A Handmade Winter Shadow Box Card

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This handmade winter shadow box card is so much easier to make than it looks! Check it out!

This one of a kind handmade winter shadow box card is easier to make than it looks using one of our innovative dies. No measuring, no fussy cutting, no figuring out the fold lines – one spin through your die cutting machine and – voila – your shadow box frame is done! Then, anything you set in the scene will take on a magical look.

Let’s let Lisa take us through the steps to making this fun card and then you can adapt it to your own design using her tips and tricks.

Lisa stamped her choice of images from our Wintery Friends, colored them in with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. She also cut a piece of white card stock with our A2 Shadow Box Frame Die.

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Next, Lisa blended shades of Color Fuse Ink from Sets #7 and #6 over a piece of blue card stock to create a deep, wintry sky.

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When this was completely dry, she stamped the little snowflakes from our Snowman With Presents set randomly over the inked panel with Versamark and heat embossed them with white powder.

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For that little extra detail, Lisa splattered some white paint over the whole panel and set it aside to dry thoroughly while she cut some more elements.

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Lisa trimmed a piece of white card stock to card front size and then cut a piece of teal card stock to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and adhered it to the white. She folded the embossed fold lines on her shadow box die cut and adhered the corners together to create the frame.
Using our Horizontal Birch Trees die, Lisa cut a piece of white card stock and used our Slimline Clouds and Stitched Hills dies to cut a 5″ wide piece of white glitter card stock.

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Now that her snowflake panel was dry, she cut it to 5 1/4 x 4″ and adhered it to her white and teal layers, adding the birch tree die cut over that and then adhered her assembled shadow box frame over that. 

Lisa trimmed her clouds and hills die cute to fit inside her shadow box frame and adhered them inside with some dimensional adhesive.

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She then arranged her little characters inside the frame with varying thicknesses of more dimensional adhesive to emphasize that fabulous depth created with the shadow box frame.

Now Lisa cut another piece of the same color tea card stock using the largest die in our Nested Scallop With Holes with the fourth from the largest die in our Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die set centered inside to create a topper frame. PRO TIP: Use old washi tape to secure these in place to make sure nothing shifts.

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Lisa added this frame to her assembly with thin dimensional adhesive, adding even more depth and a feeling of being “in” the scene.

As her last touches, Lisa used our Joy Word With Shadow die set and cut the script portion from the white glitter paper and the shadow portion from the teal and adhered them together. She cut a piece of the white glitter paper with our Snowflake Cookie Die and used the inside piece – saving the star! – to adorn her card.

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A few sequins for some more light reflection and her fabulous project was done!

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Here are the items Lisa used today on this amazing card:
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You can take all the little tips and tricks Lisa shared to build even more depth and dimension in her handmade winter shadow box card and apply them to all kinds of projects like this. The possibilities are endless and with the “hard part” – the shadow box frame – done for you with a die, you can spend all your creative time on the fun stuff!

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