Hi friends, today I’m sharing a birthday shaker card using the Best Fishes stamp set. Heres how I put it together:
The first step is making the card front. On a sheet of Yupo paper, I moved Tim Holtz Turquise and Sailboat Blue alcohol inks around to resemble water. I worked from one corner to the other, in the path I knew my shaker windows were going to be. While the panel was drying, I made the inside panel that would be seen through the window. I swiped some Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat and sprayed them with water; then I smooshed some watercolor paper into the inks. I did this three times, using my heat tool to dry the paper after each layer. Once my Yupo paper was dry, I die-cut the windows using the Staggered Circles Die.
I stamped several images from the Best fishes stamp set, and pulled out a rainbow of Copic colors to color them. I used the coordinating dies to cut my stamped images out and I planned out my card front. After moving the images around, I finally found the arrangement I wanted to use. I always do this, then take a picture of it so I know how to assemble the images when it’s time to complete the card.
To assemble the shaker element, I turned the Yupo paper over and used 1/8″ Scor tape and a sheet of acetate to close the windows. Next I took thin strips of foam adhesive and wrapped them around each window and on the rest of the paper for support. I added clear and pink confetti into the windows, then carefully closed the back up with my watercolor background. I attached the card front to a card base, then added the images with thin foam squares. Finally, I stamped and white heat-embossed sentiments from the stamp set, trimming them into thin strips and attaching them to the card front.
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