Born on the 4th of July!
Hello and welcome back to HeartcraftPaper. Today I have a shaker card tutorial for you! With the 4th of July quickly approaching I thought this would be a wonderful theme for today's card. I was inspired to use three specific dies that really went well with my them and worked perfectly for a shaker card. I hope that you find this informative and inspirational.
Let's Get Crafting!
First I started by blending Candied Apple Distress Oxide on the top portion and then Blueprint Sketch on the bottom side, leaving a swatch of white in the middle.
I followed by die cutting out using my two star dies. I made the Starry Border die sit further down on the card than the Twinkle Breeze. This gives it a look of raining stars down the card.
Using the Happy Peek-A-Boo die, I placed the top plate about 1/2" from the edge of my cardstock in order to create a partial cut. I didn't want it to cut all of the way in purpose.
A couple of the stars cut out of the edge of the paper so I taped them back in and added a few stars back in so that I would have a 1/4" border.
I cut the Brushed Metal Black paper to 5" x 5". I then turned it over and traced around the red, white and blue cardstock. Using an Exacto knife I cut 1/4 of an inch from the line.
Using 1/8" double sided tape I lined around the outer edge of the white cardstock. I then adhered the white cardstock to my black paper. This created an edge for my card, but left the shaker element open.
For this step I cut my transparency film to 5"x 5". I adhered it to the back of my piece with the 1/8" double sided tape.
To make the shaker well I liked the edges of my shaker piece with 1/4" foam tape. I then used a dryer sheet to wipe gently over the film to remove static.
I place the sequin mix onto the center of my card base. Then I peeled off the covering off of the foam tape and adhered it down.
I hand wrote out the sentiment so the whole card would say "Happy 4th Of July." I trimmed it so that it would be narrow against the font. I then added the contrasting Blueprint Sketch around the edges of my sentiment. Using cut pieces of the 1/4" foam tape I adhere this down to my card on the lower right. Just over the "y".
Here is the what the finished product will look like.
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