Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Hi Everyone, isn’t it great to have a day which celebrates us and the hobby we love! I am planning to spend the day creating and I hope you are all able to take some time in your day to create too.
I’m starting out World Cardmaking Day by sharing a card which gave me some trouble. I’m a firm believer in sharing the troubles I have with crafting, as well as the successes. I decided to make a shaker card! I love shaker cards and they really are quite simple to make. There are a couple of tips I have which will make things easier.
To start, make sure you are happy with your colour of cardstock combinations. I planned to use Pool Party for the top layer and the base but I used Whisper White cardstock in the middle. It just lacked impact. Unfortunately, I had already stuck it all together so had to work out how to “fix” it. I used my Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker and coloured in the white cardstock. It still looked a little bland (and now I had the added issue of the ink bleeding on to my base). I next grabbed the Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Marker and coloured around this border again. Well, if you look closely…and not even that closely, you can see that it too has bled. Oh well!
The next tip I have is to do with die-cutting and embossing your top layer. Make sure you die cut the layer first and then run the panel through with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. If you do it in the other order you will flatten all that gorgeous embossing.
Before you add the sequins into the well you’ve created with the Foam Adhesive Strips, use an Embossing Buddy (or similar) to remove any stickiness. You want your sequins to move around the well freely.
For the next tip, I recommend you stand over or at least lean all the way over your card while you position your top panel on your card base. Otherwise, you might find the panel is not centred on your card. If you aren’t going for a centred look, it doesn’t matter – but if you are, you can see the whole card much better if you aren’t on an angle.
Also for the seaweed, ink up the stamp in Granny Apple Green first and then use your Sponge Dauber to add just a touch of Pretty Peacock ink along the edges before you stamp. It really takes the image to the next level.
Finally, I love to create banners with my sentiment strips. We have an awesome Triple Banner Punch but I confess I tend to use the Tailored Tag Punch to create banners more often than not these days.
Here’s the card…
Here’s a closeup…
Despite all the issues I had with the construction of this card, I love it! I hope that the recipient will be so taken with the shaker part that they won’t notice all the little hiccups!
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
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