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How to Make a Shadow Box Card

Hi everyone, Yvonne here.  A Shadow Box is super easy to make with the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Bonus is there are no glue stains and precise adhering, guaranteed! Today I am showing you how to make a shadow box card, let’s get started!

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making the Shadow Box Card Base

On a white card base, adhere a slightly smaller size pink panel using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.

Then cut another card panel from patterned cardstock (slightly smaller than the pink card panel). Before adhering to the card front, wrap around a piece of white satin ribbon and secure the ends with E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making the Shadow Box

To make the shadow box, I die-cut the back and front parts.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To give the window front interest, I stamped a text design with black ink. For a subtle edge, I inked with brown ink and an ink blending tool.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To assemble the shadow box, I applied the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser to the back area of the die cut (refer to the image below).

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Flip the die cut to its front. Use the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser to put adhesive on the front corners (as shown on the picture).

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Assembling the Shadow Box

Follow the images for a visual step-by-step. Fold the long ends towards the inside and adhere to the sides.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Then fold over towards the inside of the box to finish off the base.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Next, you adhere the stamped window into the box by running the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser over the back of the tabs.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Marry the window and the box base. Secure the inside of the white box by adhering the tabs inside.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Adhere the assembled box to the card base with the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Now for the fun part!

Embellishing the Shadow Box

Place a sticker sentiment inside the shadow box. Adhere mulberry flowers and leaves into the window with Adhesive Dots Medium Ultra Thin. Adhere the stamens with the Dual Tip Glue Pen.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Finishing the Card

For final touches, I added self-adhesive rhinestones and a satin bow. The satin bow was placed with an Adhesive Dots Medium Ultra Thin to ensure no glue stains shined through my ribbon.

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here are a few other shots of the final project. Happy crafting!

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
Adhesive Dots Medium Ultra Thin

HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other
Etched Dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Tiny Shadow Box by Sharyn Sowell, Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine); Cardstock (White, Pink); Patterned Cardstock (Photo Play Paper Co: Wild Child); Inkpads (Black, Brown); Ink Blending Tool; Mulberry Flowers; Leaves; Stamens; Rhinestones; Satin Ribbon

 

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How to Make a Shadow Box Card by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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