Happy Mother's Day to all! I made this cute shaped shaker card that will hopefully make you smile. With the help of the Cricut Explore, I cut this scalloped circle @ 3.5". This is from the Cricut Mini Monogram cartridge. It is a layered cut which can also be turned into a shaker card but for now, I just used the solid scalloped circle. I cut this in a white cardstock and an old Lawn Fawn patterned paper.
I am using the adorable Lawn Fawn Mama and Me stamp set. I have other plans for this project but my previous attempts didn't work out. I wanted to foil the background with flowers from the stamp set. I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and that didn't turn out well. I then tried Ranger Sticky Powder before foiling and it was also a fail. I still am finding my connection with my Minc machine. So, I changed my plan and moved on to something else. It still turned out pretty, right?
I stamped the tree stump on the white scalloped circle usng CTMH Cocoa. I used the Misti to stamp the tree stump since I will be making multiples of this project. I also created a mask using Inkadinkado Masking paper. I stamped the stump using Hero Arts black dye ink, then fuzzy cut it. When I was blending around the stump, I noticed that the black ink was bleeding to my sponge dauber and eventually, to the background. I created another mask, this time using Ranger Archival ink but it still bled onto the background piece. As last resort to mask the stump, I cut a piece of the masking paper with the failed stamped mask as a guide. I'll try Stazon next time.
I blended ink pad colors on the white scalloped circle using dye inks. I got the color inspiration from a card made by Kristina Werner using the same stamp set (http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=15686). I don't have the exact Tim Holtz Distress ink pads she used. I used Hero Arts Soft Vanilla, Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy, and Hero Arts Soft Lilac Dye inks to mimic the colors she used.
I stamped the owls on Neenah Solar White cardstock using CTMH Cocoa. I first stamped this image on Bazzill cardstock using the same ink. The dye ink bled when I colored it with Copics. Gotta stick with Neenah when it comes to Copic coloring. I fuzzy cut the image and ran a black marker along the sides for a finished look. I adhered this over the tree stump.
I stamped more elements on the ink blended white scalloped circle. I heat embossed a heart from the same stamp set to fill in the heart of the tree stump. I embossed this with Ranger Red Tinsel powder. Another option for this is to fill in the heart with red Stickles if you have enough time to let it dry. I did not. I also stamped a sentiment on the top. I curved the sentiment stamp using a circle metal die as a guide. I stamped this sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it in clear powder.
To create the window, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles to cut a circle window on the scalloped patterned paper. I cut a slightly larger acetate circle using an MFT Circle STAX die. I adhered this to the back side of the window using liquid glue. I applied an acrylix block as a weight while this dries off. I cut short, thin adhesive foam and adhered this to the blended ink scalloped circle, close to the scallops to make a well for the shakers. I brushed the Anti-static tool on the inner sides of the foam tape. After I took the release paper from the foam tape, I poured in some SSS Flower sequins and Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Starts Glitter, then adhered the window on top of it, making sure the scallops matched.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a brilliant day!
Maria Giselle B.
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