Last night, I watched a Jennifer McGuire video on making Shadow Box Cards, and I was dying to try it out! Her instructions were incredibly clear and easy to follow. I just made notes and created my own tutorial to try to follow later. I wanted to keep it simple on the front so the inside of the card would be a knockout! I absolutely love the animals in the Zoo Globe Stamp set, and they were perfect for this card.
For this card, I started with a Whisper White base and added a circle layer of Misty Moonlight using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the elephant and bird in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them with my Watercolor Pencils and finished them off with my Water Painters. I fussy cut the bird and attached it to the elephant’s back.
I stamped the sentiments from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black on the inside and outside of the card.
Now here is where it got fiddly! I fussy cut everything because there are no does for the stamp set. I am not a fan of fussy cutting, but it was worth it! You can’t tell from the photo, but there are multiple layers which are apparent with the movement of the card.
I take terrible videos (sorry), but I wanted you to see how the card opens up. I love this concept so much and am going to have another go when I get time to get up in the Hen House again! The best part is that it folds nice and flat to go in an envelope!
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