Mother’s Day Shadowbox Card

This Mother’s Day Shadowbox Card will impress Mom with your homemade crafting ability.  All her friends will be jealous and want to know how you did it.

Foam tape makes the layers possible and a gold pen adds that special amout of bling to this card.  And it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing but I would have them hand cancel it if possible.

You will need:
        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock pieces
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Foam Tape
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I did this Mother’s Day Shadowbox card in browns with a layer of gold foil.  But you can choose any color you want.  The base card needs to be fairly heavy, maybe 100 lb weight but you could probably get away with 65 lb weight.   Patterns would work well with the base card or the top frame layer but all the rest should be plain.  

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a gold metallic gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  

The “thanks” is very thin and barely connected to the card so be careful when removing it from the mat.

I used the font CMV Sirius which I created to fill in when drawing.  You can find out about all my fonts here.

Assembling the Mother’s Day Shadowbox Card

First re crease all the folds.  The side with the drawing is the front.  Build up each layer with foam tape.  Use 2 layers if the tape is thin.  The more you add the more the front will be stable so put as much as you can on.  You may have to cut it to be thin enough.  Use a junk set of scissors.  I ruined my good scissors when foam tape stuck to it.  I got it off but they aren’t quite the same.

First comes the cameo layer.  Then the gold foil layer.  And finally the flower frame layer.

Then put the scroll frame on the inside piece of the card and glue it inside the card with liquid glue.

This card still looks nice if you don’t have foam tape and glue it flat but it isn’t as impressive.

And your Mother’s Day Shadowbox Card is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

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