Hello! I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. I finally feel like it's starting to look a lot more like Spring here in Wisconsin. Now that the majority of the snow has melted, I've been inspired to make a Spring birthday card.
For today's card, I made a cute shaker card featuring the adorable girl from Mama Elephant "In My Heart" stamp set. This is actually my first time making a shaker card. It was pretty fun! I wanted to make this a no-bulk shaker and postal friendly card because it will be traveling all the way to the Netherlands where my niece live.
To begin the shaker card, I stamped the cute girl in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I created a grassy hill for her to stand on. I colored the image using Copic Markers and fussy cut the image. Then I created a sunny background by blending Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. I then stamped Happy Birthday in Jet Black StazOn ink on the blended background and set it aside to dry.
To create my no bulk shaker card, I used the second largest die from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies set and ran it with a cardstock through the Big Shot machine. This created a window on the cardstock. Then I used a strong adhesive tape and adhered a piece of transparency film behind the window. I poured different sizes and colors of sequins onto my transparency film and sealed it with the dried blended background using the same strong adhesive. This created the shaker element. I found that the sequins doesn't move around as much, but it still shakes.
To finish my card, I framed the window with a polka dot paper and die-cut two clouds from Mama Elephant Stitched Sky dies. I adhered all the pieces to the window. After everything was adhered, I noticed that the sentiment "Happy Birthday" kept getting covered by the sequins. So then, I decided to stamp the sentiment again on the exact same spot using my Stamp-a-ma-jig as a guide.
And that wrap up my shaker card for today. I do love how the card came out, but I think next time I will try the bulk shaker version. Thanks so much for popping in and looking at my card. I hope you'll have a wonderful week!
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Yes Please Collection; DCWV - Perf; Apollo - Transparency Film
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart; Studio G - Happy Birthday
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; StazOn - Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress - Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade
Others: Recollection - Double Side Sticky Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Mama Elephant - Stitched Sky Die Set; Ranger - Mini Foam Applicator; Martha Stewart - Sterling glitter; Artful Minds - Blue Sequins; Tree House Studio - Holographic Sequins; Copics; Craft Knife