Today I’m sharing a Christmas gingerbread house shadow box card made using several dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. I handmade a shadow box to put my scene in and added several layers of snow in the box and on the box front to create the levels of dimension. I used the Gingerbread House, Globe Tree #1, Deckle Hills, Nested Rounded Corner Squares, Greenery #1 for the scene elements and used the Splatter Background to create the falling snow flakes.
The Shadow Box
I took a few photos of the steps I took to make the shadow box. I wrote the instructions on the box so you could have it all on one photo if you wanted to keep it handy to make a box of your own. The finished box will be 5″ square. Note: I stamped the Splatter Background on the box and inside box layer using white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
- Cut a piece of 5″ square cardstock to use as your background layer inside the box and set aside.
- Cut a piece of 8 ” square cardstock.
- Draw lines 1 1/2″ in on all sides
- Line up the square die on your cardstock and cut the frame opening. Note: My pictures do not include this step.
- Cut the corners of the box out using your scissors.
- Score the sides of the box at 6 1/2″ and 7 1/4″ and fold the score lines in towards the center of the box.
- Apply double stick tape to the top and bottom inside tab of the box.
- Secure the 5″ card base to the top and bottom tabs inside the box. See below for steps to add snow layers and closing the box.
The Shadow Box and Snow Layers
- Cut 5 white snow layers 5″ wide.
- Create the shadow box following the steps above but leave open to attach the snow layers to the inside card base.
- Apply one layer of mounting tape to the back of the back snow layer and attach to the base.
- Apply three layers of mounting tape to the second layer of snow and attach to the base.
- Apply five layers of mounting tape to the third layer of snow and attach to the base.
- Apply double stick tape to the front of the fourth snow layer and attach it to the inside on the frame.
- Apply a single layer of mounting tape to the front snow layer and attach to the front of the box.
- Finish closing the box by attaching double stick tape to the side tabs.
- Apply double stick tape all the way around the back of the box and secure it to the folded card base.
The Gingerbread House
- Cut the house using woodgrain cardstock and the roof, windows and snow sections using white cardstock.
- Cut the gumdrops using red, yellow, blue and green cardstock.
- Cut the shutters using red cardstock, the inside windows using yellow cardstock and the tiny wreaths using green cardstock.
- Apply yellow Wink of Stella to a piece of scrap yellow cardstock, cut to fit behind the windows and attach using Connect glue.
- Attach the red shutters and the wreaths to the windows using glossy accents and then attach the windows and door to the house front using glossy accents.
- Attach the gumdrops to the gumdrop base using Connect glue and apply clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle.
- Apply double stick tape to the front of the gumdrop base and attach it to to the roof section.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the roof section and attach to the house.
- Create a string of rolled up double stick tape, apply it to the snow layer and attach it to the roof layer.
The Trees and the Christmas Tree Lights
- Cut six trees using green cardstock.
- Stamp the trees using the Splatter Background and emboss using white embossing powder.
- Run all the trees through the crimper to add texture and dimension.
- Cut the tree lights using red, yellow, blue and green cardstock.
- Lay a piece of gold metallic string down the craft sheet.
- Apply glossy accents to the tree lights and attach them to the gold string and allow to dry.
- Apply a glue dot to the top back of a tree and begin attaching the tree lights. string the lights back and forth across the tree and finally attach to the bottom back of the tree with glue a glue dot.
Assemble the Ginger Bread Shadow Box Card
- Tuck two trees in between the back snow layer and attach with double stick tape.
- Tuck the third three in between the second snow layer and attach with three layers of mounting tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the bottom of the gingerbread house and four layers of mounting tape to the top portion of the house tuck in between the second and third snow layer.
- Tuck the decorate tree and two front trees in between the snow layers and attach using strips of mounting tape.
- Cut greenery sections using green cardstock and attach tiny red 1/16″ punched circles using glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching the greenery and berries to the front snow layers using glossy accents.
Here is the list of Rubbernecker dies used to make this card.
This is the list of tools and supplies used for the project. You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.
I had so much fun making the shadow box card. I thought the gingerbread house and trees were the perfect images to create the scene. Check out this Pinterest page for more Christmas shadow box card inspiration. Check out this Pinterest page for more gingerbread house inspiration. I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and my shadow box box tutorial. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.