A Scarecrow Shadow Box Card

I just love how this scarecrow shadow box card turned out and it’s so much easier to create using the new A2 Shadow Box Frame Die from Rubbernecker. No more scoring and cutting and snipping and tweaking and adjusting…..one spin through my die cutting machine and the whole shadow box frame was DONE! I created the scene using the Scarecrow, Cornstalks, Apples, Pears and Corn, Pumpkins and Ivy, Grass, Grass #2 and Birds.

A fun Scarecrow Shadow Box Card with corn and pumkins to create a fall scene.

The Scarecrow Shadow Box Frame and 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 showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame. 

The Scarecrow 

  • Cut the scarecrow using multiple colors of cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the crow using black cardstock and attach it to the arms of the scarecrow using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the scarecrow and attach him to the stake.

You can make this Scarecrow Shadow Box Card with its pretty fall scene using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Pumpkins, Corn and Cornstalks and Crows

  • Cut several pumpkins using yellow cardstock.
  • Color the stems using green ink and a mini applicator.
  • Apply orange ink to the pumpkins using mini applicators.
  • Cut several sections of cornstalks using green cardstock .
  • Hand cut small yellow slivers of cardstock and attach to the back of each cornstalk using glossy accents.
  • Cut birds using black cardstock.
  • Use yellow and green cardstock to cut the corn and husks and attach them together using glossy accents.

Assemble the Scarecrow Shadow Box Scene

  • Cut several grass sections and grass sprigs using green cardstock.
  • Cut the grass sections to fit inside the shadow box frame and one to fit across the front of the frame.
  • Apply double layers mounting tape to the back of the three inside grass sections and layer and attach them inside the frame.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the front grass layer and attach it to the frame.
  • Secure the scarecrow in place behind the front grass layer by attaching three layers of mounting tape to his back and one piece to his arm and attach in the scene.
  • Attach several ears of corn to the back of the grass layer using glossy accents.
  • Gently form the pumpkins with your fringes, apply pieces of mounting tape to the back and attach them in behind the grass layer.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the crows to the frame and back scene layer using small pieces of mounting tape.

This Scarecrow Shadow Box Card featuring a fall scene in a shadow box was created entirely from die cuts

I would for you to check out the Scarecrow Z Fold Card made using these same die cuts.

Here are the product links used for this card.

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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5216-04D Scarecrow Die
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5215-03D Corn Stalks Die
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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5215-05D Pumpkins and Ivy Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Birds Die 5142-05D
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #9
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #2
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #3
[ RBB ]
 

 
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I had so much fun making this scarecrow shadow box card with all the fall die cuts from Rubbernecker.  I have lots of ideas in my head for using this time saving Shadow Box Frame die.  What kinds of cards are you looking forward to making using it? The possibilities are endless.

A Cute Gnome Shadow Box Card

I just love how this gnome shadow box card turned out and I have to say it was SO MUCH EASIER to create using the new Shadow Box Frame Die from Rubbernecker. No more scoring and cutting and snipping and tweaking and adjusting…..one spin through my die cutting machine and the whole shadow box frame was DONE! 

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Square Shadow Box Frame, Gingerbread House, Gnome Couple, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds and Globe Tree #1 (star).

An adorable Gnome Shadow Box Card using forced perspective to create a snowy scene

The Square Shadow Box Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the 5.50″ x 11.00″ red card base and score at 5.50″.
  • Use blue cardstock to cut a 4.75″ square layer for the scene base.
  • Cut the square shadow box frame using white 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 tape on two of the inside of the frame fold layers.
  • Turn the frame face down, and insert the blue 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 card base.
  • Check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.  

Snow Layers

  • Cut four 4.75″  snow layers using white cardstock and the Deckle Hills.
  • Trim about 1/8″ off of three of the snow layers to fit inside the frame.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the first snow layer and attach it inside the frame and attach to the back wall.
  • Apply double layers of mounting tape to the remaining two layers that fit inside the frame.
  • Attach the second layer to the first and continue by attaching the third layer to the second. 
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the front snow layer and attach it to the front of the frame.

 

This Gnome Shadow Box Card featuring a snowy scene in a shadow box was created entirely from die cuts

The Gingerbread House

  • Cut the house using woodgrain cardstock and the roof, windows and snow sections using white cardstock.
  • Use red, yellow, blue and green cardstock to cut the gumdrops .
  • Cut the shutters using red cardstock, the inside windows using yellow cardstock and the tiny wreaths using green cardstock.
  • Apply yellow Wink of Stella to a piece of scrap yellow cardstock, cut to fit behind the windows and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the red shutters and the wreaths to the windows using glossy accents and then attach the windows and door to the house front using glossy accents.
  • Attach the gumdrops to the gumdrop base using glossy accents and apply clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle.
  • Apply double stick tape to the front of the gumdrop base and attach it to to the roof section.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the roof section and attach to the house.
  • Create a string of rolled up double stick tape, apply it to the snow layer and attach it to the roof layer.

The Trees, Gnomes and Birds

  • Cut the evergreen trees using white cardstock.
  • Apply snow to the trees using white Nuvo Crustal drops and set aside to dry.
  • Cut the gnome heads using white cardstock and the body parts using white, red, green and black cardstock.
  • Color the face, beard and hair using Color Fuse inks and mini applicators.
  • Assemble the gnome pieces and attach them together using glossy accents and small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the birds using red cardstock.

