Shadowbox Card for Halloween

I have become addicted to making these Shadowbox Cards.  They are easier than they look.  I will be posting my Christmas card soon.

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I posted this card laying down and standing up because I wanted you to see the details.  The warp in the front layer of this card was unintentional but I really liked it so I left it.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base (Black, Grey and Orange)
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • Red vellum
        • Glue
Cutting the Card

The orange layer can be patterned if you want but the other main colors need to be solid.  The layer behind the house looks best in red vellum but yellow will work too.  I just think the red looks scarier.

The front layer needs to be taken from the mat very carefully so that it doesn’t tear


First re-crease the fold on each layer.  The front folds back and the back folds forward in an accordion fold.

Before you assemble this card attach the little spider to the front.  Then attach the moon and tree to the back.  The tree needs to be moved over about a half inch so that it doesn’t get lost in the background.  Finally attach the vellum to the back of the house.

The layers go together by attaching the accordion to the front and back of the middle layer at the edge.  This is what makes it stand apart.  It also helps it stand up.


Your Shadowbox card is done!  It fits nicely into an A7 envelope for mailing.

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