Hello, friends! I’m back today because I just had to show you this sweet little shadowbox card that I made with a die cut designed by my dear friend, Vicki Chrisman. Vicki’s blog was one of the very first blogs I subscribed to when I first started crafting in 2006. She is an amazing artist and also designs dies for Accu Cut. I bought some shadowbox die cuts from Crafty Secrets quite a while back. I think Sandy still has some available in the online store, but if she doesn’t, Vicki might still have some for sale in her Etsy shop. You can visit Vicki’s amazing blog here.
The shadowbox comes flat and pre-scored. It looks like this:
Of course, you can purchase the actual die. There’s a link on Vicki’s blog.
I was recently commissioned to create a special 65th birthday card for a friend, and I knew right away that I wanted to use one these vintage shadowbox die cuts to create a card/gift box ensemble. Since my friend loves birds, the color pink and raises gorgeous roses, it was very easy for me to design. Here’s what I came up with:
The vintage shadowbox card is on the right and the gift box is on the left. These sweet shadowboxes are 3-D, and opening those gatefold doors leads to a delightful dimensional scene. I’m just going to let the photos speak for themselves.
You can click on these photos to get a better view of the details.
I created a little file folder on the right hand side of the shadowbox so that a personal note could be written. The roses were printed three times, fussy cut and layered to create lots of dimension.
Of course, when you create a dimensional card such as this, it needs its own special box.
The box is hand made, as are the roses. I custom dyed the ribbon to match the papers.
I just wanted to thank Vicki for designing such a beautiful design….and for sharing them with me. When I sent her photos of this vintage shadowbox gift ensemble, she sent me a package with several more of these beautiful die cuts. So now I don’t have to hoard them! I’ll be sharing the portrait version of this shadowbox soon.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today. If you have any questions about the shadowbox or its construction , please feel free to ask. I love hearing from you…it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!