It’s time for a new Creative Creases challenge. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in my last challenge! If you haven’t played in my challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join me in the challenge that’s starting today! The Top Pick for the last challenge can be found in the Creative Creases post that you can find HERE with the link to enter the current challenge.

My Card Today

My card today is a very simple Shadow Box Card. Firstly, I have made a few of these in the past of various sorts, but this one has straight sides and so easy to make. So, I came up with this design to show you how much fun they are, even for a beginner. Although I used a few difference stamp sets to make this card, I think Butterfly Brilliance is the focal point. Other stamp sets used were Grassy Grove and Let’s Set Sail.

Butterfly Brilliance Shadow Box Card by Secrets To Stamping

My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow project

  • Card Measurements:
    • Card Base: 6″ x 6″ (2), scored at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2.” After that, I assembled the card base.
    • Then, I cut the Hues of Happiness designer paper to 4-3/8″ x 6.” I stamped the trees and the birds before adhering to the card base.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • After the card base was complete, I cut the layers for the inside of the card, with the first one being the tulips. So, I colored the tulips with Stampin’ Blends, then attached it to the back panel.
  • Then, I cut a panel of 5-1/2″ white cardstock with the Basic Borders die and colored it with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. After that, I scored it at 1/2″ on both ends, then adhered to the inside of the card base. Because I liked the tulips so much, I did end up cutting a second row of tulips and adhering them to this panel.
  • Then, I took the butterfly that had been previously stamped and cut and sponged Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight ink with brushes. Then, I sponged Crumb Cake onto the edges. After that, I layered it onto vellum and added Brushed Metallic Dots.
  • To soften it up a bit, I cut two of the leaves from the Artistic dies and colored one of them with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. After that, I attached both branches and the butterfly to the front of the card.
  • Then, the sentiment from Sending Smiles was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and cropped out with the Sending die.
  • For the back of the card, I took the piece of Crumb Cake that came out of the front and backed it onto white cardstock. Then, I stamped the sentiment and cropped it out.
  • Finally, I added one more butterfly with Brushed Metallic Dots to the back of the shadow box card.
  • Please note that this shadow box will fold flat for mailing in a 6-1/4″ square envelope!

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Items from 2022-2023 Annual Catalog Used

  • Stamp Set: Sending Smiles #158701 (Stamp Set/Die Bundle: #158707)
  • Paper: Hues of Happiness #158822
  • Tools: Sending dies #159271

A Shadow Box Card Using Butterfly Brilliance for Creative Creases #31