Monday, May 4, 2009

Diorama Card with Dimensions REVISED

Do you remember this card I shared with you using the Diorama tutorial from Splitcoaststampers?Well I have to tell you that it really bothers me that it doesn't fit in a regular sized enveloped.

I was prepared to make a custom envelope for it but then thought that might incur additional postage and it's always better when a card can fit in the standard sized envelope.

Don't you think?

Sooooo I rejigged it and changed the dimensions so that it does fold and fit into a standard invitation sized envelope.

See - isn't this better?

Here's some more photos of the new version WITH GREETING!

I changed the background piece to white - the clouds show up better when you use the Bashful Blue ink.

I like to use my white gel pen on coloured cardstock before colouring sometimes - like on these Hollyhocks (retired Stampin' Up! wheel).
The new dimensions are as follows:
Back cardstock and front cover cardstock are 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 (scored at 1 inch from each side)
Middle cardstock piece is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (scored at 1/2 on each side)

Assemble as per the instructions HERE

I'm really enjoying this type of card now that it fits in an envelope!

I was inspired to make another one using this cute stamp from StampingBella called Baby Bella Hanging Bundle.

I used the Nestabilities Labels 3 for the cut out.

I used this retired wheel from Stampin' Up! called Wash Day for the background stamping and I used my homemade cloud template again (yes I do love that thing!).

Here's a close up of the little cutie!

After I cut out the image it was kind of flimsy so I used a piece of clear plastic to secure the bottom to the middle frame.I'm having a lot of fun making these cards and plan to teach others how to make them at my upcoming Big Shot Class at Scrap Arts in North Vancouver.


  1. wow those are great looking cards!!! keep up the great work of art!!

    Lauretta xx

  2. These are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. One day (when I grow up) I might color as good as you! LOL GREAT JOB. Love that type card too.