Welcome to the March 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Diorama Cards. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Diorama Card technique.
This Diorama Card technique is a type of fun fold card. It has multiple layers within to attach different elements to it. These elements give the card extra dimension as you look through it because they are not necessarily all on the same level.
To make the card base, I started with a 4-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. Using the Simply Scored tool, I scored this piece at 1/2″, 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 8″, 8-1/2″, 9″, 9-1/2″, and 10″ on the long side. Then, I accordion folded along the score lines on both sides, so that there are three “mountain” folds on the outside edge of each side.
Next, I adhered a 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ piece of New Horizons Designer Series Paper to the main panel of the card base. Then, I added a 3/4″ x 5-3/8″ strip of Black cardstock to each of the inside “valley” fold areas along the bottom. Only add a little bit of glue along the ends that will be going into the fold area.
For the front panel, I die cut the large scenery image (Grove Dies) from a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Black cardstock. Then, I glued this piece to the two sides of the card base (where the last “mountain” fold ends).
With the main part of the card done, it was time to add some elements to the strips within the card. I die cut two deer and two bushes from Black cardstock. Before gluing anything down, I laid the pieces down on the different layers to see where I wanted everything placed. Then, I glued each piece down, making sure to only add the glue to the parts that would be touching the strips.
For the sentiment piece, I stamped the sentiment (Grassy Grove stamp set) on a piece of White cardstock with Blackberry Bliss ink. Then I punched it out with the smooth oval from the Double Oval Punch. The scallop oval is punched out from Misty Moonlight cardstock. These two ovals are layered together and then added to the upper right corner of the card with Dimensionals.
For the back of the card, I stamped the tall tree image (Grassy Grove stamp set) a couple of times on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of White cardstock. Then, I adhered this piece to the back.
This was a neat fun fold technique to try out. And the Grassy Grove Bundle worked great for this diorama card. I think some of the other nature and sea life sets would work well for this technique, too!
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