Friday, April 10, 2015

Origami Shadowbox-Second

Bird Shadowbox Fold
This card is for Challenge #239, "To Die For," with The Paper Players. There are many participants in this challenge and the majority of them are experienced card makers. I am beginning to participate in more challenges but have no great expectations. I enjoy them because the sketches provide inspiration and ideas.

I began by creating a shadowbox using an origami fold with two-sided DSP and sponging the triangles. I added white cardstock behind the green branches so they would show better. The bird and branches were popped up with foam tape and adhered to the shadowbox. Using the same DSP I added a vertical strip. Green cardstock edges were added to each side and hemp was tied around the card. The shadowbox was adhered to a green square with a die cut decorative edge. This was all popped up on foam tape and adhered to the card base.

The sentiment was stamped directly onto the cardstock.

The inside of the card was decorated with white cardstock and a strip of the same DSP.

Visit The Paper Players to see the wide variety of card styles and for new ideas.

Techniques: Origami, stamping, punching, die cutting, sponging
Recipe: Products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Basic Black
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Birthday Bash Collection
Die: Spellbinders labels (decorative edge)
Punch: Bird Builder
Other: Hemptique hemp, foam tape
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


  1. I luv the idea of a shadow box...and the bird is adorable. And I'm a fan of this paperpak...may have to go out of my comfort zone and order this pak.

  2. Another beautiful card! Love that you're trying some new challenges. Great job on this one! :)