I’ve been trying to stretch myself crafting-wise and have started to create a list of all the different techniques and styles I could use in my papercrafting. I’ve realised that I’m so busy playing in my studio that like the products I have, I often forget to play with different card folds etc. In fact t was this list that prompted me to make today’s project, a shaker card, but just to be different I thought it would be fun to create a notecard-sized one.
The base for this card is from the small Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, folded along the pre-scored line and the crease sharpened with a Bone Folder. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach a layer of Tranquil Tide Card to the front of the card base and topped that with the pretty Balmy Blue design from the Tranquil Textures 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack.
The same Balmy Blue DSP was fixed to the flap of the envelope with liquid glue and cut to shape with Paper Snips, and a narrow strip attached to the bottom edge inside the card.
On the front of the card I created a rectangular frame using Foam Adhesive Strips and wiped inside the frame with an Embossing Buddy. I added 1/4 teaspoon of Tranquil Textures Sprinkles (a mixture of tiny beads and pebbles) and then removed the protective paper from the top of the Foam Adhesive Strips so I could seal the shaker with a layer of Window Sheet that I’d also wiped with the Embossing Buddy.
Next I stamped the octopus image from the Sea of Textures Stamp Set onto some Thick Whisper White Card using Rich Razzleberry ink and cut it out using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform with the coordinating die from the Under The Sea Framelits. While I was there I also cut out 3 of the long grassy shapes from Mint Macaron Card using a die from the same set.
I cut some narrow strips of the DSP and used them to create a frame around the top edge of the shaker panel, attached with Tear & Tape Adhesive, before adding the grassy die-cut pieces and the octopus. I cut pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips to support the tentacles and head of the octopus where they extended past the shaker panel as the Foam Adhesive Strips are slightly thicker than Stampin’ Dimensionals and I wanted to keep everything fairly level.
It was only then that I noticed that I hadn’t stamped the ‘you’re one of a kind’ sentiment from the Sea of Textures Stamp Set, and carefully added it to the front of the card with Night of Navy ink.
All that was left was to wrap a length of Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine around the top of the card and tie it in a simple bow.
I loved making this card. The colours, the textures, the sound of the sprinkles reminding me of the beach moving under the power of the waves, all combine to make something quite magical. What do you think?