How to make light up shadow box card.

Hi, crafty friends!

This is Eiko and I make light up shadow box card using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

When you pull the pull tab, the windows glow.

I will make the parts referring to the picture below.

  • Die cut a pattern paper with shadow box die.
  • Cut the white cardstock for background.
  • Stamp the starry backdrops with Versamark and heat embossing using clear embossing powder, and then coloring with salty ocean and black soot Distress Oxide ink.
  • Cut the white cardstock for the circuit.
  • Cut the white vellum paper for the windows.
  • Die cut a white cardstock with hillside border dies.
  • Stamp the penguin, house and lantern using Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and color with copics.
  • Cut out the windows with a craft knife.
  • Pull tab parts (two 0.5 x 2 inch)
  • Switch parts (two 0.5 x 0.5 inch)
  • Cut the heat resistant acetate sheet and stamp the sentiment with Versamark, heat embossing with silver embossing powder.

  • Place the cover panel on the card base mark the position of the lights.
  • Draw three lines for the slit.
  • Draw a line every 1/4 inch from the bottom.
  • From 1/4 inch from the right end, draw a 1 inch long line and cut out the 1/32 x 1 inch slit.
  • Mark the position of the battery and Chibitronics and draw the circuit with a pencil.
  • Adhere a double-sided tape at the position of the battery.

  • Adhere the copper tape on the drawing path.
  • In the position of the battery, adhere the copper tape on the double-sided tape.
  • Place the battery on the copper tape with the positive side up.
  • Adhere the positive side copper tape on the battery.
  • Adhere the yellow Chibitronics on the mark.

Make the switch part.

  • Fold square parts in half.
  • Insert the switch part into the slit.
  • Adhere the copper tape to the same position as the copper tape attached to the circuit paper.
  • Pull out the switch part from the slit and adhere the copper tape around the switch part.
  • Insert the switch part into the slit again.

Apply a double-sided tape on the switch part and adhere the pull tab part on the switch part.

  • Adhere the parts on the cover panel.
  • Adhere the vellum paper on the back of the windows.
  • Adhere a thin foam tape around the card base.
  • Adhere the cover panel on the card base.

  • Adhere the acetate sheet on the shadow box.
  • Make a slit for the pull tab on the shadow box part.
  • Apply the double-sided tape on the back of the card base.
  • Through a pull tab on the slit, adhere the card base to the shadow box.

  • Adhere the hillside border parts on the shadow box.
  • Adhere the tabs with double-sided tape.

Adhere the penguin parts on the hillside border parts.

I finished it!

Be sure to check out the whole video tutorial for more details.

And please see my blog for detailed tutorial.

>>>How to make light up shadow box card.

Thank you for stopping by.

Eiko Uchida

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  1. Christine Smith 2 years ago

    These are adorable! xxx

  2. Marjorie DUMONTIER 2 years ago

    Thanks for this very helpful post ! Shadow boxes are so cool!

  3. Kirsty Vittetoe 2 years ago

    Loving your wonderful creation!!!!!!

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