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Apr 1, 2020

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April Challenge

Hello and welcome to the April theme for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! Strange times we're living in at the moment, but in an effort to keep some normality in my life when possible, I am continuing with the monthly challenge. I hope you and your loved ones are all doing well and are keeping safe!

Thank you so much for checking out this month's theme, I'd love for you to join in! There were many wonderful spring themed creations last month! Be sure to scroll down to see if you were the prize winner or one of my top picks!

This Month's Theme

This month I invite you to create something with...............

Bugs, Blossoms and/or Butterflies

I decided to make a shadow box card, featuring butterflies and blossoms with a new to me image by Powerpoppy. It's hard to see in the photos, but there are 3 more violets behind the butterfly on the right side - wish I had taken a picture from the other angle as well....

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Below is the order in which this "Shadow Box Card" was made. 

1. Cut 2 pieces of card stock at 5.5 x 7.25 inches.

2. Scor short ends of both pieces at 0.5 and 1 inch each side, using a scoring board.

3. Position a circle die in the center of one of the scored pieced and cut out using a die cutting machine.

4. Using pattern paper the size of about 5.25 x 5 inches place circle die in center of the paper and cut out the circle. (Tip: The pattern paper can be the same size as the card front.)

5. Adhere your image panel to the un-cut piece of card stock. The image panel should be the size of the card between the score lines. In this case 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

6. Fold at the scor lines, line up both the front and the back of the card and glue the two pieces together at both ends. I used Scor Tape.  Embellish the front of the card any way you like. I decided to use Penny Black's Heart Bow die and Penny Black's Flowing Butterflies die. The colorful butterfly was from the same digistamp, printed and colored a second time, then fussy cut.

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Not the best picture, but below you can see the top view of the card to give you an idea of what it looks like. 

This card does lay flat for easy shipping but due to the size will most likely require a handmade envelope, I have this tool by Crafters Companion to create handmade envelopes, but really have been wanting to get the envelope punch board as it's appears to be easier to use.

The image is new to me, by Powerpoppy. I recently purchased a few digis from their site (they are still on sale if you're interested) along with a pack of cardstock from Walmart. Not all card stock works in my printer but this one goes through just fine and the price is right too. 

When using digi stamps I usually use my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils as watercolors don't work and copics usually bleed outside of the lines. It does take me a long time to color with pencils, which I very much enjoy but don't usually have the time. Since we're having a shelter in place order  (now extended until April 30th) I've been spending a little more time coloring in the evenings. 

The sentiment is from a set I purchased in Germany when we visited family a couple of years ago.

I'm linking my card up here:


This Month's Prize

For the ease of things I am continuing to offer the winner a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil Shop or Bugaboo. I am not affiliated with these companies and the prize will be supplied by me. 


Last Week's Winner and Top Picks

The lucky winner, selected using is..........................

Sheryl Hare

Congratulations, Sheryl! You won a $6 gift certificate from either Mo's Digital Pencil or Bugaboo Stamps. Please email me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com by April 15th with your choice of company, so I can send the gift certificate your way.

Selecting just 3 top picks is never an easy task but something that has to be done and here they are listed in the order of entry:

No. 34 Debbie M.
No. 68 Inky Fingers
No. 72 Shell B.

Congratulations! Your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to!

In order to be in compliance with GDPR I am not posting links to the winner or top picks, but you can see these beautiful creations by visiting last month's linky tool and looking for the entry numbers.

To play along in this month's challenge simply use the linky tool below. The usual rules apply:

  • Enter up to 3 times with a new project.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction)
  • Be sure to add a link back here to my blog


brenda said...

It's a beautiful creation Ellie, the Nature theme really appeals to me along with all the dimension.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card - love the construction and the your colouring is stunning Ellie.
We are in 'lock down' as a nation, and I put myself into isolation a few days before that... I am sure the cat is confused as I am usually out and about quite a bit!
Stay safe

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wow, that is just spectacular!! Thank you for the tutorial.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is stunning! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!!!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a cool project! Love the butterflies!

creationsnz said...

Oh how beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you made it. CarolG

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Brenda, I had to have this image for sure, my first one from Powerpoppy.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Maxine. Our cats are confused too, and annoyed because they are getting more attention than they want to.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Carole!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you Meghan!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you!

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

That is such a beautiful card! love it

Debbie Mageed said...

First, I just love your beautiful shadow box card! I love making them, too! I also want to thank you for choosing my easel card! What an honor to be among such talented people! Congrats to the other winners!! I look forward to playing in April's challenge. Stay safe - play with your paper crafts!

Joanne said...

That is such a beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

lovecraftingpaper said...

could you please delete my entry #7? I have decided to join with entry #24, but I can't find the tool to remove one's entries.
Thank you for your lovely inspiration!


Maureen said...

What a beautiful card! Everything turned out so well and it's a true work of heart.

Maureen |

Doris Klein said...

Wow... this is just awesome!!! I really love this fancy fold! Big welcome to the new members!

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* Shell B.* said...

Thank you for choosing my card for one of the Top Picks! So enjoyed all the inspiration from DT!

Donna said...

Your shadowbox is amazing!

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely stunning inspiration!