Today I’m sharing a shadow box frame beach scene with palm trees, sparkling ocean waves and lots of colorful beach accessories. I love how the shadow box frame allowed me the depth to create a diorama with the layers of sand, waves and the blue cloudy sky in the background that draws the eye in. For this project I used the A2 Shadow Box Frame, Beach Bag, Sand Toys, Waves, Deckle Hills, Palm Trees, Sun Moon, Grass, Birds, Flower Buds, Tiny Flower Buds and Cloud Stencil. As promised in my post yesterday I am sharing a short video on how to create the Shadow Box Frame.
The Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene Background
- Cut the shadow box frame using white cardstock.
- Cut the 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ scene base using white cardstock.
- Apply the cloudy sky background using Beachside ink, cloud stencil and a blender brush.
- Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame.
- Fold the frame sides in and use the bone folder to crisp up the crease on each fold.
- Apply 1/4″ double stick tape on the inside of the wide frame fold layers.
- Turn the frame face down, and insert the scene base face down in the frame.
- Remove the tape on both frame flaps, fold and secure the frame flaps closed.
- Turn the frame face up and push down on the scene layer and secure it in place to the taped frame flaps.
- Apply 1/4″ double stick to the back of the frame and attach it to the aqua A2 sized card base.
- Be sure and check out my video below showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.
The Sand and Waves
- Cut two 5″ wide sand layers using the Deckle Hills die and Kraft cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the sand layers by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock.
- Cut three 4 7/8″ wide wave layers using aqua cardstock and the Waves dies..
- Apply white embossing paste to the waves by dabbing it on with your finger or a palette knife.
- Sprinkle clear glitter over the embossing paste while it is still wet and allow it to dry.
- Apply a double thickness of mounting tape to the back of the back wave section and attach it to the scene base.
- Continue by applying a double thickness of mounting tape to the second and third wave layers and attach them in the scene.
- Apply double stick tape to the front of one of the sand layers and attach it inside to the bottom frame opening.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the second sand layer and attach it to the front of the frame.
The Beach Scenery
- Cut the palm trees using green and Kraft cardstock.
- Apply Vintage Photo ink to the tree trunks using a mini applicator.
- Attach the palm fronds to the trunks using glossy accents.
- Tuck the palm tress in behind the sand layer and attach them in place using small strips of mounting tape.
- Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock and attach it to the frame using a piece of mounting tape.
- Use green cardstock to cut the grass sprigs.
- Tuck the grass springs around the base of the palm trees and attach using glossy accents.
- Cut the bird using white cardstock and apply Chill ink using a mini applicator.
- Attach the bird to the scene background using a small piece of mounting tape.
The Beach Accessories
- Cut the Beach Bag accessories, Sand Toys and flowers using bright green, teal and bright yellow cardstock. Note: The sunglasses base was cut using black cardstock.
- Emboss the beach bag to create a waffled appearance. Note: I used a retired embossing folder and don’t know the name of it.
- Assemble the beach bag and sand toy pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Tuck the beach ball in behind the back sand layer to appear floating on the water and attach using a piece of mounting tape.
- Tuck the bucket in behind the front sand layer and attach using mounting tape.
- Attach the beach bag to the front sand layer using mounting tape.
- Use glossy accents to attach the hat and flip flops to the sand layer.
I hope you find the Shadow Box Frame tutorial helpful. It shows just how easy it is cut, score and fold the frame.
Making this shadow box frame beach scene was so much fun and I love the depth of the scene. The bird flying in the background really appears to be off in the distance. Check out this Nautical Card to see another fun shadow box card. I am so excited about the new frames and can’t wait to share more projects with you. Have you had a chance to check out the new Rubbernecker die release? You won’t want to miss it. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Here are the Rubbernecker dies and products used for this card.
Here are the tools and supplies.
Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene cards are so much fun to make.