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Shadow Box Card – Rat Gym

19 September 2018
B. Robles
B. Robles

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!!


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