Father’s Day is next month and I’ve got a fun card idea for you today. It’s a shadow box slimline card featuring outdoor images he’ll love. As the photo below shows, the mountains, clouds, sun and trees have depth and dimension.
I just love how this turned out! When I was planning the card, I knew I would use Basis Cardstock from CutCardStock. There are many colors to choose from and its 80# weight is perfect for a card that needs to hold its shape. In fact, I use Basis Cardstock for nearly all my card bases because it’s not too flimsy and not too thick. It’s j-u-s-t right and with all the colors in the line, I can always find the shade I need.
I used a Diamond Press die and stamp set for this card called Slimline Shadow Box Sympathy Outdoor. To begin, I cut out two shadow box back pieces in Blue and one front piece in Lt. Brown. I noticed after making this card that Light Brown is not available right now so I suggest using Royal Sundance Kraft Fiber Cardstock as an alternative. After connecting the Light Brown front tab to the Blue shadowbox back, I trimmed the tab off of the second back and glued it on top of the joined piece so it would cover up the joint. This creates a solid uninterrupted blue back to begin building your scene. Below is the second piece with the tab cut off just before gluing it to the inside back of the card.
I cut out the mountain pieces in Brown, the clouds and snow peaks in White, the river in Light Blue and the sun in Light Yellow. I glued the snow, clouds, sun and river on the mountain pieces and back of the card. The mountains have tabs on each end so they can be folded and glued to the back of the card. This helps support the shadow box when it’s being displayed but also allows it to be folded flat for mailing. Next, I stamped the sun rays and the Wildly Grateful sentiment.
Next I cut a sentiment strip from Lt. Blue and evergreen trees from Olive and Green. The stamped sentiment was added using a stamp from my stash. This was the only stamp or die that didn’t come from the kit. Once the trees were cut, I arranged them on the front of the card.
Once that was complete, I closed up the box card by gluing the front tab to the inside of the card. The front hides the tab and doesn’t interfere with the scene. Then I used more Basis White cardstock to add a backing to the card to create a clean space to add a personal message.
I just loved putting this card together and Basis Cardstock was the perfect choice for it. It’s solid enough to hold its shape but isn’t too bulky. It die cuts cleanly and folds well too. What more could a card maker ask for?
Have a great week! I hope it’s a creative one!