Happy Thursday! Lisa here and today and I’m sharing lots of exciting new stuff available over in the Rubbernecker shop with this floral shaker card! Who loves new stuff? THIS GIRL!
There’s a new ink in town… have you seen the beautiful rainbow of colors in the Color Fuse Dye Ink palette?? And I love how they come in sets of four beautifully coordinated colors… perfect to use with the new layering stamps and lots of other stuff!
I used the Spring Meadow stamp set for my border along with the beautiful shades of green in Color Fuse Set #11 and the Fragrant Bloom stamp set with the gorgeous pinks in the Color Fuse set #4! And that thanks sentiment in the Spring Meadow set… perfect for cutting out on the Scan N Cut or by hand if you want!
Don’t think I didn’t hesitate after I had my border created… I decided it would be cool to cut out the inside and make a shaker, but that first cut… scary! Finally, I just poked through the center carefully so as not to bend or wrinkle my paper and cut away large chunks first and slowly got closer to cut the detailed areas. It really didn’t take me very long… sometimes positioning my hand underneath and coming up through the center and sometimes coming in from the top. And I’m so glad I took the chance!
Here’s how I created this floral shaker card:
- I started by cutting the second largest stitched rectangle die from white cardstock.
- I find it best to “season” my stamps first. My Adhesive Eraser works perfectly for this. I just rubbed it across the stamp surface before I used it the first time to remove any film left over from manufacturing.
- The rectangle die cut was placed into my Misti and began with the darkest green ink. I chose the image from Spring Meadows that I would use for the border; inked it up and stamped it around the outside edge of the rectangle changing the position each time and leaving space in between for more stamping.
- Then I chose the next lightest green and did the same..not afraid to stamp over the other images… I love the shadows this creates.. perfect if you’re looking through a cluster of leaves or flowers! I did the same with each color I used until the border was covered.
- Finally, I used a blending sponge and added some of the lightest green around the edges. I was curious as to how the inks would blend and it was smooth and easy. I love the way it brought all of the colors together.
- I cut a few extra images out to use with the florals and added a little dimension using my Prismacolor pencils… this was fun and I’ll definitely do that again!
- The Thanks sentiment was stamped (quite a few times) along with a few of the smaller sentiments from the Spring Meadows set that have no breaks or open areas and cut them all out using the Scan N Cut… I’ve got lots saved for future projects and LOVE the look of this beautiful font cut out!
- Next I grabbed the Pink inks and began layering the Fragrant Blooms. I used the lightest to stamp the solid base and with each layer went a little darker. For this one I used three of the pinks… the darkest and then the two lightest for contrast.. knowing I’d use a brown for my center stamens. Again I used the Misti but these can easily be lined up without. I will admit… layering stamps have literally brought me to tears (sad but true…lol!) These were easy peasy for me! It was easy for me to see what direction each layer should go in and on my second try I had the look I wanted and there’s no looking back now!
- I layered a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ base in green and a white piece cut using the largest rectangle die and layered them together.
- On a separate white piece of cardstock that I cut sightly smaller than my shaker element, I stamped a few more of the Spring Meadows images, closer toward the center so that they would show past my cut out window to create some depth and attached that to my bottom two layers right in the center.
- Acetate was adhered to the back of my cut out window and then pop up tape around the entire rectangle for stability. I also added extra foam tape along the bottom of my border to any areas that stick up… that keeps the sequins from “hiding” behind those areas. I didn’t worry about going around the sides and top with the extra foam tape.
- I popped my shaker window over the sequins and then layered on the florals, extra green “foliage” and the thanks with varied thicknesses of foam tape.
- Finally, as I always do, I added some sequins around the outside as if they’ve escaped from my shaker.
That’s me for today! I hope you enjoyed this floral shaker card and I’ve inspired you in some way for the day! Thanks for stopping and come back soon for more Rubbernecker inspiration!