I have a video to share today creating a shaker card from an ink blended background panel with layered heat embossed details. I used the large Amazing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp which was included in the March Card Kit along with the Lucky Charmz mix, also included in the kit, to turn the card into a shaker. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
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LAYERED HEAT EMBOSSED SHAKER
I used the colour of Lucky Charmz pack to set my colour scheme for this card and picked out the Key Lime ink pad from Simon Says Stamp as my closing matching colour. I must admit that I do struggle with bright colours and I muted the zinginess of the green slightly by blending with darker shades and I loved how this card turned out so perhaps I should be less scared of bright colours in the future! Using the largest of the Picket Fence blending brushes, I started with Key Lime ink and blended over a piece of Neenah Solar White card, and then I deepened the colours firstly with Evergreen ink and then to take it that one step further I added a little Sparrow too.
To create interest, I splattered with water and then lifted the droplets with a paper towel, however, with these being dye inks they didn’t really react with the water and the colours stayed put, but the water droplets on the card did add a slightly different texture. I moved on and added white gouache splatter over the whole panel. Gouache is an opaque watercolour, and so you get these lovely bright white splatters over the green background. I then added darker green splatter by picking up a little watercolour on a brush this time I kept the darker splatter over the lower portion of the panel.
Having dried the panel thoroughly with a heat tool, I then placed the card in the Mini Misti and placed one of the patterned circles from the Amazing stamp set on top. I closed the door of the Misti to pick up the stamp and then inked with clear embossing ink. This is a sticky ink that embossing powder will adhere to. I inked and stamped a second time to get a good impression and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder before heat settings with the pre-heated heat tool. I carried on stamping different circle designs from the Amazing stamp set and used in total three different embossing powders, clear, white and antique gold, all from Simon Says Stamp. As I built up the pattern, I overlapped some of the circles, and I love how this turned out. This technique was one I saw Nichol Spohr use on a Snowflake pattern to create two gorgeous Christmas cards, one red and one green. I like the effect of using the three different embossing powders but must admit that the clear embossing did get a bit lost under the abundant shaker mix I added over the top later on.
My plan had been to use the Outline Floral Frame die over the background panel to create the shaker element, however, I wasn’t sure about it being a little fussy in comparison to the more graphic design and also, to be honest, my background panel was just a tiny bit too small to comfortably fit behind this frame and so I cut my own more simple frame from Neenah Solar white card in the 110lb version for sturdiness. I used a pencil and ruler to map out the frame first and then used the ruler and scalpel to cut away the centre of the frame. Having erased the pencil lines and lined the new frame over the background panel and I think this suited the graphic circle design better.
To turn this frame and background panel into a shaker, I used a piece of plastic sheet from Lifestyle Crafts. I cut the acetate to be just slightly smaller than the frame, but before adhering it to the frame, I want to heat emboss a sentiment on top. I lined up the So Very Proud Of You sentiment from the Amazing stamp set on the acetate and placed them both in the Mini Misti. I gently treated the plastic with an anti-static powder bag to help prevent embossing powder randomly sticking everywhere and then inked the sentiment in clear embossing ink. I then sprinkled with white embossing powder and spent a few moments cleaning up the acetate of any stray bits of powder before heat setting with a pre-heated heat tool. Now, I do have some heat resistant acetate in my stash somewhere but actually, I was so quick with the heat tool that the plastic held up pretty well.
I added Scor-tape to the back of the white frame and then lined up the heat embossed acetate on top, and this then creates the front of the shaker. To give the gems, pearls and such included in the Lucky Charmz mix room to shake and move about I added a double layer of foam adhesive all around the frame. I added the Lucky Charmz mix, and I took out the clover sequins as I didn’t think they went with the theme of this card. I also made sure to turn the pearls over so that they would be the right way around when viewed from the front of the shaker as I wasn’t sure if there would be enough room in the shaker for the pearls to flip over or not and I wanted to see the lovely green on the front of the pearls.
With the shaker now full, I carefully lined up the ink blended and heat embossed background panel on top to complete the shaker element of the card. I added Gina K glue runner to the back and adhered it to a white card base, cut and scored from sturdy Neenah Solar White in the 110lb version.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D