Shadow Box Card – Rat Gym

Published on
19 September 2018
B. Robles
B. Robles

I haven’t had time to craft lately because I’ve been busy with some work trip and some holidays… and in the summertime, I enjoy outdoor activities and I don’t really spend much time at home. So it took me ages to finish the card I’m showing you today. I used Waffle Flower “Gym Rat” stamps and dies. Aren’t these hamsters adorable? I love them!! So I thought about making a shadow box card that looks like a rat cage/gym 🙂

I stamped the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to die cut the images. I looked for a circle die in my stash to cut the inside of the rat wheel and used a craft knife to open a window on the rat cage. Then, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

I decorated the cardstock for my shadow box stamping some small images from the same stamp set using Lawn Fawn Yeti pigment ink. Then, I put together the shadow box and added the rats. I had to stamp more images because it seemed to me that I needed more elements… do you think it is too busy? Or do you like lots of images on your shadow box/ pop up box cards?

I wanted some white space to write a message, so I stamped the rat cage image masking the water dispenser and then I used a black pen to trace the black line. I die cut the image and adhered it to the backside of the shadow box, adding another super cute rat.
I’m quite happy with how this card turned out! I hope you like it too!!

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!!


  • This is such a wonderful box card, Beatriz! I love the both the front and back of the box. Your images are so cute and beautifully colored as well. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


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