I posted these cards on Instagram days ago but technology has not been my friend this week. I was finally able to finish editing the video and uploading it after my internet service came back on last night. There are a lot of young couples in my neighborhood and some of my friends are starting to have grandchildren, so I was in need of a couple of baby cards for baby girls arriving soon. I was originally going to make regular cards but after watching Jennifer McGuire’s video, I decided to create shadow box cards. It was not my first time seeing this type of card, but I definitely had not made one in a long time.
I used Avery Elle’s Special Delivery stamps and coordinating dies. For the outside of the card, I used Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate cardstocks from Stampin’ Up! and for the inside (the box part) and the white panel, I used Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock.
I did all the stamping with Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate ink and all the coloring with Copic markers. For both cards, I used C1 and C3 to color the stork and the “ground”, YR00 for the stork’s beak and legs, B00 for the clouds, and E00 for the baby’s face. I also used the 0 marker to blend things out a bit in the white sections of the clouds and storks. I heat embossed the “Congratulations” with Versamark Ink and Stampin’ Up! white embossing powder.
The outside of the card is a piece of cardstock cut to 8″x5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. It’s basically a standard card base with 1/2″ cut off from the 8-1/2″ end. The shorter part goes on the back of the card. I diecut the gray panels with the My Favorite Things A2 STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX SET 1 Die-Namics (second largest). The white center panel is 3-3/8″x4-5/8″.
For my original card, I used RV00, RV10, and RV13 to color the balloons and the stork’s attire. The baby bundle is colored with V12. I did a little bit of shading but kept the coloring pretty simple overall.
For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8-1/2″x5-1/2″, then scored it at 1/2″, 4-1/4″ and 4-3/4″. I cut off about 1/16″ from the end that I scored at 1/2″ to make sure the box would fit neatly inside the card base. For full instructions, please watch the video below. If you watch Jennifer McGuire’s video you will see that she makes her cards a little differently.For my second card, to keep the colors a little more subtle, I substituted the RV and V shades with RV02, RV04, and V01.
Here’s the video. It even includes a tip for how to get the adhesive off your scissors :). To watch it at YouTube click HERE. Enjoy! And please give it a thumbs up if you do.
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