Diorama Full Card

by Cristena Bagne

Make a card with a dimensional diorama on the front. Technique by Irina Blount.


  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Pool Party Cardstock with Grey, Teal, and Navy Blue cardstock used here)
  • Shape dies of different sizes or Copictopia Cave SVG Cut File
  • Stamps (Scrappy Boy Stamps Mermazing Clear Stamp Set used here)
  • Adhesive (SU Tear Tape used here)
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool/ bone folder
  • Decorations of your choice
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Copic markers, Distress Oxide Inks, blending brushes, Tweezers, Silhouette cutting machine)


  1. Step 1

    Prepare layering pieces:

    Cardstock for base:
    (1) 8" x 5" – Score on 8” side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2"
    (1) 11" x 5 1/2" - Score on 11” side at 5 1/2"
    Cardstock for inside panel of diorama:
    (1) 5" x 5"
    Cardstock for middle layer of diorama:
    (1) 6" x 5" – Score on 6” side at 1/2" , 5 1/2"
    Cardstock for front of diorama:
    (1) 6 1/2" x 5" – Score on 6 1/2” side at 3/4" and 5 3/4"

  2. After you have cut all your cardstock for the project, score everything and burnish all your score marks.

  3. Step 2

    In the center of the 8" x 5" , 6 1/2" x 5", and 6" x 5" pieces of cardstock use either the Copictopia Cave SVG Cut File or 3 nested shaped dies of different sizes to cut out the center bit of the cardstock. They should line up like the photo.

  4. Step 3

    Place score tape on the front outer edges of the 8" x 5" , 6 1/2" x 5", and 6" x 5" pieces of cardstock, as seen in photo.

  5. Step 4

    Layer your 8" x 5", 6 1/2" x 5", and 6" x 5" pieces of cardstock together. Starting with the middle piece, remove the tear tape paper on the left side and adhere the end of the 6 1/2" x 5" cardstock the left, backside of the 8" x 5" cardstock closest to the 1/2" score line as shown in the photo.

    Use liquid glue over the top of the tear tape to still have wiggle room to get the cardstock where you want it.

  6. Step 5

    Repeat step 4, adhering the 6" x 5" piece of cardstock to the 6 1/2" x 5" piece of cardstock as seen in the photo. (Yes, lay it right over the top of the 6 1/2" x 5" piece of cardstock.)

  7. Step 6

    Repeat step 4 and 5 but on the right side of the card, as seen in the photos.

  8. Step 7

    Take the tear tape off the 8" x 5" piece of cardstock and adhere your diorama box to the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock, creating the box.

  9. Step 8

    Decorate the diorama and card front as desired.

  10. Step 9

    Using liquid glue on the backside of the diorama box, adhere to the 11" x 5 1/2" card base.

  11. Step 10

    You are all finished! Congratulations on a wonderful card!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Diorama Full Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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This is so adorable! I just finished the slimline diorama card so now I'm anxious to try this one!
muscrat  |  Tue Aug 9, 2022 at 8:22 PM
So cute! Thanks for the SVG. Can't wait to make one myself.
vgpeterson  |  Wed Aug 10, 2022 at 4:48 AM
I love this. Just got the diorama dies and this is so cute.
MarilynDillon  |  Wed Aug 10, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Just loved it. I ordered the dies and stamps today.
MeKe  |  Wed Aug 10, 2022 at 6:08 PM
that is so cute, love the dimension
Conniecrafter  |  Wed Aug 10, 2022 at 8:13 PM
Thank you everyone! I am so happy you like it. I can't wait to see all of yours!
Cristena  |  Thu Aug 11, 2022 at 1:22 PM
Does this fold for mailing?
TeriJ  |  Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 2:14 PM
Hi TeriJ, yes it will smile
Cristena  |  Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 2:28 PM
This is an adorable diorama card. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
byHelenG  |  Wed Sep 21, 2022 at 6:49 AM

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