Thursday, July 9, 2015

Zentangle Pop Up Box

As an avid card maker and scrapbooker I like to make all kinds of interactive projects with lots of flips, flaps and folds.  As a Zentangle artist I like to draw new patterns and add to my growing list of favorites.  I am seeing the most amazing results when I combine my love of paper arts with Zentangle drawing.

Today I would like to share with you a pop-up card decorated with Prima papers and sea oriented Tangle patterns.  In the Zentangle world this is referred to as a ZIA, Zentangle Inspired Art.

Ordinarily, I would fill the center with lots of images sticking out, and I will, I just though you would like to see the basic design first.

The top flaps have two layers of Prima Seashore papers and then a Bijou tile Tangled with different designs.  Tangles included are Mooka, Roxi, Kelp, Indy-rella, and Squid.

I Tangled an underwater scene around the base of the box before putting it together. Tangles included are those named above as well as Phicops, Printempts, Moon Pie, Tipple, Sanibelle.  I lightly colored the scene with chalk pencils.

The beauty of a Pop Up Box card is that it folds flat and can be sent to someone through the mail in a regular envelope.

I wrote a tutorial years ago on how to construct the Pop Up Box.  You can view the tutorial here.

A Zentangle Pop Up Box is a great way to share your love of Tangling and give a unique card to your favorite person.

I'll be entering this card into a few challenges:

Happy Tangling!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Nancy, I love this. I made and decorated boxes like these but I love the Zentangle that you've decorated this one with, great idea.

Sue xx

Dorlene Durham said...

This is beautiful! Very nice!

Glenda said...

Wow, it's good to see the basic box and it looks like you went the extra mile on decorating the sides and flaps! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Terri's Cards N More said...

Your zentangle designs are amazing. What a clever idea. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Birthday" challenge.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous...simply fabulous! What a wonderful creation you made, sure to be loved by anyone that receives it. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

Design Team

Judy V said...

Great creation! Love the under sea scene you created! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Waving My Wand said...

Ok, you get a total "WOW" from me! I admire anyone who does Zentangle. I've dabbled but it takes patience and precision. This is just wonderful! Thanks for linking up to the challenge at DoubleClick Skittles.

Terri ~ Design Team

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is a WOWser it!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What a creative way to make a card! It's great! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

cass said...

Sweet box card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "More than 3 folds" challenge.

Heather said...

So very pretty. I love how you combined some of your passions together. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon this week.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great design! Love the ocean scene you created here! Nicely done! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Samantha A. said...

What an adorable box card!
Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
♥ Samantha
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

adziamar said...

Excelent card-box, I love it, thank you for joining us at Sisterhood Crafters challenge

Beaumonde Designs said...

Love your box card! Excellent design and concept! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Design Team Member - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

Taunya Butler said...

This is completely awesome and amazingly done!! Love the way you jazzed up the sides of the box and it just turned out so cool looking!! Wonderful and so fun to see!! So very glad you joined us for the From the Ocean Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so glad you linked up with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
Taunya Butler
DoubleClick Design Team

Deni(se) said...

OMG what a fabulous idea! You have done an amazing job with it. Lovely all around (and inside and out). :-D