Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sunny Days Ahead Card

Here is a shaker summer card I made to send hope for better un-virus days to come.  I wanted to use cheerful colors so I started with some Hero Arts reactive dye pads.  I smeared them on watercolor paper and then sprayed water on the paper.  When the colors blended as desired, I blotted the excess water.  To add a more water-splashed look I sprinkled on some water droplets, waited a few seconds and then blotted them up. After letting the dyed paper dry completely, I used the Whimsy frame die to cut out the windows, saving the inside pieces. A piece of acetate was glued behind the dyed watercolor paper frame.  
 I glued a thin foam sheet to a piece of card stock and cut out two more frames.  The two frames were glued together to make the wells that would hold the shaker pieces.  The cute 'My Favorite Things' images were stamped, colored with Copic pens, and either die cut or fussy cut out. The images were glued to the front of the card and the window pieces were glued in.
 Before gluing the top of the card down, some unicorn sequins (from HM BFC), Queen and Co. 'diamonds' and 'sugar' were added into the recessed areas.  This card makes me happy which was the reason for its construction. Hopefully, it will help lift the spirits of its recipient. I am sending you sunny smiles too, via my blog. Enjoy! (If you have time to spare, I would love a sunny comment from you.)

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