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Diorama card with Memory Box Lavender Butterfly dies…

Hi and how did it get to be Friday already?!  This week has been so mixed up! hoho holidays!   I have a card that I started a few weeks ago…made a prototype first and then neglected to keep after it!  It’s finished now though! yay and I like it!

The very background/back is Ranger Distress Oxide ink ink blended in 4 colors, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick….can’t stop using these inks! haha  New colors coming…can’t wait… SLS has them coming too…check her coming soon category…first one on the left.

Everything is cut from XL watercolor paper, colored with Ranger Distress Markers and a waterbrush. Marker colors I used are Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.  Very fun… I do like these markers for watercoloring…along with every other kind of medium! lol  We’re doomed to own everything aren’t we?!

Here’s the dies I used to create the foliage and butterfly scene…

front to back on the left…
Small Lavender Stems Left Corner
Lavender Butterfly Left Corner
Lavender Stems Left Corner

in the middle…
Lavender Bunch

on the front top…
the largest butterfly from the Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

front to back on the right…
Small Lavender Stems Right Corner
Large Lavender Butterfly Right Corner
Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner

I’ve made this type of card before and just go off the top of my head…I’m bad about that.  It will fold flat and fit in an A7 envelope.  I am conscious of envelope size whenever I’m making something out of the ordinary though.

I die cut the rectangles, all the same size with the Memory Box Rectangle Basics Rectangle die set in three pieces of watercolor paper. ’bout can’t make a card without them!  😀  I did all the same size rectangle but you could easy do larger to smaller for a tunnel type card…I see your minds racing with ideas! lol

Then just score the ends and trim then to layer inside the front and back  pieces,  I did ¼ inch increments.  Sides of the front and back are scored at ¾ inch.

Linking up to some challenges…

Just Us Girls Challenge – ink blending   Thank you so much ladies for the ‘Chic of the Week‘ honor! You made my day!

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes  Thank you ladies for this honor!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Summer sunshine


Great NEWS!  Starlitstudio has the new release from Memory Box/poppystamps in stock and ready to ship!  I know…it’s so exciting but how could it be time for Christmas in July already! hehe

Holler if you have any questions!  So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed this little piece of Summer in a diorama.











34 thoughts on “Diorama card with Memory Box Lavender Butterfly dies…

  1. Oh love your diorama card – and love lavender and love butterflies – so perfect combination. I have some lavender oil that I use on my pillow case when I can’t fall asleep. You did a wonderful job on this beautiful card.

  2. This is an amazing scene – I’m studying how it is all made/put together as it is so beautiful Pam!! Just gorgeous!!!

  3. oh my gosh, these colors are amazing! And such a beautiful scene. You did such an awesome job putting it all together, WOW! 🙂

    Katie B.

    PS – You keep using these oxide inks and I have been meaning to watch the ranger video about them to figure out how they are different from all of the other distress inks I already own. They have a muted appearance though…and the water drops are white, I don’t know, the look is different for sure.

  4. Beautiful! It is gorgeous. I wish I could buy out the store so I could copy all your terrific cards. You have a great gift. Thanks for sharing

  5. WOW-I know how much time I spend on my cards-that one would take me forever!! It’s so pretty!!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the 3D and the color combination! It really pops! Wow! Beautiful work, Pam!

  7. This is stunning!! Fantastic!! Wow!! Love the fabulous colors and the lovely scenery that you’ve created Pam!! All your hard work has totally paid off!! 🙂

  8. WOW….wonderful Pam….looks like a lot of work….well done..Just watched your deer video again..and yeppers…think I have to get both of those dies…enjoyed your tutorial…want to see more…and yes we love Starlit Studio….Cindy Lyles is a sweetie…love giving her my business and found her through you.
    She is really growing her business..and no one can beat her everyday prices…I buy all I can from her.

  9. I love those kind of cards too. I made my sister one that is a sewing room and she just loved it! Great Job Pam!!

  10. Hey Pam!!! your card is extraordinary and so very beautiful. I only wish you had a video showing how you made this.
    I am in a real slump when it comes to creating. I think I must be in a slump period! All I want to do is read!!!!!!!
    Once again let me tell you how wonderful your card is!
    Sandy xx

  11. Just goes to show you need ALL the lavender pieces! Wow, this is gorgeously amazing, and sooooo cool that it lays flat for mailing! True about all the coloring mediums. I may have restricted myself on the new dies and stamps, but if it colors and it’s new to me, then it may just come to live with me. Still holding off on the oxide inks. If it wasn’t for all those SU inks taking up space in their ‘spensive custom rack… You sure do tempt me…

  12. I LOVE the dimension, Pam – what a perfect little natural scene! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  13. The amount of work you put into this diorama…OMG! It’s incredible! The second butterfly peeking out I nearly missed! Thanks so very much for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls this week!

  14. Wowsers… that’s bold and pretty, Pam. I am a bad girl when it comes to making things. I make first, then go ‘oh BEEP’ about having to make a special box envelope for it. Making envelopes = not the fun part! But I’m learning to be more mindful… well, maybe just slightly!

  15. Congratulations on your win at Just Us Girls Pam, what a stunning masterpiece. Fabulous my goodness colors, design everything wow

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