Do you like interactive cards, but don’t have the confidence to try them? Today’s technique is one of the easiest ways to create an interactive card, and it’s easier than it looks!
Hi there! It’s Therese here, and I have the BEST cards to share with you today! In fact, I had so much fun making my first design that I just had to create another lol.
I love to stretch my stamps and the recent Easter release from Ellen Hutson… well, lets just say, it’s not just for Easter. In fact most of the cards I have made using this release have not been for Easter, and I’ve been having a LOT of fun! Especially today, check it out.
You do not need any special dies or products to create a Shadow Box card. It’s a simple cut and fold technique and you can add whatever elements you want to decorate.
For my first card I used the Pyramid Box Carrot Add-On die to make some grass for my flowers from the Sew Cute Bunny Die set.
I had some images from the Sweet Spring Combo ready to go and they looked so cute on these designs that I couldn’t help myself.
This card has something a little extra…. a ‘moving’ bunny. This time I also added some larger leaves from the Painted Florals Die set and a sentiment from You’re a treasure.
- To create your own shadow box card. Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 6 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ and score at 1/2″ and 1″ on each side. Fold each of these edges and attach them together with a strong adhesive tape or liquid glue.
- The final size of this card is the same as an A2 card when you fold the edges inwards.
- Stamp and sentiments or images onto the panels before you join them.
- You can decorate a shadow box card with any images and in any colors of you choice.
- Don’t add too much dimension. I used thin foam squares to pop up my flowers and leaves.
- Use an acetate ‘hinge’ to adhere an image into the fold so that it moves when you open and close the card. (this is how I attached the rabbit in my second card design).
- Beware… this technique is addictive (ask me how I know).