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Shadow Box Card with Joy Clair Designs stamps and Rinea papers

Joy Clair Designs & Rinea Collab: Box Frame Card – “Tea in a box”

Joy Clair Designs and Rinea: This month we are doing a collaboration as part of the Rinea DT with Joy Clair stamps. These are totally new to me, and I really struggled with sticking to the budget as there are so many fab designs!

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You will need:

Building the Shadow Box

We adapted one of our Shadow Box cut files to create the base design, but you could use a box shadow die and resize your pieces accordingly. You then want to add a door panel (shown below in blue) which covers one side edge as well as the main centre of the box. You can size this so it has a slight overlap as shown if you wish, but I trimmed mine to fit. This should be cut from strong cardstock as it will form the core of the design.

Building the shadow box

Printing onto Rinea Foiled Paper

The technique I’ve used needs a Laser Printer to work properly. Now, to avoid bubbling the paper, I would recommend allowing your printer to cool between sheets (this project requires 4 printed sheets). You don’t need any specialised settings though. I did trim the sheets down to a size my printer could cope with.

Start by opening your stamp designs in Affinity Photo, Photoshop or similar image editor.

Printing Joy Clair Designs stamps

Start by creating a new document ([File]-[New]) which matches the size of your door panel. Copy in your frame design by circling it with your lasso, copy it ([CTRL]+[C]). Trim your piece of Arctic foiled paper to match the document size (no need to worry about printer boundaries with this design).

The Joy Clair Design "Succulent Frame" printed onto Arctic Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper
The Joy Clair Design “Succulent Frame” printed onto Arctic Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper

For the other colours we will create another document to the same size as your trimmed pieces for your printer.

The "Cup of Joy" stamps by Joy Clair Designs laid out ready for printing.
The Lilac Sheet
The macaroons and foliage from Joy Clair Designs
The Jade Sheet
The foliage is by Joy Clair Designs and Natalie designed the "love" sentiment
The Turquoise Sheet

For the turquoise sheet, I added the love sentiment using a script font and used “Stroke” to outline it ready for cutting.

Colouring onto the Printed Rinea

Colouring onto Rinea Foiled Paper
Colouring onto Rinea Foiled Paper

We recommend using alcohol markers for this process:

  • Le Plume: YG642, YG647
  • Nuvo: 439
  • Harmony: Cabbage

These shades blended lovely without needing a blender pen at all.

Cutting the aperture
Cutting the aperture

You can use a ScanNCut to cut the aperture if you like, but you could just as easily do this by hand.

Applying Adhesive with a Xyron Machine
Applying Adhesive with a Xyron Machine

I used the Xyron Machine to apply adhesive evenly across the back of the foiled piece so we would have a neat finish. If you don’t have a Xyron, just cut an additional identical cover piece to hide your adhesive.

The piece with the adhesive is then applied to thick acetate to reinforce the piece.

You can then add the “love” and the “sweet thoughts of you” sentiments to your front along with a pair of macaroons.

Applying the piece onto acetate
Applying the piece onto acetate
Making the Macaroons by Joy Clair Designs
Making the Macaroons
Use Ghost Ink to add detail
Use Ghost Ink to add detail

Building the Shadow Box

Building the Shadow Box
Building the Shadow Box

With your shadow box now cut, apply a piece of Jade Starstruck to the central panel before folding you side panels in.

Folding the side panels in
Folding the side panels in
Adhering the Shadow Box tabs with red liner tape and glue
Adhering the Shadow Box tabs with red liner tape and glue
The completed Shadow Box element
The completed Shadow Box element

Decorating the Shadow Box

Check your layout with the cover at every stage
Check your layout with the cover at every stage but I wouldn’t adhere it until your inside is complete

Start with your cup for your central panel; I also used a little ghost ink to add detail with a Cut N Dry nib and the refill. Top Tip: use wet glue to give you tim to check alignment and tweak if needed.

You can then shape and add your flowers and foliage along with the other pair of macaroons.

Starting the Shadow Box
Starting the Shadow Box
Adding the flowers from "Cup of Joy"
Adding the flowers from “Cup of Joy”
Making the acetate "cover"
Making the acetate “cover”

Once your arrangement is complete, you will want to protect it using another piece of acetate. You want to score your acetate slightly smaller than your aperture so it fits nicely. It may take a couple of attempts to get a good fit.

Pop this in and finish with additional flowers if needed to hide any flaws. Keep these fairly flat.

The completed inside with acetate
The completed inside with acetate
The completed Shadow Box featuring stamps from Joy Clair Designs and foiled papers from Rinea

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