Friday, April 10, 2015

Origami Shadowbox-First

Bird Fun Fold Card

April 15, 2015 UPDATE: This card placed in the Top Three at the Atlantic Hearts Challenge!
It's time again to enter another challenge at Atlantic Hearts. Using a sketch for inspiration is so helpful and fun! So here is my entry for Sketch #102:

I began by creating a shadowbox using an origami fold with two-sided DSP, sponging the edges of the triangles.  I added white cardstock behind the green branches so they would show better. The bird and branches were adhered to the shadowbox with foam tape onto the green square trimmed with a decorative edge. Using the same DSP I added a vertical strip. The green cardstock was added to each side of the card and hemp was tied around the card. The entire piece was adhered to the card base.

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

Visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for clever card ideas!

Techniques: Origami, punching, sponging, die cutting
Recipe: Products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: none
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Markers: Basic Black
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Birthday Bash Collection
Die: Spellbinders Labels (decorative edge)
Punch: Bird on a Branch
Other: True Hemp by Hemptique, foam tape
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


  1. Beautiful card Melanie! These are great colors for a spring card, you origami is excellent too!

  2. Ooh I love this! Love those colors and love the box....and the bird....great card!

  3. WOW, I love this, I love the oragmi folds, they add dimension and a touch of wow factor. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  4. This is just so pretty- I love all the layers and the shadowbox effect! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  5. Great job and you sure did a lot of work.Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at AHSC

  6. Neat design to the card! Love the dimension it adds! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    DT member AHSC

  7. What a fabulous card.. love the folds.. going to have to try this..
    Thanks for joining us at the AHSC.

  8. What a fantastic card!!! It held so much interest for me from the origami fold, to the colors, to the gorgeous bird. There is nothing about this card that I do not love!! Great work!! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  9. This shadowbox effect is stunning! A very special creation, for sure!