Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Mass Produced Christmas Shaker Card

My eldest son asked me to create a card for him to give away to his friends before school holiday break. He requested for 8, the most cards to date. The other request he has is a shaker card.

Looking through my craft stash, I chose to use Clearly Besotted Little Elves. I stamped these using Versafine Onyx Black ink on Strathmore watercolor paper. I used the Misti Stamping Tool so I could re-stamp the images. The watercolor paper has texture on it, so re-stamping is a must. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color marker. I only blended the colors on the large areas, which is not a lot, using a water brush pen. I used a black Sakura Glaze pen for the belt. I heat embossed the pompom tip of the elves' hat with Wow! Snow Puff embossing powder. This is a less noticeable detail that you can probably skip or use another medium to add detail. I fuzzy cut the images leaving a small white border around the image.

I created the frame for the shaker card using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I used the second and third largest die, securing the two dies with a tape. I used red and green cardstocks. I applied shimmer to these frames using Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen. I adhered a clear acetate on the back of the frames using a double adhesive tape. I adhered thin strips of foams over the acetate, on the frame to create a well.

For the base card, I cut an A2 sized Neenah 100lb. Desert Storm cardstock. This is the same size of the frame cut. I stamped Hero Arts Tiny Flags on the front of the card using Simon Says Stamp Kraft dye ink. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Season's Greetings stamp set. I used the Misti tool to re-stamp the sentiment stamp with Versamark ink. I heat embossed this with red Ranger embossing powder and Ranger Verdigris embossing powder.

My eldest son is into music, playing in band most of his school life. To personalize this card some more, I die cut some music notes on DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack using Paper Smooches Music Notes die. I just cut a few notes. Most of the shakers are snowflake and clear sequins.

I used the Misti tool as a guide to adhere the acetate to the note card. Taking out the foam board of the Misti, I positioned the acetate front panel to a corner of the Misti, poured the shaker mix, and carefully removed the release paper of the foam adhesive. Using the same corner as a guide, I positioned the note card on top of the acetate panel, sealing the shaker card.

I adhered the elf image to the front of the acetate panel.

Shaker card is not the best choice for mass production but if you have a design in mind, and work the design by steps, it shouldn't be that difficult.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed and brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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