Shadow Box Card Die Makes It So Easy!

When I learned that Rubbernecker was coming out with a shadow box card die I was just beside myself with excitement!  Shadow box cards, like any 3D card, is always a huge hit and they are super fun to make. But the fiddly cutting and folding always caused me to pause and ponder how badly did I REALLY want to make a 3D scene. Now? I can whip one up any time with this awesome one piece shadow box card die that makes gorgeous A2 cards in a flash! 

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker A2 Shadow Box Frame, Truck, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds, Greenery #1 and Splatter Background.

A dimensional card made using die cuts and a shadow box card die to create a 3D scene

The Shadow Box Frame Scene Background

  • Cut the shadow box frame using blue cardstock.
  • Cut the 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ scene base using blue cardstock.
  • Create the falling snow by stamping the Splatter Background on the frame and scene base using white pigment ink and white embossing powder and heat.
  • 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. 

The Snow Layers

  • Cut one 5.00″ wide snow layer using white cardstock and Deckle Hills die.
  • Use white cardstock to cut three 4 7/8″ wide snow layers with three different heights to layer inside the box.
  • Apply double layer strips of mounting tape to the back of of all three snow 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 snow layer and attach it to the front of the frame.
  • See the picture below to see the snow layers inside the frame.

A closeup side view of the card base and decorated die cuts used on a shadow box card die to make a dimensional card

The Evergreen Trees

  • Cut three sets of trees using two different shades of green cardstock. Note:  You can surely use one color of green but I thought it would look more interesting with the two different shades.
  • Stamp the Splatter Background on the trees using white pigment ink and white embossing powder and heat.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the bottom base of each tree and randomly attach them to the snow layers.  Note:  Try not to attach one tree straight in front of another so your forest will look natural.

Die cut pine trees and a classic red pickup truck are all arranged in an adorable scene made using a shadow box card die

Assembling The Truck and Birds

  • Cut the Truck out using red cardstock, the tires with black cardstock and the hubcaps, headlight and bumper using gray cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply light touches of Fired Brick ink to the roof, to the fender section and around the door to add a touch of shading.
  • Assemble the tires and hubcaps using glossy accents and attach them to the truck base using glossy accents.
  • Apply rolled double stick tape to several spots on the back of the fender and attach it to the truck base.
  • Attach the bumpers, headlights and truck rails to the truck using glossy accents.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the Christmas tree to the bed of the truck.
  • Create the tiny wreath on the door with the tiny tips of greenery and a hand cut 1/2″ wreath ring.
  • Attach the greenery tips all the way around the ring using glossy accents and apply 1/16″ red punched circles to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the door of the truck.
  • Attach the truck to the card front using mounting tape and add a few snowflakes using a white gel pen.
  • Cut the birds using red cardstock, color their beaks with a black marker and attach them to scene base, frame and snow layer.

 

a shadow box card die cut and assembled to show off the dimension in a card featuring a classic red pickup and wintry forest all made using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The sky is the limit on how many ways to use the Shadow Box Frame dies.  Check out my Shadow Box Card category to see my other fun examples. 

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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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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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
[ ELH ]
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
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…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

Can you see how this shadow box card die can pretty much change your paper crafting/card making life? Are you already imagining all the cards you could make? Grab this die and see what happens to your creativity!

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
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #3
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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…
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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
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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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…
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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
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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…
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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
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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…
[ 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…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]