Monday, November 7, 2016

Autumn Leaves Jump for Joy Shaker Card

This shaker card started with very cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets (purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts) and some awesome inexpensive leaf sequins from Eva's Etsy store (see Crafting This and That shown on the side bar of this blog).  First I used a Spellbinders die with a straight side that was positioned along the fold of the card before running through my Big Shot machine. Next I cut two pieces from thin brown foam sheets using the same die.  Through the front of the card (cut from a leaf patterned card stock) I used the EK Success leaf punch to cut an opening and traced the leaf onto the foam sheets before punching them out, too.  I trimmed a little off the foam leaf openings so none of the foam showed through the window.  A piece of acetate was glued to the back of the card front opening and the foam pieces were glue together and onto the solid brown card front.
 The leaf sequins and tiny punched out leaves (Fiskars punch) were added to the leaf shaped cavity before the leaf printed front was glued onto the card.  The animals and leaves were stamped and colored with Copic pens before die cutting them out (use a little washi tape to secure the dies perfectly over the image before running through Big Shot).  I used the Misti to align the words before stamping the inside of the card. Finally, all the colored die cut images were adhered to the card with double stick tape or sticky foam dots.  This card was completed in one try, which made me very happy...."I jumped for joy and was so thankful!"

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