Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nightime Magic Shadow Box Card


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...

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