Friday, May 13, 2016

Occasions Catalog Farewell Global Blog Hop: Part 2: Birthday Fishes Diorama Card

Stampin' Up! Friends & Flowers Diorama Card: Happy Birthday "Fishes" #stampinup Occasions Catalog Farewell Blog Hop www.juliedavison.com
Welcome to part 2 of our Occasions Catalog Farewell 2016 Blog Hop! Currently you’re visiting Julie Davison from the United States.

You’ll be hopping around to 6 countries and will visit 11 amazing Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, each with special project to inspire you. Check out the blog list at the end of this post and be sure to hop along to see all of the projects.

We are featuring more projects using the retiring stamp sets from the 2016 Occasions Catalog, which is coming to an end in just a few weeks on on May 31. Make sure to get your favorite goodies before they're gone!

I picked the Friends & Flowers stamp set to create this fun diorama card. This stamp set coordinates with the Festive Flower punch and has some many creative possibilities!
Stampin' Up! Friends & Flowers Diorama Card: Happy Birthday "Fishes" #stampinup Occasions Catalog Farewell Blog Hop www.juliedavison.com
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 The diorama has layers and depth that make it extra special. It's a card that you'll want to display!
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Be sure to check back this weekend; I'll be posting a video tutorial to show you how to make a diorama card like this. It's so easy! Here's what you'll need:
  • Two pieces of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cardstock (I used Whisper White and Pool Party).
  • Score both pieces at 1/2", 1", 4-1/2", and 5".
  • Fold on the score lines and make sure to use strong adhesive when you adhere the ends together.
Stampin' Up! Friends & Flowers Diorama Card: Happy Birthday "Fishes" #stampinup Occasions Catalog Farewell Blog Hop www.juliedavison.com
I used a couple small pieces of window sheet attached between the ends of the cardstock to add another layer of seaweed. And you can't see it well, but I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the seaweed and Clear Wink of Stella to the fish. I love the extra sparkle.

To create the greeting, I used the retiring 2014-2016 In Color Markers (Tangelo Twist & Mossy Meadow) to color directly on the stamp. I omitted the "w" in "wishes" and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I used the marker to write an "f" in front of "ishes". (I know it's not proper English, but I thought it was cute!)

And guess what? The Diorama Card will fold flat to fit into a standard size Medium Envelope.
Stampin' Up! Friends & Flowers Diorama Card: Happy Birthday "Fishes" #stampinup Occasions Catalog Farewell Blog Hop www.juliedavison.com

Thank you for visiting today! Come back and visit me again for more stampin' inspiration! In the meantime, it's time to keep going along today's hop. You're next stop is Janneke de Jon. You're going to love what she has created for you!
  1. Sarah Berry
  2. Kylie Bertucci
  3. Constanze Wirtz 
  4. Bibiana Cameron 
  5. Tracy May
  6. Jacque Williams
  7. Jason Loucks
  8. Caroline van der Straaten
  9. Jennifer Pauli
  10. Julie Davison << YOU ARE HERE >>
  11. Janneke de Jong
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Stampin' Up! Shopping List: Friends & Flowers, Tangelo Twist ink & marker, Mossy Meadow ink/marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Festive Flower Punch, Gold Wink of Stella, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer


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6 comments:

Cathi D said...

I absolutely love this Julie! What a great idea for a "last fling" for stamp set! I will definitely CASE this one!

Deli said...

Wowsers! Love this card Julie, cannot wait for the video....thankyou xox

Creations by Shirl said...

Love this design card, yep it's a fun design.

Tracy May said...

Fabulous card Julie - love it! Such a fun one :-) I'm so happy to be hopping with you today! :-)

Judith said...

This is cute!

Shawn de Oliveira said...

This has to be the most creative use of this stamp set I've seen. Love it!