Yesterday I shared how to make a shadow box greeting card and I felt like I was on a roll so today I’m sharing another one, this time as a nautical card. I just love the depth of these projects – you can fit so much into your scene! I love how the layered waves and boat draw the eye back into the depth of the little scene. For this project I used the Rubbernecker Lighthouse, Waves, Boats, Deckle Hills, Grass #2, Small Birds and Nested Squares.
he Shadowbox Frame 4.00″ Square
- Cut a piece of red cardstock sized at 6.00″
- Place the cardstock on the Scor-Pal and score all four sides at 1.00″ and .50″.
- Place the frame on your cutting platform, line up the square die and run through your die cutting machine to cut the frame opening.
- Use your scissor to cut the four corners.
- Fold all the score lines in towards the center and use the bone folder to create a good crease.
- Apply double stick tape to the top and bottom inside tab edge of the box.
- Cut a piece of designer paper just a tad bit smaller than 4.00″ square to fit inside the box and use as the scene base.
- Secure the scene base to the top and bottom tabs inside the box.
- Finish closing the box by attaching double stick tape to the side tabs, fold in and attach to the back side of the scene base.
- Apply double stick tape all the way around the back of the box and secure it to the folded card base.
The Card Base, Sand and Wave Layers
- Cut a blue 5.00″ square card base and a 4.75″ piece of designer paper.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the designer paper and attach it to the card base.
- Use double stick tape to attach the shadowbox frame to the card base.
- Use Kraft cardstock to cut two 4.00″ and layers.
- Cut three 3 7/8″ blue wave sections.
- Attach one layer of mounting tape to the back wave layer and attach it inside the frame card base.
- Apply three layers of mounting tape to the second wave layer and five layers of tape to the third layer and attach them to the card base.
- Adhere double stick tape to the back sand layer and attach it directly to the frame.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front sand layer and attach it to the frame.
The Lighthouse, Boat, Grass and Birds
- Use red, white and blue cardstock to cut the lighthouse and boat sections. Note: I used two sections of the body of the lighthouse, attached together using glossy accents to make it sturdy enough to stand up on the front of the card.
- Assemble the sections and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the lower back of the lighthouse and tuck it in between the sand layers and secure in place.
- Assemble the boat sections using glossy accents.
- Apply two layers mounting tape to the back of the boat, tuck it in between the wave layers and attach to the card base.
- Cut the grass pieces using green cardstock, tuck them in between the sand layers and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by cutting birds using red cardstock and attach them to the sand layer and card base using small pieces of mounting tape.
I just love a good nautical card – I can almost smell the ocean and hear the waves lapping – try one and just see if you get the same vibe! Here are links to other lighthouse and boat cards that I’ve made using these fun dies. I’ve used them on several fun card layouts. You can get more inspiration by checking out this Pinterest link.
Here are the dies used for this project.
Here are the tools and supplies.
I love making a dimensional nautical card using the lighthouse and boat.