I resized the image to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I prepared the area where I will print the image on with the anti-static powder tool. I printed the image on Dura-Lar Film using my ink jet printer. I immediately poured clear embossing powder to the image and heat embossed it. The film stood up to the heat of the heat gun. No warping at all. For this project, I used Copic markers to color the image. I colored the embossed side but I plan to put the wrong side out when I assemble the card. I applied red stickles to the hearts and orange stickles to the orange flowers.
For the background, I die cut a 4 1/2" x 6" Strathmore Bristol paper using Taylored Expression Rolling Cloud die. I first laid out the dies and arranged it to how I want the clouds cut. I secured the dies with tape and die cut the paper. I slightly offset the dies to create various alignment. I came up with a total of 5 pieces. The technique used in my background is inspired by a video tutorial by Stephanie Klauck for MFT Stamps (Whimsical Waves Background.) As what Stephanie did, I inked each piece with a different color. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Broken China. I adhered these pieces to a scrap piece of cardstock making sure all the pieces are aligned, just like puzzle piecing all the pieces. I spritz water onto this panel, allowed the water to seep in, then dabbed the water off with a paper towel. This technique created some texture on the ink blended background. I then spritz this panel with Ranger Perfect Pearl diluted in water using a mini mister.
To create the shaker element, I wanted to use a scalloped rectangle frame to cut an outline and also cut the cardstock layers for the shaker part. I can't find the right rectangle frame in my stash to do this job. The closest is SSS Frames Craft Die. The scalloped rectangle die that comes in this set cuts out a very narrow scalloped frame. Instead of using cardstocks to stack on top of another, I cut small strips of foam adhesive. I did doubled up on the foam adhesive for more space for the shaker elements to shake. I also used this die to cut the cloud panel to unify the scallop edge on all layers of the shaker card.
I cut the Dura-Lar Film with scissors using the negative curved rectangle cut as guide. I left a bit of a margin at the edges when I cut the film. I adhered this to a purple scalloped rectangle die cut using liquid glue. I adhered the double stacked foam tape. I rubbed a used dryer cloth to the film to decrease the static. I also used the anti-static powder tool on the edges of the foam to lessen the cling of the shakers to the sticky foam.
I poured some Martha Stewart and Simon Says Stamp sequins to the cloud panel. I adhered the film panel on top of this. I made sure the scallops are aligned before I applied firm pressure to adhere both panels together. Now, the shaker portion is done.
The die is smaller than a regular A2 card so my card base measures 4" X 5 1/4". I adhered the shaker element to this note card.
For the sentiment, I die cut a purple cardstock using Lawn Fawn Thinking of You die. I adhered a double sided tape to the back of the cardstock first before running this through the die cut machine. I have to run it a couple of times to make sure it cuts all the way. The good thing about this die cut is the ability to manipulate it. I curved the sentiment die cut to fit the space in the bottom. I used a Spica Clear Glitter pen and wrote over the letters of the sentiment die cut to add some sparkle to the die cut.
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