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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Shadowbox Card Tutorial using A Sparkly Season Snowman

Grab a cup of coffee or two, or maybe even the whole pot.  This card took a while to make.  I knew it wouldn't be quick but I didn't think it would take as long as it did.  Perhaps because there wasn't much for measurements for the front and inside. Even after the amount of time it took to make this card, I REALLY want to make another one.

I found the inspirational card here at Rica's Haven. She has great step by step instructions for the base of the card. Once you get the base done, you are on your own for the decorating.  

I cut those angled strips 5-1/16" long. On my next one I will be cutting them 5-1/8" long.  Trim them at a 45 degree angle.  The easiest way to do that is to just fold up the bottom corner and line it up with the adjacent edge, forming the angle.  Cut or trim off that folded corner.  Repeat for the other end.  Or you can take that piece you cut off and use it as a pattern.  Repeat for the remaining 3 pieces.  

For the inside of my shadowbox, I used a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the snowflakes from the "Perpetual Birthday Calendar" set.  I used Soft Sky ink.  

Next I stamped the snowman and punched him out.  You can find the instructions for the snowman here.  I made a card using him and I referred to it to remake him for this card.  Once I got the snowman done I set him in place using Dimensionals.  I then added some clear rhinestones to the snowflakes in the background.  I didn't add them before because I didn't want to bury any of them behind the globe or globe base.  I wished I would have added a window sheet circle to the snowman before I added the green and red ring.  It would have given it a better globe look.  Maybe I should start using removable tape.  I always find more I could have or should have done after the card is all put together!

The front looked pretty bare. I inked up the "Let it" using Night of Navy ink and I  punched it out using the 3/4" circle punch.  I layered it with a 1" Night of Navy circle.  I stuck it to the upper left corner with a small glue dot.  I tied a bow of Real Red (retired ) ribbon and added it to that corner as well.  The bottom right corner has the word "snow" from the "Seasonal Frames" Thinlits Dies.  I made two of them and glued them together.  I wanted them to be a little bit thicker so they would be more stable.  

On the inside I added a piece of decorative paper from the "Season of Cheer" 12" x 12" decorative paper pack.  I added a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White to the top of it.  I stamped the words "Tis the Season" from the "Peaceful Pines" set.  I stamped it using Night of Navy ink.

I was SO glad to get this card done!  As I was looking at it I thought how cool it would be to make another one!!! Now that I knew what I was doing and also I have the measurements for the top angled strips.  I will probably be making one before the end of the holiday season!!!  These are definitely a hand delivered card!!!  Plus they measure 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I will need to get out my envelope board.  I don't know how to use it very well, I rarely play with it.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today!
Wanda

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