Friday, 15 June 2012

Weekly Blog Project - Shadow box card

Good Morning everyone, Donna here, it's my turn to do a tutorial here at Little Claire's. As there seems to be a lot of people getting married now, I thought I would make a wedding card.

You will need: A4 piece of card
Sentiment Mix stamp set
Gold Mirror card
Martha Stewart border punch
Spellbinders Circles & Scalloped Circles, Bitty Blossoms and Floral Flourishes dies
Promarkers - Black, Ice grey 4, 2, 1, Blush, Mustard, Pastel Yellow,Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone & Satin
Cream paper ( to make the flowers with Bitty Blossoms)
Adhesive pearls

Using the A4 pice of card, cut 2 pieces measuring 21cm x 14.5cm.
Then score as shown below at 3cm, 5.5cm, 15.5cm & 18cm

 Cut off 1.5cm off each of the ends of one of the pieces, this will be the back of the shadow box.

Then using a Martha Stewart punch, punch a border down each end of the other piece (the front)  and using  a plain circle die cut a hole in the centre section, as shown below.

Stamp out the wedding couple on a piece of stamping card measuring 14cm x 9.5cm and colour using Promarkers.

Fold the back of the shadow box as shown and stick in the image as shown below.

Fold the front as shown below.

Then stick the front to the back (wet glue is best) as shown below.

Cut out a scalloped ring in gold mirror card, stamp & cut out a sentiment & scallop circle in gold mirror card as shown below.

Stick to the front of shadow box and then decorate with gold mirror flourishes & flowers made from bitty blossoms. Add adhesive pearls as shown to finish.

A side view to show depth of card.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial and if you do have a go at making your own shadow box card, let us know as we would love to come and have a look.

Thank You from all at Little Claire Design's
Donna xxx


  1. This is a lovely project. Can't wait to have a go. From one of your Crawley Crafters.

  2. Beautiful project Donna was just what l need , making a wedding card for my Nephew who get's married in 2 weeks time and been trying different designs for his card but wanted something different and now found what l am going to make for the wedding card thank you.
    christina x

  3. Thanks for your lovely comments, it is a very fine card, I must get this set out and have a look at it again me thinks!

  4. what a super project - thank you!

  5. Wow Donna I love this card, I will definitely be giving this a go. Donna x

  6. The use of the gold mirror card just gives it that extra something. Great design!

  7. Love the owls, so cute - all 10 of them! Can't wait to make my cards using this delightful stamp.

    Hope you'll be at M/c Central end of Aug when I hope to increase my stash of your fab goodies. xx

  8. This is just wonderful and really inspired me to make's mine if you fancy having a peek...

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Lizy x