Friday, August 31, 2012

3D Sandcastle

This is another projects from's Wet & Wild Collection - I really love how this 3D Sandcastle turned out.  Approx finished size is 8" x 8" x 3" and will hold 3 small battery operated tea lights to glow at night through the vellum windows. More banners were easily added to accommodate the recipient's last name.  The wonderful couple's name was also added to the roof banner. A Sakura Black Glaze pen was used to spell out the names.
The base of the castle is made from Recollections Kraft paper, the contrast is Core-dinations Gemstone Opal - love the subtle sheen and texture which married up well with the Kraft. The Paradise sign was made using SVG cut file Tropical Friends from SVG The banner is hung using some Blue and white twine.
 Here is the embellishments in front of the castle (very similar to the ones used for the card posted on August 29). I had some spare coral used for a previous project that was added, too. The randomly positioned adhesive pearls add a nice finishing touch.
 Left side of the 3D Sandcastle are waves (a free SVG cut file from
Side view of the castle
Here's the removable roof of the sandcastle...........more adhesive gems. 
Overview of the castle: 
Back view of the castle with an opening to place the battery operated tea lights: 
OK - at the last minute, I decided this 3D Sandcastle needed to have a cute little this one was re-sized to fit the castle. The mermaid is also part of the images that can be found in the Tropical Friends SVG Collection. I would position her in the left corner.  I will be sending this little mermaid to my friend in Hawaii. Her eyes were also using the Sakura Black Glaze pen.
 This project will be on my list to make one of these for myself some time soon.................have fun crafting today!!!


Jan Castle said...

Your Sand Castle is adorable Patti...your friends will be so excited! Hope you will make one for yourself!!! LOL!
Paper Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Love it, what a nice job. Thanks for sharing. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

m said...

OMG - I love your sand castle! You just come up with the most amazing projects!