Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Christmas Shadow Box Card

I have been working on the shadow box card. I decided to tie it with ribbon . There are other ways that the box could be closed. When using ribbon I find it works best if a Zot dot is used to adhere the ribbon on the back so it doesn't fall off when the person receiving the card unties it. Although you could use glue which is messier.

My shadow box card isn't finished as I haven't found where I put my Christmas sentiment stamps to do the inside.  Between glitter and the transparency panel it was hard to get a good picture but I hope this gives you an idea of what it looks like inside.

The box card I saw in a book only had one cut out panel. A box template rubber stamp was modified for the card. I however wanted double cut out panels to give it more of a dimension. This is what my file ended up looking like on my work space in Studio. Just in case you would like to try your hand at making your own card. ;)
I didn't have any heavy card stock in white and for something like this a heavy card stock is needed. So I painted the card stock with white DecoArt Patio paint left over from years ago when I was painting outdoor containers. After it dried I painted DecoArt crystal Twinkle paint on it. I don't  know if  DecoArt still makes the Twinkle paint as I couldn't find it recently in a craft store. The panel behind the tree is gray card stock. I painted with the Patio paint on it to look like snow and sprinkled crystal glitter in the paint while it was still wet. The tree is a free Studio file. For the tree I used brown ink for the trunk applying it with a bristle brush. The tree is painted with Peridot Folk Art Extreme Glitter paint. I only used one coat but more coats could be used. The star gems were a recent find at a dollar store. LOL! I sort of went crazy using them.

This type of card could be made for any occasion and if a person wanted it larger it could be cut using 12x12. Also remember if you don't have card stock a color you would like or if for whatever reason your card stock is discolored you can always use paint. I especially like to use the glitter paint on card stock after cutting out my shapes as it is not as hard on the blade of the cutting machine as cutting glitter paper is.

That's all folks for now. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Beautiful! I think this is going to be a Christmas hit. Thanks for sharing Ms. Myoriah. This is inspiring. xxx- Debbie

  2. What a great project! I love the Christmas tree surprise inside!


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