Shadowbox Thanksgiving Card

I have become addicted to making these Shadowbox Cards.  They are easier than they look to make, especially since the design is already done for you.   I also have a Halloween card and a Christmas Card.

This card has four layers.  I know if I got this card I would keep it for years.  The back layer I used the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quills.  You could also use a pen if you don’t have the set but I really recommend the foiling set to take your cards to the next level.  There are instruction on how to use it here.

You will need:
        • Heavy cardstock for the base (Shades of brown)
        • We R Memory Keepers Foil Quills (optional)
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection
This card is made in solid colors but any of the layers could be done in a pattern.  The front and back layers need to be fairly heavy cardstock (at least 65 lb) to support the card. 
Cutting the Thanksgiving Shadowbox Card

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

The “Happy Thanksgiving”  was done with a black pen and my own font CMV Pinstripe.  Find out more about my fonts here

The design on the back layer could be done with the same pen but the foil quills make such a difference.  If you don’t have them you can get them here.

Assembly

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 black ovals to the back of the portraits in layer three.  

The layers go together by attaching the accordion to the front or back of the layer next to it at the edge.  Stack the card layers in the proper order before you start gluing.  The accordion folds make it stand apart and stand up properly.  

The embellishments for the corners can be glued on now but I didn’t because the card is impressive enough without them.  I left them in the Design Space file in case you wanted them.

Your Thanksgiving Shadowbox card is done!  And it fits nicely into an A7 envelope for mailing.

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