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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Thursday 28 July 2022

Shadow Box Card

 Enchanted Jungle

You’ll need:

·        Enchanted Jungle 12x12 papers

·        Enchanted Jungle A4 premium quality papers

·        A4 white cardstock

·        watercolour paper

·        Sentiment and Greeting Stamps

·        Embossing powder

·        Enchanted Jungle rub on transfers

·        any set of oval nesting dies

·        die-cutting machine

·        scoreboard

·        3D foam pads


Step by step

  1.  Cut white cardstock to 14cm x A4 length, score along length at 1.5, 11.5,   13, 23cm. Fold and burnish, keeping 1.5cm tab to left. Matt and layer first 10cm panel with premium design paper and contrasting plain card, cutting each layer 0.5cm smaller in each direction. Die-cut aperture centrally in this panel – check sandwich for machine as 3 card layers, and may need 2 or 3 passes.
  2. Select design paper to go behind aperture ensuring main image is central and cut to 9.5 x 13.5cm. Check card folds easily and if necessary, trim a tiny fraction from the tab. To glue tab in position, apply wet glue or red-liner tape to tab and fold the 7cm section over it then squash flat to the right.
  3. Cut another piece of white card for the front (14 x 11.5cm). Apply glue to outside of the 7cm panel and lay front card over it aligning all edges. Matt and layer the front of the card.
  4. Die cut topper from white card to match aperture and also frame from contrasting card. Use rub on transfers to decorate topper then add to front with 3d foam pads and bow. Fussy cut flowers from design paper. Adhere to frame so they partly overhang the aperture.


Top Tip

Lightly add black ink to edges of fussy cut flowers with daubers or foam to add definition to images and disguise slight imperfections cutting

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