I’ve made plenty of cards for people who love golf, like the one you can see here and check out here, and with the terrific shadow box frame die from Rubbernecker, I all of a sudden envisioned a shadow box greeting card for golfers complete with the cart, the clubs and the rolling greens. I LOVE how this turned out and if it weren’t for the shadow box die doing all the work, I might not have tried it. For this card I used the Rubbernecker A2 Shadow Box Frame, Golf Cart, Golf Bag and Flag Stick, Tabbed Mountains, Leaf Group, Tiny Flower Buds, Slimline Clouds and Small Birds.
The Shadow Box Frame Scene Background
- Cut the shadow box frame using white cardstock.
- Cut the 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ scene base using white cardstock.
- Use a large blender brush and light blue ink to apply a blue sky on the frame and the background scene layer.
- 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 red A2 sized card base.
- Be sure and check out my video below showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.
Mountain Grass Layers
- Cut one 5.00″ wide grass layer using green cardstock and mountain die.
- Use green cardstock to cut three 4 7/8″ wide mountain layers with three different heights to layer inside the box.
- Apply double layer strips of mounting tape to the back of of all three grass layers and insert them inside the frame.
- Attach the tallest layer to the scene base.
- Attach the middle layer to the back snow layer.
- Finish by attaching the shortest layer to the middle layer.
- Apply double stick tape to the front grass layer and attach it to the front of the frame.
Cloud. Foliage, Flowers and Bird
- Cut a couple sections of the leaf group using green cardstock.
- Cut the branches and attach them together using glossy accents to create shrubs.
- Use red cardstock to cut the tiny flowers, form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the tiny flowers to the shrubs using glossy accents.
- Tuck the shrubs in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.
- Use white cardstock to cut the cloud, cut to 5.00″ and attach to the top of the frame using a strip of mounting tape.
Golf Cart, Bag and Flag
- Cut the golf cart and bag using three coordinating colors.
- Cut the tires using black cardstock and the golf clubs using grey cardstock.
- Assemble the main base pieces of the cart and attach using glossy accents.
- Use rolled double stick tape to attach the fenders to the cart base.
- Finish by assembling the tire and covers and attach them together and to the cart using glossy accents.
- Assemble the golf bag sections and golf clubs and attach using glossy accents.
- Attach the golf cart and bag to the front of the frame using a strip of mounting tape.
- Use red and white cardstock to cut the stick and flag and assemble using glossy accents.
- Tuck the flag behind one of the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.
Check out my Shadow Box Category to see all the different ways I’ve used this fun frame die.
This shadow box greeting card for golfers of all skill levels is a cute way to send a little extra something to acknowledge an event or even just a great day on the links!