Friday, February 12, 2010

French Shadowbox Card

The Shadowbox Card technique was featured as an online Bonus technique in the October/November '09 newsletter. I think that many of you may have been intimidated by the construction aspect of this card. Let me tell you - it is so easy! Once you figure it out, you will become addicted to making them.

All the stamps I used for my card are from Oxford Impressions' Marie Antoinette and Le Beau Monde stamp collections. The images were all stamped on smooth white cardstock from Paper Temptress using Archival black ink, and colored with Distress inks and a water pen (I am not big on coloring, so this was a fun challenge for me!). I felt like it needed a little more sparkle, so I edged the window and the outside of the card with glitter.

I hope that this will encourage you all to try this fun and versatile card!

Shelly

14 comments:

Shay said...

Lovely card! Everything is executed beautifully.

Evelyn S. said...

There you go....making something beautiful! If it involves cutting something out of the center.....I'm done in. ;-) Wonderful theme and great colors, Shelly.

Pat Huntoon said...

Love this, Shelly!

Juliet A said...

This is stunning, and i love this style card, but I can never figure out which stamps would layer well together!

Terry said...

Great Shelly! Love the glitter add on!

Hetty said...

Très chicque, Shelly! Fabulous.

stamps&cars said...

Just sweet! Wonderful example!

Shelly Hickox said...

Thanks everyone! Evelyn, you need to be brave! I thought the same thing, so to make it easier, I used my paper trimmer to cut up to the stamped areas (kept it nice and straight). When I got to the trickier parts, I used my X-acto knife and it was a breeze.

Juliet, if you have any kind of scenic stamps, those will work great. I had to improvise since that's not really my style of stamping. I've seen some really nice Christmas cards done this way too. I think pretty much anything goes!

Chrissy D said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love this Shelly!

Lynn Stevens said...

Another beautiful creation!

Beth Norman said...

Very, very nice. No-outstanding!

jackielwatson said...

Love your card and I will have to try this myself.

Sandra said...

love it!
Sandra

Beth said...

Shelly this has real WOW power I love the vintage images you used on this shadow box just pure eye candy.