Monday, July 23, 2018

Under the Water with Lawn Fawn {and a giveaway!}

Today is a VERY special day!  Challenges for Days {a challenge listing blog that I am very honored to run} is having a week long Birthday Bash celebration and YOU are invited! All you need to do to be in the running for the prize pack I have donated {picture below} is comment on on this blog post and the Challenges for Day's Monday post and you could be today's winner! We also have a Super Giveaway on Saturday so be sure to check Challenges for Days every day this week so you can enter!  Now, on to my nice, cool Happy Birthday card.

For the celebration I wanted to use my brand new Lawn Fawn goodies so I constructed this Shadow Box birthday card.

What I Used to Make my Card:
Blue Card {for shadow box}
Assorted other Color Card {for the critters}
White Card
Lawn Fawn Sentiment - Was a Freebie from Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card dies, #LF1486
Lawn Fawn Ocean Shadow Box Add On dies, #LF1705
Lawn Fawn You are Sublime stamp set, #LF1686
Lawn Fawn You are Sublime dies set, #1687
VersaFine ink, Onyx Black
Tutti Design Cross Stitched Rectangles, #TUTTI-410
Double Sided Tape

When I make a card like this I like to cut out all the components of the main

portion, in this case the Shadow Box, first.  I also cut out a few more of the waves in different colors of blue.  I could tell you how to construct the Shadow Box, but Kelly Marie at Lawn Fawn makes the BEST videos {and I am not a video learned - I much prefer to have instructions written out for me}, they are SO easy to follow - and of course, you can stop and start as needed! So, for instructions, I suggest you pop over to YouTube and watch.

Once I constructed the box and put the waves in the card {I decided on 3 waves and made the middle wave

a lighter blue}, I began to cut out my critters.  I used a little bit of both sets, designing where I wanted everything to go.  I have to say, I adore that little lobster - he is so cute and happy! Once everything was attached, I put the Birthday banner on the top of the card.  There you go! Each time I make one of these cards it gets easier and I think this one only took me a few hours {I'm kidding, maybe a half an hour!} and I really love the pop out factor of them - and the fact they still fit in an A2 envelope! Fantastic!

Now, don't forget to go over to Challenges for Days and comment, after you comment here, for a chance to win this AWESOME prize pack! The celebration is
You Could Win This Prize Pack!
going on all week, with a Super Saturday Giveaway where some sweet sponsors have generously donated some prizes.  Thank you so much for all your support through the years and I hope that both Art Without Anxiety and Challenges for Days are around for at least another five years {I'll be SO old then. . . } Fondly, Christi

I am Entering my Shadow Card in the following challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics - #33, Fun Folds
The Library Challenge - The Little Mermaid
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime/Holiday
The Fairy & The Unicorn - Under the Sea
Crafty Catz - #426, Anything Goes w/ Dies and or Punches
Cut it Up - Under the Sea
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Dies and/or Punches
Die Cuttin' Divas - #378, Lots of Layers
a2z Scrapbooking - Birthday Bash
Animal Friends - #64, Underwater


  1. Your shadow box card looks great with those cute animals. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Great shadow box

    Thanks fior this chance to win

  3. Such a cute card Christi, thanks for the great instructions

  4. Super cute shadow box card! Love it! Great colors... love the waves and sea creatures!

  5. You are doing a brilliant job with CFD so grateful you took it on and ran with it. XOXO

  6. What a cute ocean scene! Thanks so much for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  7. What a fun card. I love the little scene you've created, the shadow box design is so effective. xx

  8. What a happy little scene! The idea of a shadowbox card seems a bit intimidating, but I am going to put it on my 'to try' crafts list. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. I love your adorable shadow box, Christi! The ocean creatures are so cute! I didn't realize you ran Challenges for Days - Congratulations on 5 years!!! Woohoo! P.S. Please don't count me in the giveaway as I just won your last one - thank you!!! I'm not sure if you noticed but I used some of my winnings on my card the other day and gave you a shout-out - thanks so much for the awesome candy win!

  10. What an adorable Shadow box! Love all the beautiful layers with beautiful color scheme and cute ocean fellows!
    Thanks for joining at Cut it Up for our Under the Sea challenge!
    DT Vinita

  11. I have always admired the depth that shadow box gives, although never made one. Your card is awesome.

  12. Ein fabelhaftes Werk!
    Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  13. Beautiful card! Happy 5th birthday!

  14. Lovely shadowbox :) Greetings Ella

  15. Brilliant make, love the step by step too.

    Happy 5th Birthday and thanks so much for keeping for keeping CFD going so smoothly


  16. Oh what a cute and fabulous under the sea shadow box, love the dies you've used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  17. Wow!! Such amazing dimensional look for your shadow box and love so much the colours and the theme!! Cuteness indeed! :D

  18. Wonderful shadow card, love the dimension in your cute card :)

  19. What a darling "under the sea" card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  20. This is a wonderful scene with great depth. Thanks for joining The Library.

  21. Happy birthday! What an adorable undersea scene. The shadow box card is a perfect way to show it.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Cut it Up for our Under the Sea challenge!


  22. What a happy card, so fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lawn Fawnatics!!!

  23. OH my this 3D card is super adorable!! Thanks for linking up to our July challenge gallery at a2z.

  24. Hi Christi. Cool card. Hope you are having a fun summer. Happy Birthday Challenges For Days. I am very grateful for all you do to keep these lists going. Hugz

  25. This card is adorable! Thanks for having me as one of your teamies at CFD! I love y'all!

  26. Great shadow box, super cute and great tutorial!
    Thank you for the chance to win, you are amazing.

  27. A fabulous shadow box and a great tutorial. Thank you too for the chance to win this lovely prize to celebrate the CFD 5th birthday.
    Kath x

  28. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

  29. Fintastic card! I love 3D - scene cards. Thank you for joining us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

    Annie - DT Member

  30. Das ist ein klasse Werk geworden und Du hast es ganz bezaubernd umgesetzt. Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends

    Liebe Grüße
    Deine Vanessa

  31. this is so adorable and fun!! LOVE that whale and the cute cute waves in your card!! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! :)


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