Jul 27, 2020

Underwater Scene Shadow Box

Hey everyone, Anne here from Anne-Made and today I'm sharing a shadow box card I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  

The following dies were used to create this fun shaker card:

Even though there are dies that will die cut a shadow box for you, I needed one to be large enough to showcase my tallest die, the Coral Reef Scene. Therefore I created my own. For this shadow box, I needed two pieces of cardstock that were 10"x3.75". Score both on the long side at 3" and 7". Using the Oval, cut out the center of one of the pieces.

For the back panel, I adhered patterned papers and I blended Distress Oxides for the front panel.

Next, I began die cutting the Coral and Coral Reef Scene from white cardstock and then added colors and glitter.

Once everything was colored, I began to assemble the back half of the shadow box. Using some strips from the same patterned cardstock, I created my anchors to hold the die cuts and adhered them down.

After this step, I decided the patterned cardstock needed something more, so I carefully stamped a few seahorses and swirly ferns to the each side. I definitely recommend doing this step before adhering the bridges, but as you can see, it's not impossible to do this step afterwards. 😀

Next I stamped and fussy cut my sea turtle and added him to a piece of clear acetate so that he looks like he's swimming in the ocean. I adhered this bridge toward the front of the shadow box.

Then I placed a middle bridge to hold my Coral. I added a few pieces of Coral this and have it behind the sea turtle. Now I'm ready to assemble the box. Each piece is shaped like a "U", so you can slip the back piece inside the front piece and adhere the two side pieces together. SO easy.

I also stamped another sea horse, fussy cut him out and adhered these to the front of the shadow box.

Here's one final look at the completed project:

I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.

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1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous! What a great under the sea shadow box card!


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