When I was asked to make a paper flower shadow box card to show off the new shadow box frame dies from Rubbernecker, I chose to make a beautiful poinsettia showing through the window because I was in the “Christmas in July” mood. I think this turned out so pretty I might have to try some other flowers, too!
The Paper Shadow Box and Card Base
- Cut the shadow box frame using white cardstock.
- Use red cardstock and a die from the Nested Inside Scallop to cut the frame layer.
- Line up the shadow box frame over the scalloped layer and cut the frame opening.
- Attach the red frame to the shadow box using double stick tape.
- 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 to the back of the frame and attach it to the white A2 sized card base.
- Be sure and check out my Shadow Box Video Tutorial showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.
The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly
- Use red and green cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note: I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections for the main base of the flower.
- Cut the holly sections using green and red cardstock. Attach the red berries to the holly using glossy accents.
- Lay the holly sections on a molding pad and use the leaf tool.
- Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
- Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
- Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
- Cut the tiny flower centers using yellow cardstock, form them using a stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center.
- Apply yellow stickles to the tiny flower center and red stickles to the red holly berries.
Arrange the Poinsettia and Holly
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the card base inside the frame..
- Tuck the holly branches under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.
I hope this inspires you to try to make your own paper flower shadow box card now that making the shadow box frame is SO much easier with Rubbernecker’s new dies! Check out my shadow box category to see more of my cards made using shadow box frames. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.
Here are the Rubbernecker dies used for my card.
Here are the other tools and supplies used.