I recently spent some time on Jennifer McQuire’s Youtube channel and came across her tutorial to make a shadow box card. I knew I had to try it and what better theme than this time’s House Mouse Challenge?
I used two images from the Very Mice Coloring Book to make up the different mousey images that I needed for this project. I colored each image with my Prismacolor pencils, using the coloring guide that I had created for the different mice. Once all the images were colored, I fussy cut them out.
I arranged two on the front of the card with some of the school supply elements included in the image. I inked the front of the card with Memento inks, mini ink blending tools and also used a brick stencil to show the red brick school building. I printed the sentiment out on my computer and cut it with a stitched label die.
The inside or box section of the card has the background inked again with Memento inks and a mini ink blending tool. I placed my colored images into the shadow box at three different levels. One is glued directly onto the background, one is popped up on foam tape and the third one was added directly to the back of the window with the pencil pointing into the sentiment banner.
These cute images are also colored with my Prismacolor colored pencils and were fussy cut out of the coloring book image.
The 3D effect achieved with the shadow box card is so much fun and rather unexpected since it lies flat and fits into an notecard envelope when closed.
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
White gel pens
Stitched label and oval dies
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