Hello my crafty friends and welcome! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using the latest Simon Says Stamp Card Kit from the month of February. I think that this card kit was truly something very different from what we usually get. This time it came with a stamp set and die that would help you make a unique shaker card. I made one around Valentine’s Day for my mom and this one is an anniversary card for my aunt and uncle. Let me show you.
First I cut down a piece of Bristol Smooth paper by Strathmore to the A2 size. I then stamped the floral window from image from the Simon Says Stamp Window Frames 6×8 stamp set. I then took the Trio Window Wafer Thin Die from Simon Says Stamp and lined it up inside the image. I then ran it through my die cutting machine to make the three small windows you see above. I then cut a piece of Hero Arts acetate to the size that would fit around the square openings, taping it down with 1/8″ Scor Tape. Next I took my big roll of foam tape and started layering it up like you see above. I blocked out each square with the tape so each one would be it’s own individual shaker. Once I had the first layer of foam tape down, I took the backing off and laid down another layer of foam tape so that there would be room for the sequins and beads to move freer.
I used a sequin mix from Pretty Pink Posh and tiny pink seed beads from Kat Scrapiness inside each little square. The beads help to add that shaker sound that we all love. I then took an ink blended background that I had made a few weeks ago using Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar, lined it up, and pressed it down onto the back of my shaker part. I made sure to run my Anti Static bag around each square before adding the shaker bits so that they had less of a chance of sticking to the exposed sides of the foam tape.
When it came to coloring the image, I colored almost everything in with my Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. I did take a red glitter gel pen, however, and colored in the berries. I didn’t do too much layering or blending because I wanted the focus to be on the shaker part of the card.
I then took the ‘Love You’ sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it using my Ranger Ultra Fine Detail gold embossing powder. I didn’t add any extra gems or sequins on the front because I wanted it to be a type of CAS card on the front. On the inside I used the ‘Happy Anniversary’ stamp from the Clearly Besotted ‘So Much To Say’ sentiment stamp set. I stamped it on the inside using Versafine Onyx Black.
Do you like to create shaker cards? I know I love to but I don’t do it too often because I always wind up making a terrible mess. Same thing with this card but I was so happy with the final product, it didn’t bother me. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you did, please consider subscribing/following here and on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen) that way you’ll always be up to date on what’s going on. I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11AM PST. I hope to see you back soon but until then, keep creating!