Diorama (Shadow Box) Karma Llama Card


Summer Diorama

Diorama Karma Llama Card

It has been a while since I made a diorama card and, as it had been hot all day long, I wanted to make a summery card. By the time it was done, the weather had changed and I wondered if I should have made another steampunk card instead!


Creative Expressions

Diorama Karma Llama Card

I bought the Creative Expressions stamps a while ago but, for some reason, couldn’t find a use for them until now because not every day is a llama day!

使用したスタンプは Creative Expressions しばらく前に購入しましたが何故か使えずにいました。

Reverse side of the Karma Llama Card

Reverse side

A Simple Diorama

The three layers that make up the card.

The design is simpler than a usual card of this type and consists of just 3 layers (background, llama, frame). First, I chose some stamps and then I thought about the layout because this is especially important with a diorama card.


The Diorama Frame

The card frame

I cut out the frame and masked the stamped images because I wanted to add a pattern using a stencil.


The Background

The background layer

The background was coloured in the same way. As a result, the sun rays appear behind cacti and the pennant stamps.


The Layout

The layout

After that, I cut out the llamas and assembled the various elements.


Final Decoration

The final decoration

Finally, decorate and complete! It folds flat and will fit in a normal 5×7 envelope.


From Wikipedia

The word diorama /ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə/ can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. The current, popular understanding of the term “diorama” denotes a partially three-dimensional, full-size replica or scale model of a landscape typically showing historical events, nature scenes or cityscapes, for purposes of education or entertainment.

Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diorama

Shadow Box Cards

Diorama cards are also known as Shadow Box cards. Here is a nice tutorial for Shadow Box Greeting Card Fit For the Birds!

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10 thoughts on “Diorama (Shadow Box) Karma Llama Card”

  1. This is quite different from your usual style! In a good way, though! Those llama faces really make me laugh!

  2. Ah the changeable weather – every season in one day😁 Loving these fun llamas – put such a smile on my face. Emmax


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