Nativity Shadow Box Card

For this weeks Hobbybase card I’ve made this very sweet Nativity Shadow Box Card.

Nativity Shadow Box Card

As soon as I received this stamp set I couldn’t wait to stamp and colour in all the images with my Reeves watercolour pencils.

How adorable are they!

Nativity Shadow Box Card

This style shadow box is very easy to make and no special equipment is needed to create the fun fold style.

Nativity Shadow Box Card

This card measures 5″ x 7″ and folds flat fitting in a normal envelope.

Nativity Shadow Box Card

To make this card you will need…

1 pre-made 5″ x 7″ card blank cut in half or 2 pieces of 5″ x 7″ cardstock.

Score along the longest side with your front side facing down and score at 1/2″ & 6.1/2, then flip your cardstock back over and score at 1″ & 6″ flip the cardstock will prevent any cracking. Do this on both pieces.

A circle die or something to draw around. Approximately 4″

For the background, I create my own wash to match the scene I was trying to create. You will need a piece of 4.3/4 x 5.3/4 to mat inside your card.

My coloured pencils are by Reeves, these inexpensive watercolour pencils are wonderful. They have a nice soft creamy texture and blend perfectly. You can purchase them on Amazon.

The gorgeous stamp set is by “For the Love of Stamps” by Hunkdory available from Hobbybase UK

"The Nativity" For the Love of Stamps

Check out my full tutorial below showing you how I made it.

This card style works great with so many different stamps and dies.

Nativity Shadow Box Card

Happy crafting.



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