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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shadow Box Cards

This is a fun card to make.  It looks complicated but it is not.  You need 2 pieces of cardstock, not paper, cut 5 1/2x4 1/4.  I used solid, colored cardstock for the front and white cardstock for the back.  The top orange on was my first attempt.  It is plain, just to try out dimensions.  Both pieces need to be scored at 1/2 & 1' on the short length.  I used my 3" circle punch to cut the hole in the center and as far as it would reach on the colored piece.  I would try some of Papertrey Ink dies or Spellbinder dies would work great too.  On the yellow one I used a piece of patterned paper 3 1/2x4 1/4 centered between the score lines.  I layered PTI Mat Stack 1 under the hole on the front.  A stamped and heat embossed sentiment was placed so it clearly showed.  I used several Petaloo Flora Doodles to embellish the front and back side of the cards.  The red one is a Christmas card and was a little more involved.  On the white back piece I stamped PTI Background Basics in Pure Poppy ink.  I made a tag from a white shipping tag.  It was covered in red & white strip paper,  A ticket from PTI Just the Ticket was cut with white cardstock & stamped in Pure Poppy ink.  I did use an oval Spellbinder die on it.  The Poinsettias are also Petaloo.  Red dyed seam binding is added to the tag and 2 rhinestone stars were also placed on the tag.  The front of the red piece was stamped with PTI Fancy Flourishes in Fresh Snow ink.
The edges of  both pieces are glued between the outside edge and the 1/2 score.  Then you sort of bow it in and it will make the shadow box.  You can easily flatten it to have it fit in an A2 envelope.
These cards are really cute and not at all hard to make when you understand the directions.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting, Suze! Can't wait to learn to make them.