Shadow Box Balloon Scene Card

There seems to be lots of different styles of shadow box cards out there but I decided to make this particular design as it seemed easy enough and it folds flat for posting.  I had two challenges in mind firstly The Male Room Challenge and then a sketch challenge with friends/members over on the docrafts gallery so I combined them both.

The finished card size was 7x5, scored on both short sides at ½" and 1" to achieve the box shape with a circle aperture.  The centre panels were embossed with a lovely scenescape, coloured the debossed channels with Tea Green and Buttercup promarkers and cut into squares leaving a small gap to allow the lovely blue base colour to show through.

A section of map patterned paper finishes off the inside with a stamped balloon brightly coloured with Poppy, True Blue and Buttercup promarkers.  I used the same map paper for the Happy Birthday signpost stamp.  As the Male Room Challenge was to include an unexpected item I dug out a piece of denim jeans material to place behind the aperture which has a lovely frayed edge.

I've used - Crafter's Companion Blue Pearlescent card stock
Free EF, stamps & patterned paper from various magazines
Unbranded stitched circle die
Here's the sketch I was following
Linking up with The Male Room Challenge #90 - Include An Unexpected Item - denim jeans material
Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x


  1. Great idea to add the frayed jeans it looks like the balloon is flying over the sea. Super idea and love it added texture. Thank you so much for joining us in our Unexpected Item challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
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  2. This is Fantastic Steph, clever design and love the use of the jeans, great texture. Emmax

  3. p.s forgot to say thank you for your visits and congrats on my craft stamper top picks - still find it amazing but im trying to stick to my craft resolution for this year and join in these different challenges. Hope you are keeping well. Emmax

  4. I love the way you've used the frayed denim - it really looks like the balloon is flying over the sea. I love the use of the map paper too! Brilliant work. Thanks so much for playing along with our Unexpected Item challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  5. Wow! Love your idea to use denim in the card. How creative you are! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room for the Unexpected Item challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects again.

  6. I do love the use of denim on your lovely card. Great take on our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge! Good Luck!


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