I hope today finds you well! Today I'd like to share an interesting card fold; the Shadow Box. I really like how it "frames up" an image. There are so many possibilities with a card like this! Imagine pretty patterned paper running along the outer edges framing a poetic saying or a bouquet of flowers. Or how about a landscape - trees in the foreground and a winding path that flows into the distance? I have a feeling I might have to make another one of these in the near future!
I unfortunately took these photos on a gloomy day so the Wink of Stella doesn't show up very well. I used it to highlight the moon so it would sparkle; you'll just have to use your imagination and trust me that its there ;)
The little fairy sitting on a toadstool is actually not a silhouette image. I found her in my stamp stash and simply colored her in completely with a Basic Black marker.
Stamp Sets: World of Dreams, In the Meadow, Fairy (origin unknown)
Card Stock: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon,
Big Shot: N/A
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Basic Black marker, Multi-purpose liquid glue, Clear Wink of Stella
The key to creating a card like this is to stamp the entire card before its assembled so that the images "flow" from the upper to lower sections. After you complete this step add a secondary stamped (in this case the fairy) panel to the inside of the frame to cover up the card assembly. To get a better idea of what I mean, check out the video tutorial below so you can begin assembling your very own Shadow Box cards! They do a great job of explaining everything so that the steps are crystal clear!
I hope you've enjoyed this unique card fold and use it as inspiration for an upcoming card! Until next time...