Assemble the Scene

  • Attach double layers of mounting tape to the back of the gingerbread house, tuck it in behind the snow layers and attach it to the scene base.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of several white circles and attach them to the scene base and gingerbread house to create falling snow.  Note:  Call me crazy but I save all the negative circle cutouts from eyelet die cuts to use for snow.m  I use my reverse tweezers to pick them up and place them.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach them in behind the snow layers and to the front frame.
  • Attach the gnomes ito the snow layers using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish the card by attaching the birds to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

PRO TIP: Use what is called “forced perspective” to add elements to your scenes even if they are sized differently. For example, this little gingerbread cottage is obviously much smaller than our little gnome friends. But by adding it at the very back of the scene with all the layers in front of it add that optical illusion of distance and more like a cozy home for these two characters.

 

You can make this Gnome Shadow Box Card with its snowy cottage scene using die cuts from Rubbernecker

Here are all the Rubbernecker products used to make this card.

 
5316D Square Shadow Box Frame Die
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5179D Gingerbread House Die Cut
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Color Fuse Set #2
[ RBB ]
 

 
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I got such a kick out of making the gnome shadow box card and can’t wait to try out other shadow box cards with this time saving die! What kinds of cards are you looking forward to making using it?

A Paper Flower Shadow Box Card

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!

This paper flower shadow box card features this bountiful poinsettia just bursting through the frame - come check out how it was done!

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. 

This paper flower shadow box was so much easier to make thanks to the new dies from Rubbernecker - come learn more!

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.

 

Yes, you can make this paper flower shadow box card - it's so much easier with the new dies from Rubbernecker!

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.

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Make a Paper Shadow Box Card in Minutes!

I have to start by saying that I am just SO excited that Rubbernecker has designed and released two dies that make a perfect paper shadow box with nothing more than a spin through a machine! If you’ve ever made a paper shadow box you know that measuring and cutting has to be as precise as that done by a BRAIN SURGEON and I just want to CRAFT! My prayers are answered!

For this tropical fish shadow box card I used the A2 Shadow Box Frame, Tropical Fish, Sea Kelp, Seaweed and Coral and Deckle Hills

Now ANYONE can make a paper shadow box card like this tropical fish tank card with the new dies from Rubbernecker!

The Paper Shadow Box and Card Base

  • Cut the shadow box frame using bright green cardstock.
  • Cut the 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ scene base using aqua cardstock.
  • 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 aqua 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 Shadow Box Video Tutorial showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame. 

The Sand Layers

  • Cut three 4 7/8″ sand layers using Kraft cardstock and color them using Antique Linen ink.
  • Use a clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the sand layers.
  • Apply two layers of mounting tape to the back sand layer and attach it to the back card base.
  • Apply three layers of mounting tape to the back of the second and attach it to the back layer.
  • Attach three layers of mounting tape to the back of the front sand layer and attach it to the second.

 

Can you believe the frame for this paper shadow box card only took minutes to make? Come learn how!

The Fish and Vellum Seaweed and Coral

  • Cut the fish using several bright colors of cardstock. 
  • Use vellum to cut two sections of the sea kelp and seaweed coral dies.
  • Apply Color Fuse inks using mini applicators to color the fish and to add depth of color.
  • Mix and match the fish sections and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Use black cardstock for the eyes of the fish. Note:  Instead of filling in the eye section with the negative piece I cut small black pieces of card stock and attached it to the back side of the fish with glossy accents.
  • Color all the vellum pieces using mini applicators and various colors of Color Fuse inks.
  • Use a clear shimmer pen to apply sparkle to all the fish and vellum pieces.

Complete the Under Water Scene

  • Gently bend and form the seaweed and coral pieces to create the appearance that they are swishing around in the water.
  • Tuck the seaweed and coral pieces in behind the sand layers and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach the fish to the aqua card base.

Check out my Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene card to see another card using the A2 Shadow Box Frame.  And, you might also want to see my pretty garden Square Shadow Box Frame card. 

Check out the details for this paper shadow box card that looks like a mini fish tank!

So if you’ve ever wanted to make a paper shadow box card and was intimidated by all the measuring and cutting and tweaking and recutting……get your hands on these dies and make everyone wonder how you became such a papercrafting maven!  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Here are the Rubbernecker dies and inks used for my card.

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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5321-01D Tropical Fish Die
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5321-02D Sea Kelp Die
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5321-03D Seaweed/Coral Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #1
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Here are the other tolls and supplies used.

 
40 lb. Vellum – 25 pk, Essentials by…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

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
[ SZZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene and Video Tutorial

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.

This shadow box frame beach scene is so fun and inviting with it'scolorful beach accessories and sparkly ocean waves.

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.

This shadow box frame beach scene is so inviting with the colorful beach accessoires and sparkling ocean waves.

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.

It was so fun to create this diorama shadow box frame beaach scene with the colorful beach accessoires and sparkling ocean waves.

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.

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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5314-03D Beach Bag Die
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5314-01D Sand Toys Die
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5202-09D Waves Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Twins, Judikins Eclipse
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene cards are so much fun to make.