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Tutorial: Shadow Box / Shaker Card

Brigitte Grant, from Australia, is our Guest Blogger today.  This card would be also a great idea for a wedding or other special occasion.  You can visit Brigitte at her blog here.  Also, here is a bit more info on her:

‘Bonjour !! i’m Brigitte, Mum of two good kids Anais and Nicolas.  Born in the French Pacific islands but later on moved to Australia where…i found my first love for craft with rubberstamping/cardmaking.  Scrapbooking became another passion (or an obsession … i should say !! lol !!) only after i had my children:  Living in Australia and having family all around New Caledonia and Tahiti, i thought i’ll make a family album for my children so that they could discover all members of the family, where i came from etc….   Scrapbooking became then a big part of my life and i just loooove not only to tell the story behind the photos, making memories etc.. but it’s also for me…a creative outlet, my escape and am enjoying every bits and making great friends on the way as well.
So…let’s enjoy and be creative :)

My Shadow Box/Shaker Card

I always loooove shadow boxes and shaker cards so… I decided to combine both and..it worked perfectly !!

Here how to:

Cut and trim a piece of black cardstock to 150mm H x 140mm x 20mm x 140mm x 20mm x 10mm (it looks complicated, but I swear it’s not !!).

On the wider 2nd panel, make a window (as if you would for a shaker card), mine is roughly 25mm all around.  With a pattern/printed paper, make a

window, then adhere it onto the 2nd  panel.  Give a 2mm edge, and trim the inside.

Adhere a piece of acetate inside the card (where the window is) with double sided tape, then double sided mounted tape all around (make sure to seal well so that sand or glitter don’t escape !!), put a teaspoon of glitter or sand,  then press another piece of exact size acetate over it. 

Stamp a greeting, word stamps in center of printed/pattern paper (previously cut for the frame), adhere it inside the back of the card, close the card over the 10mm folded piece of black cardstock and …voila !!!

- Brigitte Grant

2 Comments

  1. txscrapaddict
    Posted 5 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Great idea!!

  2. Posted 5 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    What a great card and a great project!

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