Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hello Shaker Card

Good morning.  Want to shake things up a bit with your snail mail?  Try making a shaker card to say "hello".

Here's a snapshot of the dies I used:

Here's how I made it:
I started by cutting the Queen & Co. Lines Die 4 times out of Neenah 110# Solar White Cardstock and once out of Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I glued the 4 heavier weight die cut panels together using Glossy Accents and then used a fingernail file to remove all the tiny debris that sticks to the edges of dies.
This made the edges smooth.  Just look at that depth!  Attach the die cut panel to an A2 sized card base.

I adhered a Cheery Lynn Designs Clear Acetate Sheet to the back side of the 85# die cut panel using Score Tape.  This acetate has a protective blue film on both sides so be sure to remove the blue film before adhering it to your project.
Fill each of the lines with seed beads and sequins and attach the top piece using Score Tape, removing the blue film first. 

Next cut the Memory Box Drifting Flowers Heart Die out of white cardstock.  While it's still in the die, turn it over and rub Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink into the crevices to add detail to the die.

Die cut a double layered sentiment and attach the sentiment to the halo.  The one I used isn't available in the store but there are many in the store to choose from, found HERE.

Assemble your card as shown.  

Add pretty gems to the centers of each of the flowers.

Here's a list of dies I used that can be found 
at Dies R Us:
Queen & Co. - Dies - Lines  Memory Box - Dies - Drifting Flowers Heart Cheery Lynn Designs - Shaker - Clear Acetate Sheets  Poppystamps - Dies - Big Halo Hello

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Marcia Hill said...

This is so pretty Birgit! Love all the shaking action in the horizontal lines and that heart die cut is just lovely! Beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! :0)

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

This is so creative.......making a shaker card out of this background die. Phenomenal! Love that heart die and how you colored the flowers through the back side.

Linda said...

Birgit, this is so adorable. Wow, so intimidating to me. Lovely card my friend.

Janice said...

A really pretty shaker card Birgit, such a clever use of the die. Love the pretty heart die too.

Esther Asbury said...

Whoa! That is one cool shaker card! Such a clever idea and so very beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

It is so pretty, I love the goodies you used inside the shaker and the coloring of the flowers is so pretty, and love how you used the pink behind the sentiment also to tie it all together!

Tracey McNeely said...

Birgit you have been rocking the shaker cards, this is so gorgeous. Love the tutorial! Happy weekend!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, what a pretty shaker card!!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your Shaker Card! That background color really pops and looks amazing! This is a fantastic design! So FUN!!!