Friday, July 28, 2017

Tropical Orchid Shaker Card

 This card was created for a new friend I met in Wichita. Hi Carla!  I wanted to send her a special thank you card for the hospitality and gifts she gave us during our short stay in her hometown.
I like to make shaker cards when I want a fancy effect but they are often too tedious.  The Sizzix die set that I used takes away much of the hard work.  First I used the largest square frame to cut the card base....just put the top edge of the die beyond the fold of the Kaiser Crafts card stock so the top fold will remain intact, forming the card. I used the largest circle to cut a piece of acetate to glue behind the front window.  The neat part of this die set is that it comes with a small piece that forms the channel for enclosing the sequins. (Use double stick tape to fasten several pieces behind the window to go all around the  inner square.) Put the sequin flowers from Eva's (Crafting This and That blog) Etsy site and my stash of Flower Soft down inside first before sealing them in with the upper windowed piece.  The orchids were simply made with the Hero Arts stamp and die sets on watercolor paper using Distress Oxide Inks.

The circle that was cut out from the front of the card was heat embossed with gold powder (NUVO) using a Taj 'mahalo' stamp.  I think this card was successful because the Kaiser Crafts 12x12 sheet (purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts) had  front and back designs which coordinated well with each other. The Sizzix die set (from HM BFC) really made forming the shaker card a snap and assures that I will be making more in the future. Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you'll visit again soon to see what other creations I whip up. Please leave a comment if you have time to spare...love hearing from you!

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