Today’s card using the ‘Celebrate Today’ Stamp Set is a shaker card, I have not done one of these before but I thought the balloon theme lent itself to a shaker card. I trawled the internet for some inspiration to find out how to do this and came across a video which I have linked further down this post.
I followed the video to a certain extent, as the demonstrator is from the UK all the measurements were metric – so I have converted them for US card sizes.
Base card : 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Blushing Bride card~ scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1: 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White Card ~ run thru the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Inside layer: 4 1/4 x 3 Pacific Point
Window Sheet: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Backing : 31/2 x 3 1/2
Ink colors ~ Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate
When Sara Jane refers to ‘acetate’ we know this as window sheet and the ‘Pound Shop’ is the same as the Dollar Store.
I did a single row of Stampin’ Dimensionals to form the gap for the sequins and took my sequins from the Silver and Gold sequin trim (I also had some really chunky glitter in my stash which I threw in for good measure.
I used the Decorative Label Punch for my ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting, cutting a second one in Smoky Slate as a backing before popping it up on a couple of Stampin Dimensionals ~ I also added a small bow in Blushing Bride 1/4 cotton ribbon and a little twist of 1/8 silver ribbon at the join of the stamped banner.
I am planning to use this for my Grand-daughter’s birthday next month, I hope you enjoyed it – let me know your thoughts below …………
Come back tomorrow for card #6!
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