Saturday, July 2, 2016

Painter's Palette Shaker Card

Inspiration:  I've been wanting to make a shaker card for awhile now, and I finally got around to it.  I've seen many Painter's Palette shaker cards on the Internet, so they prompted me to try one of my own.

  • Sometimes less is more.  I found out that I'm "swoosh" challenged. LOL  I kept trying to add a bunch of swooshes to the greeting, but nothing quite looked right. So, I decided to go with just one swoosh and the speckles instead.  
  • The sequins are from the June Paper Pumpkin kit, and I added a few white beads I had in a drawer.  I'm thinking shaker cards could lead to a new hoarding problem for me....beads and sequins.
  • The main image took a few steps.
    • Stamp the easel in Basic Black on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with scissors.
    • To make the gold frame:
      1. Rub an embossing buddy on another piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  
      2. Put a sticky note or piece of Post-It tape on the easel stamp covering the top and legs.
      3. Ink the stamp with Versamark ink.
      4. Remove the masks and stamp.
      5. Add Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.  
      6. Cut out the frame with the 2-5/8" and 2-3/16" Layering Squares Framelits (both are outside measurements).  Note that I masked off the top and legs of the easel because a sliver of them would have shown after cutting out the frame.
    • Stamp the greeting on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock, add the swoosh and cut it out using the 2-3/16" (outside measurement) Layering Squares Framelit.  The image is a little higher on the square to allow for the sequins resting beneath it.
    • Cut a piece of acetate (window sheet/transparency) to make the window.  It should measure approximately 2-3/8" square.  I tried cutting mine out with the 2-5/8" framelit used above, but it didn't cut all the way through.  I'm probably doing something wrong, but I wound up just cutting it with my trimmer. 
    • Apply a THIN bead of multipurpose glue to the back of the embossed frame and adhere the window sheet.
    • Use foam strips on the easel you stamped in black to frame out the "well" for your sequins.
    • Rub the embossing buddy on the acetate and on the inside of the strips to help prevent static and the sequins from sticking to the foam strips.
    • Add a few sequins to the "well."  Remember not to add so many that you don't see the stamped image.
    • Remove the foam strip backings and carefully lay the embossed frame on the strips.
  • That seems like a lot of steps, but actually the shaker part is pretty easy using the Layering Squares Framelits.  I used a red Sharpie to put a little dot on the framelits I used so I wouldn't have to figure it out each time.
Paper Dimensions:
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     2-3/4x3-3/4 Black Easel
     2-3/4x3-3/4 Gold Frame
     Scrap for Greeting
Playful Palette DSP Stack
     4x5-1/4 Large Layer
     4-1/4x1-3/4 Strip
Gold Glimmer Paper
     (2) 4-1/4x1/4 Strips
Window Sheet
     2-3/8x2-3/8 Window

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