Thursday 24 March 2011

Card & Shadow box Tutorial

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
Strong glue
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.



Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, how are you? Hope you are enjoying at NEC. :)
Anyway fab card and great tutrial. Love the image and the colouring and all details. Hugs, moni

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Shadow box and fabulous tutorial .. .I need to have a go at one of these now!!
Cathy xx

Renkata said...

wow Heather, this card-box is amazing idea. So beautifly done.
Great tutorial dear!

Julie M said...

Ooh that is lovely, Heather. Gorgeous colours and colouring and all the detailed bits are so pretty. I have to do a DT card with "more than one fold", and I wasn't relishing the thought - one of these might do the trick - there's certainly plenty of folding involved!!!

Julie :o)

Shazza said...

loved it the last time as much as this time around but haven't had a chance to make one yet! On my to do list x

Chrissy said...

I actually understood this perfectly. Gorgeous work...I would love to ATTEMPT it.Still gathering tulle for an Easter basket that you showed quite awhile trouble is I have 8 thumbs and only 2 fingers and the fingers are on the wrong my story and I'm sticking to it.
Great tutorial.

Pia said...

woooow what a wonderful card, lovely design
hugs Pia

Dawn B. said...

Heather this is amazing. Your tutorial is spectacular.. Thanks for sharing.

Distressed Miss said...

Fantastic tutorial Heather, I made something similar ages ago but I think I made very heavy work of it. Thanks so much for such a great step by step I can't wait to give it ago.

Julie said...

Oh Wow Rica - this is awesome! Lucky Tara and Lucky us that you've shared the tut with us!! Juliexx

Squirrel said...

Heather those colours are just beautiful - beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial, and I hope you're having a great time!

Christina said...

Woww this is really stunning Heather!!
Hugs Kristel

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Heather,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

America said...

This is oh my goodness GORGEOUS. LOVE the beautiful papers and your amazing coloring. The Shadow tutorial is fantastic too! YOU ROCK!!

Donna said...

Beautiful Heather, still haven't gotten round to doing one of these, but I will one day, thanks for the inspiration.
Donna xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww totally gorgeous card,awesome colouring as always, beautiful papers & embelies, great tutorial will save it, hope you had great day at the NEC 2day, so sorry i couldnt be there to meet you, sue,x

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Rica, thanks for doing the tutorial again, I really want to try this at some point. Your card is beautiful, this is just the kind of thing someone would keep and treasure. CoB

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, this is soooo beautiful! Super!
Hugs, Sandra

Kath Stewart said...

it was lovely to finally meet you at the NEC...sending big hugs and hope you have a safe journey home...kath xxx

Shirl said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I've never made a shadow box card before, I think I must give it a try now that there is an easy to follow tutorial here! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Barbara said...

Stunning!! I love this card style and all your wonderful details. Thank you for the tutorial and especially for the measurements in inches as well as cm. I've used your tutorials before and everything comes out perfect the first time! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness what a fantastic tutorial and an utterly stunning completed project, its beautiful! I love the design and gentle embellishing
love tasha xx

Mary said...

Wonderful box card. I'm going to have to try it. Thank you for the tutorial!

Carole S said...

Hi Heather, Rainbow 7 here ( Carole Lockhart Stuart !!!!), hope you are well, I just love this, must have a try, I have not been good but nothing keeps me down for long !!!!.
It really is Magical, brillliant work, love the tutorial, --thanks. I have just strted blogging but am struggling some, I have 2 but you get one from the other (if that makes sence) My blog/blogs address is, them you go through profile to my card one it`s, Rainbows End 7 Designs. the first one is just getting started but I have some work on the card and craft one (not a lot )!!!!!!. Love, Carole S

Carole S said...

Hi Heather, rainbow 7 here (Carole Lockhart Stuart, How are you, hope you are well.
I just love this, it is magical, great tutorial too, I think I will have a go at my own version of this, thanks. I have been setting up blog/blogs, one for art and one for cards, my addie is, That is the ART one, you get to the other via my profile eg see more profile !, it is for Cards etc, and is Rainbows End 7 Designs . I am still working on them and must admit to struggling but I will get there, love Carole x

Unknown said...

Brilliant tutorial Heather, thank you so much for sharing!
I loved it so much I made my mothers day card following it!
You can see it here;

Cindy :) said...

Oh my goodness, that is sooo darling, ty so very much for your easy to follow tutorial, I want to make one of these as soon as possible...I love yours, it's darling, Magnolia's are the best

June said...

Gosh! thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I love it! Gorgeous image and details!
Hugs, June

Manu Gupta said...

love love love.. i totally adored it!!!
perfect and this is what I was looking for.

Can you let me know the GSM of the paper used here ??

Anne-Eddie said...

Takk for du deler tutorial på dette lekre rammekortet!! Nydelig! Klem fra Anne-Eddie :)

KoliberArt said...

Fantastics work! Thank You very much for this tutorial!

Unknown said...

Just wanted to say thanks for this great tut. It will come in real handy for my projects. Cheers Love your stuff xx
Hugs Vee

Unknown said...

Thankyou so much for the free template and easy to follow too. I made two now one of which you can see on my blog and I am so grateful to you
Hugs Vee xx

Karine said...

Thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial! I will try it for sure!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this tutorial, I'm very grateful.

joan s said...

Thank you for this tutorial! it helped me so much today! :D

Sue VR said...

Hi I was looking for this type of template so I could make a framed card for my son, it is perfect and so easy to follow instructions. Your pretty card is lovely too. I will certainly attempt to make many more of this type. Thank you for the instructions

Sue VR said...

Hi thank you so much for the tutorial which is so easy to follow. I will be making more of this type again.
Sue H

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