November 17, 2019 1 Comment
Hello my crafty friend, it's Amanda from Pear Blossom Press again! Today, I'm sharing a fun box card featuring the Spooky Family and Extended Spooky Family stamp sets. I couldn't resist coloring them in black and white and I thought a house shaped box card would be a fun backdrop for them. Isn't it cool? It folds flat to fit into a #10 envelope, or a catalog envelope.
To make this card, I stamped, embossed, and Copic colored my images in shades of cool grey. Then, I cut them out with my ScanNCut. I used a Basket Box Die to cut out the box card. Instead of cutting out the lattice on the front panel, I left it whole and used the Window Box Impresslit to add stone details. I also cut a long panel to fit in the back of the box with the same window box impresslit, taping the window panels back in place (so it looks like doors, not a window). I cut a smaller panel to fit above the doors, and die cut a square from it to be an upstairs window on the house. I added shading to the embossed areas and outlined the doors with my grey markers. Thin strips extend across the roofline and between the first and second story.
I glued the house panel to the inside of the box, and cut a matching piece to glue to the back side of the box, sandwiching in the two characters that peek out of the doors and window. I added a Spooky Fence at the front of the card, then popped my characters into place. I used a sentiment from Spooky Family, as well as the die cut word hugs for the front of the card. The sentiment on the back is from Kindred Birthday. A few black flat-back gems create the doorknobs, and are scattered near the sentiments to finish the card. I think this one turned out great! I love how it feels like you're looking at a scene from an old black and white TV show.
Have you played with box cards at all? I am a big fan. I love the way they pop open and become 3D art to set out on display. I really like to stretch my supplies and find new ways to use them, so modifying this box card into a house was a lot of fun. It's a new twist on the front porch cards I've previously made.
I hope I've inspired you to give this card a try; I'd love to see it if you do! Tag me on Instagram so I can cheer you on! You can find the sister article to this on my blog today, along with links to the specific products I used for this card. I'll be back soon with another fun card to share. :)
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