Square Shadow Box Frame for Dimensional Cards

Today I’m sharing a beautiful garden scene card with lots of dimension made using the Rubbernecker 4.75″ Square Shadow Box Frame.  This frame and the A2 Shadow Box Frame were so popular when they were released last month that they sold out really quickly.  They are back in stock now if you want to add one to your collection.  For my scene I used the Gate and Arbor, Arch Trellis, Shaped Fence #5, Winter Tree, Spring Leaves, Leaves and Greenery, Grass, Tiny Flower Buds and Small Butterflies.

You can create wonderful dimensional scenes using the new Rubbernecker square shadow box frame.

The Square Shadow Box Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the 5.50″ x 11.00″ blue card base and score at 5.50″.
  • Cut the square shadow box frame using blue cardstock.  Note:  Die cutting machine Base-Width must be 7 inches or wider for this large die.
  • Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame. Note:  The frame has the score lines built in to the die.
  • 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 blue square card base.
  • Check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frameFor my card today I didn’t add a scenery background layer likes shown in the video. 

The Inner Grass Layers and Arch Trellis

  • Cut two 4.75″ grass layers using green cardstock.
  • Apply a double layered strip of mounting tape to the back grass layer, insert it inside the frame and attach to the back wall.
  • Apply four strips of layered mounting tape to the back of the second grass layer and attach it to the back layer.
  • Use white card stock to cut the arbor.
  • Cut the foliage using green cardstock and the tiny flower buds using two different shades of pink cardstock.
  • Attach the foliage stems and tiny flowers all the way around the arbor using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the arbor and attach in the center back of the card base.

If you love to create cards with lots of dimension you will definitely want to check out this square shadow box frame by Rubbernecker.

The Arbor, Fence and Grass

  • Cut the arbor out three times using white cardstock and attach them all together using glossy accents.  I wanted to be sure the arbor was sturdy enough to stand straight since it is only attached at the base of the card.
  • Cut the fence sections using white cardstock and the hinges and gate handle using black cardstock.  Note:  I didn’t use the gate that comes in the Gate and Arbor and instead used the new Shaped Fence.
  • Use green cardstock to cut two 5.00″ wide grass sections.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front grass, line up the arbor in the center and attach it along with the gate and fence sections.
  • Attach the second grass layer to the back of the fence section using double stick tape.
  • Apply an a second strip of mounting tape to the back of the grass and fence section and attach it to the card base.
  • Finish by attaching the hinges and gate handle using glossy accents.


Creating dimensional cards is so easy using this new square shadow box frame by Rubbernecker.

The Tree

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
  • Trim off some of the branches to create a slimmer tree that will fit well into the scene.
  • Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
  • Attach the tree to the frame using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.

The Flower Stems and Butterflies

  • Cut the foliage using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using two different shades of pink cardstock.
  • Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass and fence sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the tiny flowers and attach them to the foliage stems. Note:  I attached taller sections of foliage and flower stems to the right side of the frame to balance the visual weight of the tree on the left.
  • Finish the card by attaching the three small butterflies in the scene using glossy accents.

If you love creating cards with depth and dimension you will love using the new square shaow box frame by Rubbernecker.

Have you enjoyed seeing my square shadow box card with the pretty garden scene?  I had so much fun making it.  I took the last picture above to show the .50″ depth of the frame so you can see how much room there is to fill it with lots of layers.   Pop over to my Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene to see how I used the A2 Shadow Box Frame.  If you are interested in the new shadow box frames you might want to hop on over to Rubbernecker before the become out of stock again.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.

Here are all the Rubbernecker dies used for this card.

5316D Square Shadow Box Frame Die
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Gate and Arbor Die Cut 5166D
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5307-01D Arch Trellis Die
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5314-05D Sloped Fence #5 Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Here are the othr tools and supplies used.

Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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4 thoughts on “Square Shadow Box Frame for Dimensional Cards”

  1. Spectacular! The depth provided by the frame “makes” the scene! Your work, as always, is truly flawless in every way.


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