Shadow box card

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 13 Sep, 2017

We’ve all had that hold-your-breath moment as we desperately try to squeeze a large letter through the smallest slot in the post of? ce! Why compromise on depth or detail in your crafty creations when you can have the best of both worlds? Box cards can be fantastically 3D and packed with layers, yet fold completely ?at for easy and economical postage. Xcut shadow box dies make creating intricate scenes a doddle, and a few extra highlights of coloured paper can add all the detail you need.

1. Trim a sheet of green cardstock to measure 6 x 7". Using the Xcut Fairground Shadow Box Dies, cut the carousel layer from the middle of the sheet. Glue small pieces of yellow cardstock behind the small circular holes. Die cut the bulbs from blue cardstock, fussy cut off and glue to the string of lights.

2. Cut the tent layer from a 6 x 7" piece of beige cardstock, positioning the aperture so that it lines up with the previous layer. Glue orange cardstock behind the details on the tents, and add die-cut bulbs at the top. Trim the front aperture from a 5 x 7" piece of white cardstock and back the poles at the sides with strips of pink cardstock. 

3. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 x 7". Position landscape and score at ½" and 2" from each side. Mark pencil lines at ½" intervals down the sides. Line the back with blue cardstock.

4. Score each of the die-cut inner layers at ½" from the sides. Glue the layers inside the card using the folded tabs, lining up the folds with the pencil guide lines. Glue the white frame to the front of the box.

5. Cut the words ‘Be yourself and have’ from grey cardstock using Xcut Script Alphabet Lower Case Large Dies, and the word ‘Fun’ using the upper case dies. Glue to a 5 x 6½" piece of acetate with a Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen, arranging the words as shown. Repeat with a lighter shade and mat the two together, so the letters are slightly offset.

6. Stick the acetate to the inside front of the card with double-sided tape. Finish with a few die-cut balloons.

Project and how-to instructions by Sharon Dobson. Project originally published in issue (82) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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