I’ve been really into making these pop-up shadow box cards lately. This one is a shallow version, and I’m very happy with the result. This is also an entry into the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge.
I LOVE the rainbow theme! For this card I stamped images from Newton’s Birthday Balloons and colored with my Copic markers. For the background, I thought the Confetti stencil would be perfect!
I chose Distress Oxides to get a rainbow background. I love how creamy the oxides feel when blending them.
To make the shadow box, I used 110# card stock. I cut my 2 panels to 5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Next, I scored them at 1/2″ and 3/4″ – both sides of EACH panel ( I placed the 5 1/2″ side at the top of my scoreboard) Then I folded them like an accordion using my bone folder. You want to get a nice crease. I die-cut a rectangle out of one of the panels. I cut my rainbow background down to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and glued it inside the back panel.
I also glued some grass to the front panel to add a little more interest. I then glued my panels together. I glued one side and held it for about 30 seconds, then did the other side. I was careful to match up the flaps so that everything was aligned. Finally, I decided where I want my birthday kitty to be floating and used foam tape to pop him up a bit.
This is how it looks assembled. This really is not hard to make and I think it is a fun card idea. I also love that it folds flat and fits into an A2 envelope! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
**note: this does not fit in an A-2 envelope! I need to adjust the measurements 😔