Do you feel that your gorgeous cards should be displayed rather than hidden in a drawer? We make cards to cheer up people and wouldn’t it be great if they were always out in the open, brightening up everyone’s day? I like to put my favorite cards on my mantle in the living room, but sometimes they fall over. That’s why I wanted to show you how to make a Shadow Box card. Shadow Boxes are great for displaying our cards. They stand up beautifully and have a striking 3-d effect. I also love the depth they give to projects.
One of the best features of a Shadow Box is their versatility. You can make them any size. In my video, I show how to easily measure the paper so you can make them as wide or as narrow as you like – in any dimension.
Decorating Shadow Box Cards
I had a ball decorating this shadow box. They are particularly fun to decorate because you can have stamped images on both the outside and the inside the box. I do both in the sample above. I decorated the outside (front) of the box with the stamped purple border and the trees glued to the front. The inside of the box is decorated with images I stamped and punched or cut out.
Decorating the outside (front) of the box is optional. If you’re looking for a fast project and don’t want to do the added step, this project is still lovely if there is only decoration in the inside. Especially if you choose to make yours smaller, it may not be necessary to decorate the outside.
Although I punched all the images for the the inside of my Shadow Box, you could easily stamp your images. In my video, I suggest tracing the shape of the framelit onto the cardstock lightly in pencil so you know where to stamp your images. Once you’re done your stamping, use a good quality eraser to remove the pencil markers.
See my video for detailed instructions on how to do this project. If you don’t have time to make it right away, save this post to Pinterest so you can go back later and make this project.
Display your cards:
I hope this post inspires you to display your beauties! Whether you choose to make a shadow box to show your stunning creations, or choose to display your standard cards, please set them out and don’t hide them away! And for the most fun, rotate them around so you they’re always changing and inspiring you in your creativity.
Stamps: Foxy Friends
Paper: Pool Party and Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Other: Fox Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies
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