Good morning, friends. Crafters of Faith is a group of Christian bloggers that met and bonded on SplitCoast Stampers. Every month, on the last day of the month, we post a card with a theme chosen by a member of our group. This month’s theme was chosen by none other than me. Here is what I challenged them with ….
2013 is here! What a great time to clear out the old to make way for the new:
I thumbed through my old stash of paper and found the heart paper used here (Sizzix Little Sizzles Watercolors paper pad). I coupled that with some new pink cardstock from the Michael’s Recollections line of cardstock and embossed it with an old Cuttlebug swirls folder. I adhered some new ribbon across the middle to cover the seam.
I used my Cameo to cut out the frame used for the shaker part of the card and tried a new technique to create the holes around the edges. This is done by using the text on a path and typing a period with a point size of 72…enough to go all the way around the edge. I used my sponger to apply some pink ink around the outside edges of the frame.
I used an old stamp that I’ve never actually used before but had it sitting in my stash (Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps: Doodle Birds by Tia Bennett). I picked it up at a scrapbook store garage sale a couple years ago for a couple of bucks. I know some of you might cringe to hear this but I cut the stamp up so that I ended up with only the word love . Then I colored the stamped image with Bic-Mark- Its.
You can piece the stamp back together again on a stamp block if you want to use it as a whole.
I used some beads that I’ve had on hand from my jewelry making days as the “shaker” item.
There is one other trick I discovered when making this card that I want to share with you. The best way to make the “well” to hold the shaker items in is to line the outside of the hole with strips of Glue Arts NEW 8.5 x 11 sheet of U-Cut-It Foam. It works great! Thanks to Lesley Langdon for this great tip.
I added a bow to the top using American Crafts Elements ribbon to finish of the front of the card and then went to work on the inside. Take a look…
Here are the two tutorials I used to help me to create my shaker card. Notice near the end of video #1 how she is shaking her card in order to get the beads unstuck from the edges of the pop up dots she used. This is why Lesley’s tip of using Glue Arts U-Cut-It-Foam (see video #2) is such a great idea! The edges of the foam strips are not sticky so the beads won’t stick to it.
I hope you enjoyed my card. I have so many other new techniques that I want to try so that I can share them with you. I wish I had more time, sigh. To take a peak at the cards made by the other girls in the group, check out the links on my sidebar to the right, near the bottom under Crafters Of Faith.
Enjoy the day!