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Wed 08

Shadow Box Card
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  Have you joined this month’s Spring Fling challenge with your spring themed projects yet?  As you can see, my card was inspired by it.  When I saw how all those tree collage dies from the Spring release could be layered, I wanted to make my first shadow box card.  And since I only have the two largest collage dies, my card is not a standard A2 size.

Bristol paper was used to create my card.  Started by trimming two 5.25” x 6.5” panels.  Along the short side, both panels were scored at 4.25” and 5”.  Took one of them and die cut the largest Rustic Tree Collage from it for the front.


To create the inner layer, started with a 5-3/16” x 6.5” panel.  Scored along the short side at 1/4” and 1/2”.  Flipped the panel and repeated the scoring on the opposite side.  The Bramble Collage was die cut in the center of it.

On the other remaining 5-1/4” x 6.5” panel, ink blended Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress inks with blender brushes to create the background sky.


The grass was die cut with the Wild Grass Border die and colored with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress inks.  Flicked on some water and dabbed with a paper towel for texture.   The largest bunny from Little Bunny Trio was die cut three times and stacked for dimension.  Added strong adhesive tape to the 1/4” scored sections and assembled the card to finish.


I actually forgot to stamp the sentiment from Big and Little Spring stamp set directly on the background sky panel before assembling, so the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip and added after.  The finished size measures 4.25” w x 6.5” h x 0.75”d.  It flattens down to 5”x6.5” and easily fits into an A7 envelope.


To make a portrait shadow box card that fits into a standard A2 size envelope, start with 4.5”x5.5” panels and score at 3.5” and 4.25”on the short side.   This will result in a 3.5” wide front.  

And that does it for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Stay home and craft on.






Very sweet card! I love the dimension on the card.

Trina, that is fabulous - love all the layers! It's a perfect springtime / Easter card!

Delightful scene for this project, Trina. tfs

A gorgeous shadow box card! Beautiful layers and sweet bunnies!

WOW! This is so cool! Love this shadow box card Trina! You did an amazing job! What a fun way to use the new dies!

your shadow box card looks amazing Trina :) those little bunny's in the white forest are adorable :)

Oh my goodness is that ever adorable, love the dimension of the scene!

Your shadow box card is so adorable, Trina. I love your color combo for the sponged background and all your die cut layers and sweet bunnies. TFS all your dimensions and photos. If I ever decide to do a shadow box I will use your photo tutorial:-) TFS my friend. Happy Easter and stay safe and creative. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Trina, this card is just so sweet...and beautiful!

Wow! This is a real treat! Love all the dimension!

Both dies together made such a beautiful card and place for those sweet bunnies to hide in the grass. This is a lovely shadow box card.

Such a beautiful shadow box Trina!

This is absolutely fabulous! What a beautiful creation and with those wonderful colors, it takes us outdoors for a beautiful Easter scene! Well done!

This is so pretty, Trina! I love that you layered the two different collage die-cut panels. The sponged background sky is stunning, and I could almost hear the die-cut bunnies' happy laughter. Thanks so much for sharing how to make the shadow box with the measurements! Happy Easter!
Hideko xx

So clever, so creative and so very pretty and Wow to this being your first shadow box Trina x

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