Card Spotlight #2: Thank you for being there.

As many of you may or may not know, I have a deep love for any and all sparkly things.  So when I get the chance to make a shaker card and fill it with all of my favorite sequins, I’m a happy camper!  Here is today’s card:

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I used a beautiful floral paper that I purchased as a single sheet at Hobby Lobby.  Instead of using foam tape to create the layering I needed to make this a shaker card, I just cut down foam sheets (don’t worry, they pop back up!)  I then cut a piece of transparency that was slightly larger than the inner circle diameter and stamped the sentiment “Thank you for being there for me.” in white Stayz On ink.  Stayz on inks are the only way to go when stamping onto transparency or any slippery surface.  It dries fast and won’t budge unless you wipe it off quickly with an alcohol wipe.  I then layered the paper on top of the transparency, flipped it over and stuck down two (or three depending on the foam type, for this one I used three) pieces of die cut foam circles and layered them down using the very popular Ranger Multi Matte Medium.  I find this works better than Tombow glue because the Tombow glue doesn’t dry if it squirts out, it stays tacky, and when working with sequins you really don’t want sticky edges.  While any of the glue that squirted out should be dry by the time I put the sequins into the shaker, I took my Embossing duster tool by EK Success  and dusted all around the edges and the front just in case and to remove any static cling from the transparency.  I then put in some sequins from all over- Studio Katia, Etsy, and Lucy’s Cards.  I then added another ring of glue around the top edge and carefully stuck down the card base onto the back.

There you have it folks, two of my favorite things to use in cards- sequins and floral. I’m a contented happy camper.   I hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it has inspired you to try your own shaker card!

Much love and hugs,
Emma- CardstockQueen

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