Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dasher Shadow Box

This style of card is called a Shadowbox card. Of course,I am loving the 3D effect and the Dasher stamp, too. Finished card size is 4" x 4-1/4" x 1-1/2".

Here's a close-up of the front: The Real Red CS is peeking through: it's a smaller size circle punch.

This photo is a even better view:

Dasher has a Gold Brad on his neck: (sorry about all the shadows - it is, after all, a shadowbox)

Top view:

Card collapses flat to insert in a regular A2 envelope: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Measurements for this card (photos below):
(1) 7" X 4-1/4" for Front, score on 7" side: 1-1/2" on each side
(1) 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" for Middle section: score on the 5-1/2" side: 3/4" on each side
(1) 7" x 4-1/4" for Back, score on 7" side: 1-1/2" on each side

Left photo: Stamp Dasher using Craft Chocolate Chip ink, apply clear embossing powder. Using a stamping sponge, apply Bashful Blue ink as background.
Right photo: For the front: use the 1-3/8" punch. Slide the punch all the way into card stock, then line up the edge of right and left side of the punch. Punch center last. 6 punches are needed to create window.

Left Photo: using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, punch 6 circles.
Right photo: use scissors to connect the sections

Left photo: after punching the front, use Chocolate Chip ink with a stamping sponge for all edges, including punched circle area. Note the "Season Greetings" message is also stamped using Craft Chocolate Chip + Clear embossing powder: heat embossed.
Right photo: TIP - the fabulous ribbon is cotton - that means it frays! It is very annoying and looks bad! To prevent this, apply a small amount of transparent tape to the end, then use a scissor to cut straight or at an angle.

  • Stamps: Dasher, Four the Holidays
  • CS: Kraft, Real Red, Vanilla
  • Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
  • Accys: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Sleigh Bells Seasonal Cotton Ribbon (Holiday Mini), Gold Brad, Piercer, Stamping Sponges

Thank you for stopping by today................HUGS............


Makin' Me Crazy said...

LOVE your card : ).

helen said...

Love how you made the frame. Haven't seen that anywhere.

Becky said...

Hi Patti,

I just love this card! Very cute. I'm going to have to try and make one tomarrow. Thanks for all of the inspiration.


creativearts said...

Great, great card! I have not seen this card anywhere and hope to get one made in the next couple of weeks. Great use of punches!

Carey said...

Great use of the punches. I never would have thought of doing it like this. TFS and I will probably try to make this too. Your instructions are great.

aka Roscoe's mommy

Anonymous said...

YOu have the greatest ideas! This is wonderful!

Whitney69 said...

These shadow boxes are amazing Patti! I was looking for a WOW! for my workshop this weekend and I have found it! Thanks for the inspiration! Just beautiful!!