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Underwater Friends Boxcard with Davina


Hello crafty friends! Davina here with some March BRI Moodboard inspiration. I created a teeny little Boxcard with an underwater scene and I hope you like it as much as I do. The colors this month are Heather, BlackBerry, Olive and Fir Green. It can often be intimidating to use color combos that you aren’t  familiar with, but let me assure you that these lovely shades of purple and green go beautifully together. 


As always, the products I use for these posts are in stock at the Butterfly Reflections Ink  online store. I used an ocean themed stamp set from Avery Elle called Underwater Friends and it’s Coordinating dies, and the die set for the boxcard is the extremely versatile Lawn Fawn Shadow Box , with a scalloped frame from the Ocean Add On


I was going to create an inkblended background for the underwater interior, but I happened to rediscover a paper pad in my stash that has life-like alcohol ink patterns. One page happened to perfectly match the March Moodboard colors. I used a textured piece of light lavender cardstock to make the base of the card, making sure to cut the scalloped center out of one panel, before attaching two pieces together. Next, I cut two interior hillsides from some paper scraps on my desk, using light glittery gold card. I trimmed a 2.75 X 3 inch strip of the patterned paper to apply to inside back panel of my card. Then I used the included stitched panels to cut two small side decorative panels. I was so happy that there was a light piece to put on the very back as well, since it was so pretty. I really wish I took the time to practice with this medium, because it is so beautiful and impressive. 


Once the actual Boxcard was assembled, I stamped and colored the images from the Underwater Friends set. I colored them with copic markers and added white dot highlights after die cutting. I attached the largest image centered on the furthest hillside, then adhered the remaining images on the closest hillside. I like to make sure that there are images in front and behind the hills. It adds depth and dimension to these shadow boxes. I also put the two fish on acetate strips so they look like they are floating. I saved a the jellyfish for the back of the card and stamped a sentiment from the set onto the banner die using purple ink. 


I finished it off with a few iridescent sequins and it is ready for someone special. These little shadow boxes come together so quick and easy, especially with the help of your favorite patterned papers. I hope you play along with our monthly color challenge on Instagram. Simply use the current Moodboard colors and the hashtag #brimoodboard for your chance to win $20 to the online shop. Thank you for stopping by, 

Davina 

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