I know I've done this tutorial before but this is one I did especially for the Simon Says Stamp blog and I think it's a little clearer and more concise than the previous one. The card I made for the birthday of my adorable matey Tara's
birthday so I didn't want to show it until I'd made sure she'd received it.
I've given details in both inches and centimeters
You need a piece of card 11 1/2" x 5 1/2" plus a 3" (9cm) square.
A scoring tool
Cutting knife and mat
Score along the longer side at 5 /12" and 6"
Draw a square at 1" in
Draw lines from corner to corner (these will be cut to form the opening of the box)
Now draw a square 1/2" in from the outer square the score all four sides of the two squares and cut along both diagonal lines.
Fold back and crease well along the outer edges of the square.
Fold inwards and crease well long the four sides of the inner square.
Your card should now look like this from the front.
Cut a further 3 1/2" (9cm) square of card, glue the four triangular flaps and firmly attach the square.
I cut four small pieces to cover the corners on the back of the 'box' but this is purely cosmetic and not necessary.
Now you have your shadow box card, all that is left is to decorate it and here is my finished card.
Materials used Stamps -Magnolia - Flying Tilda and loving wishes sentiment.
Papers - Basic Grey - Hopscotch
Punch - Martha Stewart - Butterfly
Dies - Spellbinders - Fleur de Lis Pendant & Fancy Tags
American Crafts - Pearl Brad
Here you can see the 'box' better and below - the reason for the 1/2" at the top - it both stands better and folder flatter and firmer for placing in an envelope or box.
I covered the the Back of the 'box' in co-ordinating paper to cover the triangular flaps pieces.