Welcome crafty friends! This is Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook popping in today to share a super fun box card featuring these hilarious seagulls from the Art Impressions Funny Farm line called Gull-Friends. This stamp and die set has fantastic artwork and hilarious sentiments to go with it all.
Today I decided to showcase these critters with a box card. I thought it would be a great way to bring in so many of the elements from the set while making it a fun interactive card, which I’ve been a little obsessed with lately. Let’s get started!
First I stamped tons of images from the set, lots of duplicates so I had enough to fill my scene and decorate the sides of the box card as well. I colored them all with my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies, which are included in the set, to cut them all out.
Then I pulled out the MFT Stamps Outside the Box Level Up dies and cut my elements. First, the main box parts are cut from red cardstock with a second backer piece from white which I glue to the back so I have a nice clean spot to write my message.
Then I cut the decorative panels from white cardstock so I can get all inky messy and customize them myself.
Next, I separated the white panels so I could get my inking done most efficiently. I started with the wave panel and background panel and inked them up with salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress oxide inks.
Then I took all of the panel decorations for the outside of the box and the straight layers for inside the box and inked them up with gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxide inks. Taking the time to organize my die cut pieces and inking one color all at once helps with clean up and frustration along the way.
Next, I took the wave border and used the same die from the background panel and cut it out so I could glue them together. I wanted this wave layer to be a decorative element in the distance, not a layer to adhere images to in the box.
Then we got the splatter box out and got really messy. First I put the blue panels in and splattered them with pearl watercolor and watered down blueprint sketch distress oxide ink.I pulled those out and set them aside to dry while I added all of the sand elements. These were splattered with the same pearl watercolor but switched out for gathered twigs distress oxide ink. Look at all of that fantastic texture! I can’t even express how happy this makes me. I love it!!!
Now, all of our elements are ready and dry so it’s just time to adhere the box together and then add all of our elements in place. I used liquid glue and reverse tweezers to place everything. I find that liquid glue is the best bet when working with inked panels. The dry tape runners can let go and fall apart.
I had so much fun creating this card. I hope you enjoyed it to!I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
Art Impressions Funny Farm Gull-Friends stamps and dies
Scrappy tape ¼ inch and ⅛ inch for box assembly
Distress oxide ink - blueprint sketch, salty ocean, gathered twigs, tea dye
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Level Up dies
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Waves
Copic markers - YR00, YR02, YR04, Y15, BG10, BG11, BG13, W00, W1, W3, R24, R27, BV000, BV11, BV13, R11, R00, E30, E31, E34