Hi, I just love the sentiments in the Blossoms & Thoughts stamp set by Catherine Pooler. I was aiming to make one shaker card, but coloured too many flowers and leaves for just one card. You can watch the video tutorial here on the blog and find the written tutorial below.
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STAMPING AND COLOURING
- Onto Bristol card, stamp the main floral image – ink the flower area with Be Mine, and the leaves with Lime Rickey.
- Stamp the filler image stamps with Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Be Mine and Pucker Up.
- Colour with the open leaves with Lime Rickey, the flower with Be Mine (using Pucker Up as the shadow colour) and a Blender pen.
- Colour the small filler images with just the blender pen. Adding Catching Rays to the middles of the flowers (and to the middle of the main flowers too).
- Die cut all the stamped and coloured images.
- First, die cut a rounded rectangle with Good Things mini cover plate die from Solar White card and Bristol card. Secondly, also die cut vellum and acetate to make a shaker cover.
- Thirdly, die cut the frame from A-maze-ing mini cover plate die twice from Solar White card.
- Use direct-to-paper technique to colour the shaker backer for the vellum card with Pucker Up.
- Ink blend onto the shaker backer card with Be Mine for the top two thirds, and Pucker Up at the bottom third. (For the acetate card).
There are a variety of blending brushes in the shop for you to choose from – Catherine Pooler Blending Brushes (a pack of 4 with a teal handle and white bristles), Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy brushes (with white bristles and also can stand up and have a cap to protect the bristles). And Life-Changing Blending Brushes by Picket Fence Studios (Various pack sizes with brown bristles).
- First, stamp the sentiments with embossing ink onto the vellum and ink blended piece. Heat emboss with Alabaster embossing powder.
- Die cut the Instant Happy die and adhere above the embossed sentiment on the ink blended backer. (Watch the video tutorial above to see how I altered this die).
- With strong score tape adhere the vellum and acetate to the white frame.
- Add two layers of foam tape around the frame.
- Fill with sequins from the Miami sequin mix (the brightest sequins are best for vellum shakers).
- Arrange all the flowers and leaves to make clusters around the sentiments. Both on foam squares and flat to the shaker element.
FINISHING THE CARDS
- First, repeat the direct-to-paper technique for a bright Pucker Up card front and adhere to an A2 sized card base. Then adhere the shaker element.
- Ink blend onto a premium white card base (cover the back of the card with purple tape) to match the backer for the acetate shaker. Finally, adhere the acetate shaker element.
Do you enjoy making shaker cards? I haven’t made interactive cards in such a long time – I think I need to challenge myself with more intricate cards ideas. Share your shakers (and other cards) with us at the Paper Tree Tribe group and tag us on Instagram so we can see your card makes.
Find more inspiration by Jeni here at the Tutorial blog