Today is the day that my friends son is having his surgery, please keep him and the family in your thoughts. Today I have a fun shaker card that I made for my friend! I am trying to stock pile several different types of card to brighten their day!
The card was made with the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits as the base for my shaker! Because they are all graduated sizes, it is easy to do! You can see in the below picture the “makings of the shaker” (sorry for the icky picture but it will give you the idea)
The “key element” that makes it easy is using the foam adhesive stripes. Here is a great tip!!!! ~ peel off both sides of the strips as it makes it super easy to bend around and adhere to whatever base you are using. I should have used one long strip and worked around…this IS the easiest wat to do it as when you start cutting into little pieces, it just makes it harder!
Here is another tip! To prevent your shaker elements from sticking to the sides and the top of the window sheet….take either the stampin’ buddy or a swifter cloth ~ this really help with the sticking and the static.
I used the beautiful sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle (love this font) for the message inside the heart! I thought that it was appropriate to add little hearts (from the hearts border punch) and I also threw in some sequins…
The over all size of the card is a 4 1/2″ square card. The strip of the GORGEOUS DSP is 1 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ and then a 1/4″ strip of the Daffodil Delight!
Now to the flowers on the Mint Macaron Base. They are from the Love & Affection Stamp Set and I used Versamark to stamp. Remember, I have blogged before that this is a great way to add an accent. You just need to play with the paper as sometimes it works better using the same color of ink and then there are times that the versamark works better. I love the effect it gives!
That is about it….have you tried to make a shaker card? If not, how about giving it a try! It is like all things we do…if we have the right tools/products, it works…it is as simple as that!
Please feel free to reach out to me if you need help with a shaker card or even any card. I often have people email me a picture of a card they have seen on the internet and they say, “How did they do that?” Trust me, I do not have all of the answers but if I can help, it is my pleasure!
I know that Catherine Ann will love this card. I can see her just want to look at it and then she will shake, shake, shake…and then flash that beautiful smile she has.
Now to the weekend post….I adore the comments but I must say, my pick was Sunday’s card. I do love Crumb cake for the holidays…and i think that when you see the DSP paper stack, you will see why! I will say that this card is in the running for a holiday card from my family!
This is the home stretch…this week is special! The end of the month…and the UNVEILING or should I say….purchasing from the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!
Have a great day, we all have so much to be thankful for….please remember my friends and I hope that this quotes touches you! There truly is power in kindness, love, belief and prayers!