This stunning floral slimline shaker card will knock their socks right off!
We were hoping that we might see a floral slimline shaker card using one of our brand new floral stamp sets and when Lisa shared this with us we have to admit, we did a little happy dance. Just LOOK at how beautiful these colors are together! And that little pocket detail – it’s SO pretty! Let’s get started learning how to do this so we can get stamping!
Lisa said she chose to use our new Peaceful Elegance set because, as she says, “you can either color in the flowers or use the included stamp layer to quickly fill in some color!”.
Lisa started out by stamping multiples of the outline layer of the floral element from this new set, cut them out with our coordinating die and colored them in with her Copics. We make sure that our outline layers are complete enough for you to use them as true outlines to give you added creative opportunities with all your layered floral stamps.
Then Lisa placed the largest of our Slimline Nested Scallop With Stitch die on a piece of white card stock and centered our SLI (Slimline Insert) Circle Lattice Die inside the scalloped frame. We designed all our SLI dies to be able to be used at the same time as our frames so you can run them through your machine together or cut them separately – whichever you prefer. We do recommend adding a little washi tape – use that tape you got in a set that you don’t like – to keep things from shifting, as Lisa did.
Then, to keep her shaker filler contained, Lisa cut a piece of acetate large enough to cover the entire lattice window and adhered it to the back of the die cut panel with some adhesive tape. Then she added foam adhesive all around the entire die cut piece to make sure none of her sequins snuck out the sides.
Next, Lisa chose two pre-cut slimline base panels from The Paper Cut, trimmed 1/8″ off of the pink panel side and top and adhered it to the purple layer to give just a whisper of a border. She laid out a small pile of her sequins in the center of the pink layer and CAREFULLY adhered the window layer over them, making sure to keep everything centered.
Now Lisa made her pretty pocket. She took a panel she had leftover from a gel plate background making session and cut it with the same scallop die she used for her window panel. She used one of the dies from our Borders #1 set to cut across the piece and set the remainder aside for the greeting.
Lisa added foam tape to the edges of her pocket and added this over her shaker piece, lining up the scalloped edges for a seamless look.
Now Lisa arranged her floral die cuts in the little pocket and adhered them with liquid glue and thin foam tape for even more rich dimension.
Lisa then created her sentiment design.She stamped the phrase from our Sweetest Sunrise set and trimmed out the word “you” to make a neat little rectangle. She then used our You Script With Shadow die set to cut the detail piece in white glitter paper and shadow in that leftover gel plate background. She layered them together with more liquid glue and then popped them both up on the pocket with more of the thinner dimensional adhesive.
Now she added her sweet finishing touches like the detail layer of the butterfly cut from gold paper and the base from more of the gel plate material and a few matching sequins.
While this floral slimline shaker card has a lot of steps, it uses some basic card making concepts so you can adapt this to your own personal tastes and have a beautiful, super interesting card to send every time. Try it out!