you've never seen these or made one before - they are so great for providing layers to your card, yet still allow you to fold flat for mailing!
To begin - prep your layers, - I have 3, the front, middle and back. 
For the middle and back I am using white cardstock. 
I cut the back to measure 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 - scoring in 1 inch from each side. - image on top
Before folding in my scored ends, I used Distress inks to create a cloudy sky affect
The middle pieces cut at 4 1/4 x 6 1/2- this one will only be scored 1/2" in from each end.  This gives you some space between the back piece and the top layer which is cut from Kraft cardstock the same size as the back layer 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 and same scoring is done at 1 inch in from each side.
Your middle and front layers are going to get the cut-out windows!  This is where the fun begins deciding what shapes and sizes you want to create.  The top layer should be the largest opening with the middle being slightly smaller.  I chose two different Spellbinder nesting dies to create my windows, I have a convex and concave rectangle sets that I thought would be fun!  I used the largest Convex rectangle for my Kraft front.  And the next size down die from the concave rectangle for my middle layer.  As you can see below.
Along with prepping the layers, I also started to prep and plan the elements I wanted to use in my scene.  I first colored the Farmers Market cart and fussy cut that out.  After cutting out my window - I also had distressed ink this layer to look like blue sky.  I die cut some grass layers from the Home Grown paper pad and adhered that to the lower edge.  The colored cart was adhered to the back of the grass and lower portion of that middle frame.  I also prepped grass layers for the front window.

With the grass and Farmers market cart in place I started assembling my layers - I put adhesive on the 1/2 flaps on each end and adhered it inside the 1" flaps of the back layer.
Next I stamped colored and cut out our sweet farm girl!  I attached her to the LH side and angled her a bit as if she is peeking out!

Once she was in place I was able to adhere to top layer down - these 1 " scored flaps cover the sides of the back - and sandwich my center window in affectively.  Here - not done with the decorating I colored and cut out a bunch of strawberries, and the basket of blueberries!  I diecut some greenery to put my strawberries on and allow for them to climb up the sides of my card.
And that's it!  I really love the depth and dimension this card fold provides and so easy!  I hope you've been inspired to give these a try.
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Café kit - Farm FreshHome Grown and Farm Fresh stampsets
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' -  Creative Café kit - Farm Fresh - Echo Parks- Home Grown
Ink:  Memento -Espresso- Distress Inks- Broken China; Tumbled Glass
Adhesives:  The Rubber Café - Scrap Happy Glue
Tools:  Grass dies; Spellbinder concave and convex rectangle dies


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