Sunday, October 8, 2017

Colorful Bird Shaker Card

Shaker Card With Doodlebug Designs Paper and Sequins

Here is a super colorful card with a shaker element. I used Doodlebug Design paper and sequins - they make the brightest colored stuff! And I absolutely love their patterned papers. The bird and greeting stamps are by Rubbernecker Stamps. I wanted the upside down bird to be extra colorful so it is the only bird that I did not add black to. Unfortunately it didn't stand out as much as I would have liked, but the bird's zany upside down antics still make the sentiment relevant. If I had to color this again, I would probably make the other birds look more like crows and robins.

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Making the Card

1. Cut white cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut purple cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Adhere to card base. Cut rainbow heart paper (Fairy Tales, Doodlebug Design 6x6 Pad) to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches. Adhere to card base.

2. Stamp Be Yourself birds in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock. Color with colored pencils (I used Faber-Castell Polychromos). Die cut using Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut Set (6th die in from outside). Adhere to center of card.

3. Using the same die from step 2 and the die two sizes bigger (4th die in) - line them up as a frame with cutting side down; use masking tape or other removable tape on them to keep them in position for cutting. Cut about 5 or 6 frames of white cardstock and one frame of purple cardstock.

Shaker Card With Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils

4. Line up and glue all white cardstock frames together to form a thick stack. Adhere to card, lining up around image. Cut plastic packaging with larger die (4th die in) - trim off stitching (it doesn't have to be exact - you just want it to be a little smaller than the outside frame).

5. Add various colors of sequins (Doodlebug Design Sequins) over bird image inside stack of frames. Optional: glue a few in place. Adhere plastic packaging. I use Gem-Tac - it works really well on slick surfaces.

6. To add the sentiment (Create a Garden 2) to the purple frame, either cut apart the phrases or mask them one at a time for stamping. I find that VersaMark works best for detailed embossing. Stamp sentiment as shown; emboss in white. Adhere frame to top of stack using Gem-Tac.

Shaker Card Featuring Rubbernecker Stamps

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