Waffle Flower Toadally Valentine’s Day Tunnel Shadow Box Card

This is my first card of 2019! I don’t usually do Valentine’s Day cards but this stamp set from Waffle Flower is so cute I couldn’t resist.

Front of Card


I started this card by stamping out all the images from Waffle Flower’s Toadally stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and fussing cutting out all the images. I used the following Copic Markers: G82, G85, YG17, YG11, YG06, YG03, G07, G05, R29, RV14, RV13, RV23, RV21, R20, 100, T7, and T5.

I cut my shadow box base and cut windows using stitched ovals from MFT’s Stitched Oval Stax Dienamics.

I ink blended the front and inside of my card with Distress Oxide Inks Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Faded Jeans. The second layer of my shadow box was ink blended with Twisted Citron over then entire area surrounding the oval then ink blended with the previous colours. I wanted a subtle pattern so I stamped MFT’s Whimsical Waves Background stamp with Versamark Ink on the front and inside of my shadow box.

My sunset background panel was ink blended with Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and stencilled Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink over a MFT Radiating Rays Stencil.

I die cut a wave from Mama Elephant’s Ocean Waves Trio Dies and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers. I also sprayed the panel with water to create some droplets and sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls diluted with water. I used the water ripple stamp and stamped it with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink around where I thought I would be placing my main images.

I thought it would be fun if I created my own sentiment. I wanted it to read, “toadally into you”, so I heat embossed, “toadally” and “into”, with WOW Bright White Embossing Powder on black card stock. “Into”, I created using Mama Elephant’s Lots of Letters Stamp set and I die cut, “you”, using MFT’s Twice The Thanks Dienamics, once with gold glitter card stock and twice with teal card stock and adhered them together.

I assembled my scene and realized it needed more, so I stamped out the music notes with Versafine Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I also die cut some hearts from Simon Says Stamps Mini Hearts Outline Dies. I brushed some Clear Wink of Stella in the solid hearts and filled them in with Glossy Accents.


I die cut the largest stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched 4 Bar Rectangle Dies and cut a matte for it (3 1/8″x 4 9/16″) and used it for the writing space.

For the front of the card, I popped the frog, lily pad, and, “Toadally” text up with 3M foam tape.

Watch it open here:

That finishes up by card. This card was entered into Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge and
Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

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