This hop is now closed. The winner is Sharon Gulikson chosen from Joann’s Blog.
Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the October 2018 Alumni Hop. Today I have a sweet and sparkly Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card to share with you. You know I had to purchase this entire collection because, hello….buttons!
I hadn’t made a shaker card in a while, so that’s the direction I went in. This is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card with a top fold opening. Here’s how I put the shaker together:
- First, use the square die from Cut, Mat, Create 2 A Die to cut the pocket image from the 6″ x 6″ card front in the Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection. Save the pocket image to use inside the card.
- Next, stitch or adhere a 5 3/4″ square of clear cardstock to the back side of the frame you just created.
- Now, select a 6″ x 6″ card front to serve as the background image for your shaker window.
- Then place two layers of foam tape about 1/2″ from the edges on the back side of this card front. Do not remove the liner from the top layer of foam tape yet.
- Fill the cavity with sequins, beads, Prills, small buttons…whatever strikes your fancy. Be careful not to overfill, or the shaker won’t shake. (Note: I used glitter in my shaker, but I would not do that again, as the static electricity caused it to cling to the shaker window.)
- Next, remove the tape liner, center your shaker frame over the background image and adhere.
- Adhere this entire assembly to the front of a 6″ x 6″ card base.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card: Decorating the Card Front
- Stamp the ric-rac border from Patchwork Pockets and Patterns Cling Stamp Set onto a scrap of patterned paper, then cut it out with the matching die. Adhere in the lower right hand corner.
- Stamp the Arrow from the Handstiched Accents Cling Stamp Set onto light blue patterned paper. Then add the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the same set and die cut with the matching die. Adhere this in the upper right hand corner.
- Fussy cut flowers from one of the 3″ x 4″ cut apart images and adhere below the arrow.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card: Vellum Blooms
- Stamp two sets of each flower layer from the Buttons and Blooms Cling Stamp Set onto Vellum Cardstock using ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink. Heat emboss with WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder.
- Use Stack and Store Daubers to color the flower centers and petals. I used Archival Inks that I had in my stash: Saffron, Cobalt and Rose Madder. You can find good substitutes on the Heartfelt Website. But Archival Ink is good for this job, because it does not smudge or run.
- Die cut the colored flowers with the Buttons and Blooms Die. Shape with a 6mm Stylus and foam pad.
- Pierce the centers with a tool, then add Rock Candy Stamens. Adhere the flowers to your card base.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
Die cut tickets and tags from the paper collection using the Tickets and Tags Die.
Use these to decorate the card interior.
Cut out the A2 card front, but leave the extra blank journal card attached. Score along the journal card to form a flap. Adhere the flap behind a 5 3/4″ square panel of patterned paper from the collection. Then adhere the entire assembly to the card.
Then use a circle die to cut a thumb hole from the pocket image we saved in Step One. Adhere 3 sides to form a gift card pocket. Insert a cut tag here. Cut a border strip and adhere it at the top of the page.
Now your card is ready to give to the lucky recipient!
On with the Hop!
Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared for your inspiration. Just click on each link in the list below. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit as one random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.
The blog hop runs from 8AM on Friday, October 26th until 11:55PM on Monday, October 29th. The winner will be announced on this blog post, the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 31st! Enjoy the hop!
I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.