Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Hello Monday

How To Make A Simple Shadow Box Card

Are you looking for an extra special card design? With a few score lines you can make this very simple shadow box, featuring a fun interactive element!

How To Make A Simple Shadow Box Card

It will even fit inside your standard A-2 envelope for mailing!  Julie’s project today has a quick and easy, brayered ink background.

  1. Both front and back panels measure 5.5 x 6.25”
  2. Score at .5 and 1” from each of the short ends, on both panels
  3. Mountain fold the 1” score lines; valley fold the .5 score lines
How To Make A Simple Shadow Box Card


  • When loading and braying ink, use a continuous motion (lift and roll, lift and roll).
  • If the colors are similar to each other, you can roll off excess onto scratch paper before changing ink colors; start with lightest color first.
  • Use tape to block off parts of a sentiment prior to inking; remove tape prior to stamping.
  • If mailing, crease fold lines very well with a bone folder to help compress the shadow box as much as possible; card stock of 80# or less tends to collapse down better for this project (less bulk).  Use flat embellishments.


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  • Reply Lagene February 10, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Awesome interactive shadow box card, thanks for the video!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss February 10, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Sooooo CUTE!!!! Love this card!!!

  • Reply maureenkmorton February 10, 2020 at 9:38 am

    So dang cute! Thanks for reminding me of this quick technique. And the hug quotient…..perfect. Also love that dear dish (perfect for you weather up there, eh?). See ya soon.

  • Reply Scraporcraft February 10, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Great video on the creation of the card. Very fun idea for the hug.

  • Reply Nan February 10, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Love this card! 💕 thank you for sharing!

  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 February 12, 2020 at 4:12 am

    So sweet!

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