I went to my Stampin Up class today taught by my friend Donna. Donna teaches us a new technique or more than one technique in each class. This class she taught us how to make a Diorama Card. I was actually surprised at how easy it was to put together, of course Donna had everything cut out and pre-scored for us to save on time. To make this card we took 3 pieces of paper all 3 1/4 " wide, then 2 of the pieces were 8 " long scored at 2" in at each end, and 1 piece was 6" long scored at 1" in at each end. Then for the sun you need a 3/4" circle and a scrap piece of blue for the water. The palm trees and other decorations are all Stampin Up and were in the Summer mini, I believe, so they have been retired. You could use anything in this card. To cut the opening take the large tag punch on the larger piece of paper and go all the way in from the bottom and a bit in on the side and punch, move over and punch again. Turn it upside down and go all the way in from the bottom again and in from the side so that you line up with what has already been punched and punch, move over and punch again. Do this all over on the smaller piece of paper. I hope this all makes sense. Tape the trees to the backside of the small paper so that you can see through the opening. Then fold at the score lines and adhere the small piece to the big piece that has the water and the sun. Then tape the folded, punched out larger piece to the outside of all of it and decorate. If you have any questions about this let me know. I believe that splitcoaststampers probably has a tutorial on it, they have about everything.
Good Job Donna!! I was really impressed. Oh and by the way, the card folds down to fit into the little envelopes that Stampin Up sells. How neat is that. The picture doesn't really do it justice either. If you hold it up to the light the right way it looks like the sun is shining in there. Really awesome!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!