Shadow Box Pop-up Card

Hi, friends! This is June again!

I am happy to show you a shadow box pop-up card.  This shadow box card that also called tunnel card creates a three dimensional scene with a sense of depth. Beside, This card is not only a pop-up but also a light-up card. If you push the right side of the card up to make a tunnel shape, you can see light-up on the background. 

 I created a birthday card with little and cute creatures from Hello Bluebird stamp sets.
You see two red birds bite birthday sentiment and flying around.  
If you flatten the card as you can in the picture, the LEDs lights go out and you can put it in an envelope. You can’t see any switch bar from the outside.

If you want to make the card, please watch my YouTube tutorial about it. And follow these instructions: 

Step 1. Preparing the paper

Please prepare the same size paper as the picture shows. Thick board is 1mm thick.

Step 2. Die Cutting

Use the those dies for layering of the shadow box card.
Die cut out the images as you can see in the picture.
The pieces of paper on the bottom right of the picture are for making switch and switch bar.

Step 3. Coloring and Blending

I used this stamp sets from Hello BlueBird. You can color the stamped images using the Copic makers or choose your own coloring materials.
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads used for blending are listed up below.

Step 4. Circuit Design

First of all, make a switch bar and a switch. And adhere it on the right side of inside of card as the picture shows. Then, attach the copper tape and the Chibitronics on the mark that you design circuit.

Step 5. Assembling

Cover the circuit with a thick board that there is holes for switch and a battery holder and assemble the card with die cut images which was prepared.
Hand cut out Copic colored images with scissors and glue cute images to the card.
Make sure that the LEDs are properly interacted with pushing the right side of card. If then, you can see LED’s light-up on the background.

Done!

If you need more information and interested in mechanism of the circuit, please watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel about how to create this shadow box card.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

June Lee (jooyeon.lee.paper.lover)

2 Comments
  1. Victoria Banaszak 1 month ago

    Wow! What an awesome card! I love the colors you used!

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