Hey Everybody, today ill be explaining how this cheerful card came to be.
Who doesn’t love flowers? I can tell you whole heartedly that I love flowers so much more after two Nor’easter storms hit us back to back. Dumping an combined two feet of snow, ice and Yuck on us.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I spent quite some time crafting by candlelight. Once the power came back on and the furnace returned to life it hit me like a brick house! I need some spring time!
Below I will show you how you too can make a heavenly slice of springtime to keep for yourself or to share with someone else.
What I used
- Plus adhesive runner
- Altenew pretty Pansies stamp set
- Hero Arts white embossing powder
- One sheet Acetate
- Embossing magic tool
- Thick foam squares large and small
- Altenew crisp mini ink cubes
– Red cosmos set
– Rose petal set
– Shades of purple set
- Ranger Magenta embossing powder
- Heat Tool
- Neenah solar classic white 80LB
- Simon Says Stamp – Pixie dust sequins
- Neat & Tangled – Like Magic Sequins
- Little Things by Lucy Cards -Bridal Mix Jewels
- Sizzix Thinlits dies – set 661188
- My Favorite Things dynamics Dies- Banners
- Misti Original
- Big Shot die cutting machine
- 3m low tack tape
- Versamark ink
- Pink card stock
- Clearly Besotted- Sending Sunshine stamp set
- Paper trimmer
- Score board
All my products used today were bought at Simon says Stamp. I truly adore them and always find what I need . Who could ask for more?
Let’s get started
Starting off with a piece of white card stock cut down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 I applied the second largest sizzix die to the middle of the card stock and secured it with a small piece of low tack artist tape. The tape ensures that my die will stay exactly where I need it while being cut. I then ran the cardstock through my Big Shot.
Next I cut down a piece of acetate slightly bigger than the die cut hole in my white piece of cardstock
The next step I took was to use my embossing magic powder sachet to cover both sides of the acetate. Once both sides were covered, I arranged my outline stamps from the Altenew Pretty Pansies set and stamped them using versamark ink. Once stamped I applied the Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set the page. The final set was to adhere the window panel to the back of my white die cut panel.
Note: I used a Sharpie marker to outline the shape and size I need for my acetate window and carefully adhered it so that none of the sharpie showed through the window.
Next using my foam squares I outlined the the window on the back of the white panel.
Now comes the fun part! Picking out my sequins and placing them in the window.
Being careful not to bounce the sequins out of the panel, I carefully removed the backing off the adhesive squares and placed my size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of pink card stock directly over the back.
Next using the flowers and leaves of the Altenew pretty pansies stamp, I built several flowers and leaves.
Finally after I fussy-cut each flower and leaf, it was time to adhere them to the card.
Note: Altenew does offer matching dies for this set.
I chose to adhere the flowers and leaves in opposite corners. To adhere the cutouts I used my plus adhesive runner.
Next I cut out a banner strip using my dynamic dies from MFT and used versamark ink to stamp a sentiment from the sending sunshine stamp set and applied Magenta embossing powder to the ink and heat set.
Once this was dry, I adhered the banner to the front right bottom corner and snipped off the excess that was hanging off the side of the card.
Now it is time to creat the card base!
Using my Neenah solar white 80lb paper I cut the card stock down to measure 8 1/2 by 5 1/2. Using my score board I placed a score line at the 4 1/4 mark and folded the card in half.
The final step to assemble this wonderful spring shaker card is to adhere the shaker panel to this card base.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that is send some spring vibes your way! 🙂
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Love to all! Happy Saturday and spring vibes to all.