It’s time for the November Papercraft Business Challenge! Our theme for this month is Christmas. My inspiration for this challenge is a slimline shadow box card.
A few weeks ago I created this slimline clean & simple winter scene card using the Hero Arts Winter Pine Tri-fold die and posted it on my Instagram.
I have been meaning to create a box card type design on a horizontal scale but was essentially undecided on what to do. Then just recently, Jennifer Mcguire, came out with a video on creating slimline box pop up cards and I had a lightbulb moment! It’s as if she read my mind!
It’s very easy to create and Jennifer really breaks down the steps very well. You can check her video here for the full tutorial.
To create my card, I cut down 2 pcs of 3.75″X 9.5″ from white, sturdy cardstock. Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock is perfect for this! This will serve as the main structure of the shadow box. Then I also cut down 3 pcs of 3.75″X 8.5″ from regular white cardstock and also 1 pc of the same dimensions from a dark teal cardstock.
I took the 2 pcs of the bigger cardstock and scored .5″ on each side. The folded both sides at the score line. This created the basic box. Then I took one of the panels and used the biggest Stitched Card Panels die from the Trinity Stamps and cut out a window.
For the trees, I took the two smaller panels and arranged the tri-fold Winter Pine die horizontally across and die cut them to fit the scene I wanted to create. I varied the arrangement on the other panel so as to give a more dimensional feel to the card.
For the third 3.75″X8.5″ panel, I used the Trinity stamp hill or snowbank die from the Trinity Stamps Scenic Border Die set. But instead of using the stitched snowbank, I used the negative cut out instead. Then heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set.
For the backdrop, I ink blended the dark teal panel on the top edge with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink. Then I sprayed the panel with shimmer spray and splattered it with white acrylic paint mixed with Iridscent shimmer spray.
The assembly of the card is pretty straightforward, I first glued one panel of trees at the back of the window. Then I cut a piece of acetate and glued it behind it. The acetate gave the window some extra sturdiness. Next, I glued the second panel of tree to the bottom of the dark teal background, then glued that background to the back of the box panel. After doing that I aligned and adhered both sides to create a box effect making sure that it could lay flat once inside the envelope. Then I adhered the snow bank strip to the front of the card. I suggest to check out Jennifer’s video for the full tutorial.
Here are additional photos of my card:
Here is another card I made, this time I created a scene inside using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2017 kit.
I hope you liked my inspiration card and I hope to see you over at the Papercraft Business Challenge blog. I can hardly wait to see what you create! You just might win this super cute Magnolia Designs Santa Sleigh Die.
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I am entering this card in A blog Named Hero challenge – See-through element
and the Hero Arts #staycraftychallenge: Slimline Holiday Cards
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