Diorama /shadow box card

Hi all,
 I'm here today to share my first DT creation for Papermill Direct.

I decided to do something a little different and make a shadow box/diorama card. These are so simple to make but so effective. I know we are all aware of postage cost and that's the great thing about these cards. They offer dimension but can be posted flat.

For my card I used:
2 pieces of  ivory linen card 14.5 cm x 21 cm
1 piece of  black card 14.5cm x 13 cm
Scoreboard or ruler and scoring tool
Die or something to draw around to cut an aperture
Stamps or digital images

The first step is to stamp or print your image /verse onto the centre of 1 of the pieces of Ivory Linen card
I also made a digital frame and printed the sentiment I will be using for the front of my card onto the second piece where the aperture will be cut in order to save card.

Now cut your aperture in the centre of the second piece of ivory Linen. Here I am using a nestability circle die but if you have a steady hand you could draw around a cup etc and cut by hand.
Then do the same with the black piece of card.

Now using either a score board or ruler and embossing tool score both pieces of ivory card at 2cm and 4cm as shown below

Crease the side tabs like this

Adhere the black piece of card into the centre back and adhere the side tabs so you end up with this.

Decorate as you wish!

There are so many possibilities with these cards. You could add acetate to the centre aperture  which you could make in any shape and add a spray of glitter or add patterned papers or decoupage your image to give a real 3d look. 

The image and sentiment used for my project are available from The Digi Stamp Boutique HERE

Thank you for stopping by today


Doreen said...

Gorgeous the tutorial .xxx

angie babe said...

looks fantastic kerry, must make some of those again, forgotten about them, and they look fantastic too! xx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card Kerry, it' ages since I made one of these time for another go I think! Thank's for the inspiration xx Jan

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card and tutorial Ginny x

Aunty Sue said...

Just love the clean lines and think the black and white is just perfect for this style of card. What size is the finished card when folded down for your envelope/ box please kerry. Hope you are keeping well and warm

Sally said...

Looks great Kerry.....gonna have to give this a go now.
Love the image and the black looks so elegant with the cream.
Hugs Sally xxx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is stunning Kerry thanks for sharing with tutorial <3

hope you are feeling better today

Ali x

MargeGoh said...

I love this card very much. Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing the idea. Have a good day.

Jewelsmae said...

Fabulous CAS card, love the black and white, you have made the tutorial so clear for people who have not made this type of card before.

Roma said...

Wow Kerry this is gorgeous !
as you say there is so many possibilities with those cards & yours is stunning with the black & white ,look forward to seeing more & your tutorial is brilliant x

Love to Doodle! said...

This is brilliant Kerry - the card is snazzily stunning and the tutorial brilliant! Congrats on our first DT post xx

Elaine Stark said...

So elegant. Love the black and white. Elaine

Viv said...

Wow Kerry, great card and tutorial also tfs. must have a bash at one soon :) Viv xx

Jane said...

Without sounding like a broken record Kerry, this is another stunner. Take care, love Jane x

jules said...

Oh this is so beautiful Kerry as always!

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Faith A said...

Fabulous, thanks for the tutorial

Shary said...

That's beautiful Kerry. x

Dawn said...

Elegant beauty,as always Kerry another fantastic card and great step by step instructions. Dawn x

Jo said...

Stunning card! thanks for sharing xx

mckinkle said...

If I could only read one persons blog it would most definitely be yours Kerry. You always fill me with inspiration, thank you!

What a stunning make, Im going to print it off and have a play (its always nicer when I have the exact same ingredients which I have so Im very happy!)
Keryn x

Kathleen said...

Lovely card kerry. I really need to make a list of the different types of cards I want to make cos I see them, but forget.
Kathleen Mc xx

ALI said...

Lovely card and a great tutorial.

Pumpy said...

This is lovely, thanks for the tutorial. xx

Janice said...

A great tutorial and a super card, Jx

carol said...

Gorgeous CAS card, fab inspiration too, x carol

Sarah said...

Brilliant Kerry, I'm off to have a go!!

gail townsend said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, you make things look so easy, i am going to have a go at one of these later. Gail

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Kerry and fab tutorial..Thank you.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant - I've had a go this morning for a keen gardener's 90th birthday, decorated with 3D fuchsias. Very effective - thanks for the tutorial :-)

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Abdullah Allamin said...

Thank you so much Kerry. Wonderful idea. I will try this my self.

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