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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Balloon Adventure, Shadow Box Card Technique, 2017 Occasions Catalog

Today I'm going to share with you a card I made at Terri's Technique Tuesday night.  This is called the "Shadow Box Card" technique.  Before you begin working on your "Shadow Box" card, be sure to read the instructions first. You don't want to miss a step or tape where you shouldn't.

We bagan with a 5-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock (Whisper White was used here) and we scored it at 3/8", 4-1/8", 4-5/8" and 8-3/8".  We cut the window image between the 3/8" and 4-1/8" score lines. Fold all score lines into mountain folds.  

Next we folded the card on the second score line (4-1/8") resulting in two panels on top and three panels underneath.  You can decorate the 4th panel if you want (it's between the 4-1/8" and 4-5/8" scores). You need to do that before you go on (if desired).  Apply strong tape along the 3/8" panel and fold the card on the last score line (8-3/8") onto the top to adhere the 3/8" panel to the last panel, creating a shadow box. 
Apply adhesive to the last panel (on top) to adhere a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cardstock to create the front of the card.  Camouflage the seam with a ribbon or layering  cardstock on both sides.  And then you decorate and embellish it as desired.  

Click on the second photo to get a closer look at the fold lines.  That 3/8" panel is actually the "spine" of the box (on the left side).  

Looking at the ribbon on both photos, that is where the seam is hidden.  I hope this makes sense to you.  When I was assembling my card, I thought it was so odd that the front was shorter then the back when I was closing it (before taping) to see what it looked like. At first I thought I scored wrong.  But later learned that we were adding that 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panel to the front and covering the seam with ribbon. Then it closed nicely and was the same size as the back of the card!

It was a fun technique to learn.  For the center of ours, we used the "Balloon Adventures" set and dies. It's such a cool looking card and a cool technique!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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