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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Shaker Anniversary

Hi there and welcome.  I needed an anniversary card and had seen some shaker cards on Pinterest which gave me the idea to try one as I haven't made one before.  I used my usual Nellie Snellen hearts dies which are very useful as they have two scalloped edged and three plain edged dies within the set so there is plenty of choice.  I also used a freebie embossing folder for the background which has some very pretty butterflies and flowers.


I started with a snippet of white card for the background cut into a square slightly smaller than the card base and embossed with the folder, which I had to put through twice to cover the square piece of card. 

I then cut out both the scalloped heart dies with another snippet of white card and laid these two cut pieces together with one heart centrally over the other and fixed them with a piece of removable tape whilst I cut out the smaller plain heart in the middle, also fixing the die in place with some tape to ensure it stayed in the right place for cutting.  I then cut two of the large plain hearts, one from acetate and one from another snippet of white card.

I assembled the heart by fixing the acetate to the back of the scalloped heart with double sided tape, then fixed some foam tape to frame the smaller heart aperture.  I then filled the space with a few pastel coloured sequins before removing the foam backing and adhering the white plain heart to this, which then encases the sequins.

To finish I mounted the embossed background on to the base card and at this point decided that it needed a bit of colour so I took three colours of Adirondack ink, namely Sunshine Yellow, Pink Sherbet and Stonewashed and applied the ink with a dry wet wipe.  I find this is a good way of applying ink to the raised surface as with this over the finger it makes it much easier to apply the ink just where you need it, but even so looking at the photo now I can see I didn't get quite enough down the righthand edge but never mind.  I added the shaker heart on top and then used a sentiment inked with the Adirondack Stonewashed ink on to a small oval die cut, the smallest die from the Spellbinders Floral Oval.  As this was my first shaker card I was really pleased with the finished look.
 
Thank you for stopping by today.

Pat  x

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 208 and 209 where we use our leftover pieces/snippets of card, paper etc.



9 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, Pat, this is just stunning! Fabulous design and I love the touch of colour on the embossed background. I wonder who first thought to use a dry wet wipe/baby wipe to apply ink? So easy to use, but such a clever idea. xx

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  2. Hi Pat, Your card is absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea to use these lovely dies for a shaker and the embossing folders looks beautiful. I wish I'd seen the mag with this super freebie. Have a happy and healthy 2016. Barbxx

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  3. Oh Pat, just when I think I can't see anything lovelier from you - you do it again! Fabulous and really clever too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. I love how you have applied colour to the embossed backing paper as I ave that E.F. too . Wishing you a happy New Year. Hugs. Mrs A.

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  5. So sweet!!! Love, love this delicate shaker card! Wonderful colours and the embossing looks great with the sponged inks!

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  6. Terrific looking shaker card and a great pick by Di in the Playground.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. Gorgeous shaker card, I love the colours. Cheers, Shirleyxx

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  8. Just saw this featured in the playground, so pretty and I just LOVE the way you did the embossing.

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