Friday, August 24, 2018

Can you stand one more shadow box card?

While I'm still learning about making the inside shadow box card, I made one more.  The die I used on the inside of this one is a bit too big and goes right up to the edges.  This made the details difficult because they are right on the fold.


The background of the shadow box panel is make with watercolors on watercolor paper, then I stamped the silhouette flowers onto the background.  The butterfly inside is glued to the background.

Before I move on, I'd like to share the card sketch that I created, using Jennifer McGuire's measurements.  This makes it easier for me to remember where to cut and fold each time.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Masculine inside shadow box card

I had to change my images to create an inside shadow box card for a man.

front of card
inside of card (shadow box)

Friday, August 17, 2018

More inside shadow box cards

I bought some new dies and decided to use them in inside shadow box cards.  Inspiration and instructions for these cards came from Jennifer McGuire's blog.  I got the measurements from her video.
front of card
inside of card (shadow box)

front of card
inside of card (shadow box)
 These cards are time consuming, but fun to make.  Precise measurements and good quality cardstock make the cards work better.  Some of the open dies cuts, such as dragonflies, are made with 2 layers glued together to make them more sturdy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


This is a collage of photos I took many years ago, when I raised black swallowtail butterflies to take photos of the stages.  I then released the adult butterflies.