Congratulations - Shadow Box

Hey Crafty Friends,

Thanks for stopping by again today, I'm super excited to share this project. I tend to make a lot of A2 size cards as they are an easy go too however cards with dimension are also fun and there are some super easy dies out there to help you along the way.

Today I'm sharing a shadow box card. Having recently acquired a pack of patterned paper that included patterned acetate. It's been in the cupboard with no idea on what to use it for as I felt it was too busy for shaker cards and didn't fit with any of the stamps I owned.. until now! 

The adorable Badger from 'The Sett' by Crafty Purple Frog has a wedding theme and this idea was inspired by my wedding photos! (Click any image to view larger)

Starting with the shadow box die and die cut 2 of the large pieces for the base of the card from a light grey cardstock. Wanting to create a church feel on the shadow box so I took out a brick wall stencil from my stash and Scattered Straw Distress Ink to stencil on both sides of the large panels. Taking the stitched rectangle from the shadow box to cut a frame central on just one of the large pieces.

On the 2nd large panel use a small circle die to create a window. I'm using a scalloped circle. Use the the front panel as a guide to where you want to put in on the back panel.

Next up stamping the images on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and coloured using Spectrum Noir Triblends. For ease I decided to mask the bride badger and add the veil before fussy cutting them. I shared in a previous blog here one way of masking the image to pop the veil on or you can visit Amy on Instagram where she shared a short video on another way to mask the image which is what I have done here.

Colour combination: Badgers - Ice Grey and Brown Grey blends. Bow and headband - Coral blend

Taking the bridge shaped die from the shadow box die set and cut one of these to sit the badgers on inside the box.

Now to put it all together, firstly I used double sided sticky tape to tape the acetate to the back of the panel to cover the circle area to create a stained glass type affect. 

Then stick double sided tape to all the tabs of the box leaving on the top tape layer and only remove when needed to tape it down. If you would like more details on how to put this box together please visit a video here by Jenn Bena.

To finish up I took a stitched rectangle die and stamped a sentiment from the sentiment sett by Crafty Purple Frog and used clear sparkle embossing powder on top to give it a sparkle. I added the bunch of flowers to the back of the box under the window.

I hope you were able to take some inspiration from today's post. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!



Supplies (found on crafty purple frog store)

The Sett by Crafty Purple Frog

Sentiment Sett by Crafty Purple Frog

Big Shadow Box die by Heffy Doodle

Brick Wall stencil by Time for Tea Designs

Beautiful Blending brushes by Time for Tea Designs

Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Mini Essentials dies by Heffy Doodle

Spectrum Noir Triblends

Alcohol marker friendly cardstock by Heffy Doodle

Clear Sparkle WOW embossing powder

Versamark Ink Pad

Stitched strips of ease by Heffy Doodle

Supplies (outside crafty purple frog store) 

Oyster Shell cardstock by Heffy Doodle

Challenge Entries:

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes

Gem of A Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

We Love to Create - Anything Goes


  1. Such a beautoful design. Love the idea of it being a wedding photo

  2. Fabulous project ! thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles craft challenge this week, good luck, Nelly DT x

  3. Loved it, thanks for joining ❤️

  4. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 5 at Gem of a Challenge!


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