Hello everyone, it's Juhi. I am so excited to be back at the Crafty Meraki blog, today I'll be sharing how I created this super cute shaker card.
Woodgrain texture die
Double sided foam tape (I used 2mm wide strips)
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card Stock
I used an A2 size woodgrain coverplate die to create the woodgrain background for my slimline card. I started off by running the die + 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock panel through my Big Shot machine once to create the top half of the background. Following which I placed the die on the bottom part of the cardstock panel and ran it through my Big Shot once again. If you look closely, you'll be able to see discontinuity in the pattern but it is hardly visible in the finished card.
Die-cut 3 circles of 3 different sizes as shown in the above photo
Cut a piece of cardstock to be slightly smaller than 3 1/2" x 8 1/2", place your die-cut cardstock panek on top of it and lightly trace out the circles with a pencil
Create an ink blended backgrounds in the traced circles. I used twisted citron distress ink to create graded backgrounds in each circle.
Stick a sheet of clear acetate behind the die-cut cardstock panel. Add thin strips of double sided foam tape around the edges of the circles to create enclosures for the sequins for the shaker card. I used precut thin strips for this as they are easier to bend and manipulate. Also the sides of the strips are not sticky so the sequins will not stick to the sides of the tape.
Place sequins in the circles
Stick the distressed smaller piece of cardstock onto the top cardstock panel and your shaker background is ready!
I now move onto to stamping and coloring the images. I wanted to make the birds sit on branches but I do not have any long branch stamps. So I stamped a smaller branch in fadeout ink and elongated the branch with a pencil and also added some more leaves and branches. I stamped the birds with fadeout ink and colored them with watercolor markers and added feather details with colored pencils.
I finally finished the card by sticking the birds and branches on the shaker cardstock panel and also adding a sentiment stamped in black ink on kraft cardstock.