Hello everyone, Sharna here, so excited to be guest designing for Wplus9 today! I have three cards to share with you featuring the new Friends for all Seasons: Winter stamp set & a few others from this release and last.
For today's cards I decided to make shakers. I love the extra touch of an interactive card. Shakers can seem difficult but I promise they aren't! I have gotten into the habit of making several cards all at once while I have all my supplies out. It is really easy to switch up the colors and sentiments to make each one unique but not really take much more time than the single card would be.
For my backgrounds, I chose a bunch of distress inks & dye inks in a few of my favorite colors. I used a foam ink blending tool and watercolor paper. My tip for blending is to hold the base of the blending tool instead of the handle and start off the paper. I keep scratch paper under my cardstock so that absorbs some of the ink before I bring it onto the paper.
For the frame of the shaker portion of the card I used the Sunshine Layer Dies. I nested the inner rounded edge die inside of the outer scalloped edge die, taped them together with washi tape and ran them through my die cut machine. I applied a piece of acetate cut slightly smaller than the frame with some tape runner to the back side of each frame. Then I doubled up some foam tape before cutting in half lengthwise so it was thin enough to hide behind each frame (shown in step 1 in the image below). Running some powder tool around the edges keeps the sequins from sticking to any of the foam tape (see step 2).
Since my background is larger than my window frame I put the sequins in the middle in a pile taking care to keep them from the edges where the foam tape will go (see step 3). I then lined up my frame and set it down over the sequins (step 4).
I really hope you enjoyed my shaker cards!
For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.