Shadowboxing

Hey everyone! One of my favorite types of cards to make is a shadowbox card. They're so easy, but they always seem to impress, AND they fit in a regular envelope! Woohoo - what could be better. I hadn't made one in a while, and I really wanted to show off this beautiful K & Co Peppermint Twist paper I got at Target, so I pulled out my dusty (ahem, I mean trusty) Scor-Pal and my circle Nestabilities and got to work.

The first card I made uses a snowflake and sentiment from Verve Visual's Winter Wonder set and a coordinating circle frame from the Seasonal Circles set. To make a shadow box card, you first cut two pieces of cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5". Next I marked the center of the card and cut a circle out of the piece I wanted to be the front of my card. To mat the circle, I just chose a slightly smaller circle die to cut out of black paper and glued the negative of the cutout behind the circle in the card front. Next I pulled out my Scor-Pal and scored at 1/2" and 1" from each end on both pieces of cardstock. Then I lined up the two pieces and stamped through the hole, so I knew the image would be in the center when I glue the pieces together. For this card, I used Soft Sky for the snowflake and Versafine Onyx Black for the circle frame. Next I used some Terrifically tacky tape to secure ribbon on both sides of the front card in between the inner score lines. I then folded the along the score lines and secured the two pieces together along the two outer edges. To add a little interest, I punched along each edge with a corner rounder punch(with the guide removed) to make a scallop edge on both sides of the card. I used my Crop-a-dile for the holes in each scallop and then outlined them with a black glaze marker. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx black and punched out with the SU small oval punch and layered onto a black large oval punch with holes pierced around the edges. I finished off with a black velvet bow on the side and some bling and a pearl center for the snowflake.

The second card is pretty much the same, except I used Skating Sprinkle from the Kitty Christmas set by The Cat's Pajamas. I added some dots around the circle with a black glaze pen to give it a little personality and a single velvet blow on the edge of the circle. I colored Sprinkle with Soft Sky ink and a blender pen and added some Stardust Stickles to all her fluffy outerwear. The sentiment is one of my favorite TCP stamps, Meowy Christmas.

Okay, that's all for today peeps. Be sure to check out Allison's blog for some really cool Blog Candy! And the Verve Design Team has another fabulous project scheduled for posting over on the Verve Blog today. Did you see Jen's ornament from yesterday? Adorable!

18 comments

  1. Looks so easy even I could do it!! Add this to my list of things to make...check, check!! LOL

    Great cards!! :)

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  2. Love both these cards Julee.. I am going to have to tackle these after the holidays.

    Have a great day !!

    Janine

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  3. I made one of these for Valentines Day last year........you're right, lots of bang for little effort!! Thanks for the reminder!!

    Shirley

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  4. What cool cards, Julee! They look like too much for for me! ;)

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  5. Gorgeous shadowbox card!! Love the kittie birthday card too. You really have an inspiring color eye!!!

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  6. These cards are beautiful! The design and colors are fabulous! :)

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  7. Love these shadowbox cards. ..never made one though. Yours are fab!

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  8. ~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.comDecember 13, 2007 at 3:29 PM

    SO cute! Gorgeous!! :)

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  9. Super cute Julee! Shadowbox cards are one of my favorite things to make too! As always, I just love how you embellish everything!

    Linda

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  10. Nice job Julee! I really like the scalloped edges.

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  11. I don't know...call me pessimistic, but you always manage to make everything look easy. But for that adorable Sprinkles, I'll give it a try.

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  12. So cute! I love the color scheme!

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  13. Both of these cards are adorable!! I'm going to have to try this technique out soon. :)

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  14. Both cards are adorable. LOVE Sprinkle.... That cat is just so sassy!

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  15. I like them both! I have NEVER made a shadow box card...can you believe it??? I will have to give it a try here soon!

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  16. I don't think I've seen the faux eyelets done in black, just white. They look great with that black ribbon and soft background.

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