Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Thursday...a Tutorial and Hip Hop

Happy April 1st!!! No it's not a joke, today is Hip Hop Day and the {ippity} DT is joining the Unity DT for a day of fun, friends, prizes and Hip Hop inpsiration. We are all soooo excited!!!

Join us in the Unity forum for all the fun, chit chatting & IPPITY/Unity prizes from 10-1 and from 5-8 CST

But, before we get started, it is Thursday and that means here on the {ippity} blog it is time for a little tutorial. This won't change... we'll still have a new tutorial every Thursday for you.

I had quite a few comments and questions about this card I made a few weeks back during a Monday, H{ippity} Hop post of mine.

It is my version of a shadow-box card. I'm all about ease, so all it takes is a few extra dimensionals and Wahla! I'll also show you quick how I do the waves.


Here's what you'll need to get started.
  • circle cutting system (I used a colluzzle here)
  • 2 pieces of cs or dp cut the same size
  • foam dimensionals

STEP 1) measure/find the size circle you want. Make sure it will fit your card base.


STEP 2) Cut the circle from what will be your top piece on the card.


STEP 3) Line up your circle with bottom cs piece, to make sure it fits.


Then line up your stamp to fit behind the circle, on the bottom cs piece,and stamp you background image. STEP 3) flip your top, cut circle piece over and add dimensionals. Depending on the height of your foam dots, you may need to add a double layer, which is what I did here. Here's a picture of the dimension you get once you add the dimensionals.


If you will hang on just a little longer, I'll share how easy it is to make some waves. I use Stampin' Up!'s slit punch, but you can get a similar effect from the negavite of any scalloped edge punch. Play around with them, and see what different size waves you can make.


To create the waves, I cut two strips of cs, a little longer than the width of the cardstock base I am using. I make the front strip wider than the back strip.

I then put both strips in my Tiny Bubbles cuttlebug folder and run it through my Big Shot.
Then turn the strips over and add dimensionals to the front piece, to pop it up, and make the waves seperate. Attach to back wave strip, alternating the wave patter.


Then place them on your card and trim off the edges to fit the place where you attach them. Here it was behind the circle piece, and then I added the fish image to complete the card.


There it is a two-fer for you today! Hope you learned something and will maybe give this a try for yourself. You can make your shadow-box card with any shape, there there lots of fun die cut shapes to work with. Just cut it out and pop the front panel up with dimensions.


Have a great time Hip Hoppin' today! Off you go to the first {ippity} DT member, Eryn, for her fabulous creation! Be sure to leave some love along the way. You have a chance to win a Life's Little Moments kit!!! I will be announcing the winner here, tomorrow!


hugs, Lisa

43 comments:

  1. Absolutely SUPER cute tutorial! Definately need to try this! Thanks for the tip Lisa and happy hoppin!

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  2. Ohhh...I love this...so adorable..the way you created the water is just too cute!

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  3. Fun tutorial, adorable card. Thanks so much!

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  4. adorable, lisa! thanks for sharing!

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  5. This is just one fabulous card and this tutorial was so easy to follow. Can't wait to go hip hoppin today. And THAT'S NO JOKE! LOL

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  6. cute card, awesome tutorial...thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is a great way to make a shadow box!! I love it!! TFS!! Those waves look great too and like they have bubbles in them too!! :-)

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  8. this is awesome and I am so happy that someone else still uses the colluzzle I thought I was the only one!! lol... love the way you made the waves.

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  9. Great tutorial! Love your card & the waves..too cute!

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the waves

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  11. The tutorial was great...absolutely love the card!!!

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  12. This card is AMAZING! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!

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  13. What a great tutorial!!! Thanks!

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  14. Beautiful tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! I need to get some of this Ippity!

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  16. Thanks so much for the tutorial..I love this card!! Those waves really are really cool!! Thanks!!

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  17. Wow! Thanks for sharing that fab tut! Definitely putting some elements to use soon!

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  18. Thank you for sharing. Too Cute

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  19. That is fabulous!! Awesome tut!

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  20. Wow, I am so glad I know how to do this now.

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  21. Very very cute card & good tutorial. Thanks!

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  22. Wonderful card! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  23. So cute. I just pulled out my coluzzle not to long ago. Forgot I had it till I needed it.

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  24. What a fabulous tutorial! I'll be trying that out soon!

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  25. Great job Lisa, thanks for the tut...

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  26. Great tips! Just goes to show...you really do learn something new every day!

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  27. I love tutorials. Thanks for the breakdown on the steps you used to make that adorable card.

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  28. Fantastic tutorial!! Love your card!

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  29. great tutorial - I love that card

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  30. Lisa this is AWESOME, thanks so much, I am SO inspired to make a card like this!! :)

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  31. Fabulous card and great tutorial! I'll have to try this!

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  32. Absolutely adorable - so creative

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  33. LOVE the cute fishie card and great tutorial!

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  34. I love the fish card! I really think I need to get fishy philosophy :)

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  35. What a great tutorial Lisa and love the card!!!

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  36. Awesome tutorial!! I so love this fishy card!!

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