Posts Tagged ‘Shaker Frames’
Okay, I have been WAITING to share this card with you for weeks! Back at the end of September I went on a Demonstrator Retreat for a weekend and spent time stamping and creating and having fun. Sound like something you’d enjoy? You can still join my demonstrator family with the current FREE Big Shot special!).
While at the Retreat, I played with my new Shaker Frames (see them online), and the Triple Treat Flower Stamp (see it online). Yesterday I shared a basic Shaker Card with you… today’s card is a bit more advanced! The supplies are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online). The glitter inside is the Champagne Glass Glitter (check out some other projects with this fab glitter).
The stamp is one of my favorites… I’m just telling you, in case you haven’t seen it just about every other day on my blog for the past 2 weeks.
The Triple Treat Flower stamp is also featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club this round, which runs November through January. If you haven’t checked out Stamps in the Mail Club, be sure to click for details. In short, this is a chance to have ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies delivered to your doorstep, complete with exclusive Video Tutorials and printed instructions.
For this card, the directions are similar to yesterday’s Shaker Card, but instead of using a single circle Shaker Frame, I used one for each petal. Here’s a quick how-to photo, since a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Check out the Shaker Frames in the background–you can see where I used a Hobby Knife to cut the small circle so it would fit the petal of the Fancy Flower Punch that is a perfect match for the Triple Treat Flower.
Just cut 5 partial frames, and stick them to your punched flower & Window Sheet (you’ll have to cut the window sheet by hand–it doesn’t punch).
Oh, and this is a Top Note flap card… I packed a lot into this one, didn’t I? Here are the directions I posted for those, although I have a Video Tutorial that should be ready to post soon. I promised! The stamp set used inside is Elements of Style (see it online).
Whew. Looking for more ideas? I’ve been infatuated with the Timeless Portrait Product Suite lately, so here are a few projects made with those supplies.
These cards with shaker boxes used to be tricky, but with the new Shaker Frames (see them online), they’re a snap! You’ll need circle punches, Shaker Frames, a Window Sheet and Mica Flakes (see them online) to make a Serene Snowflakes Shaker Card.
These cards are probably simper than you think — here are the directions:
- Begin by stamping, then punching your circles. Using the punched white card stock as a guide, layer the punched snowflakes on the main card. Ink colors here are Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, and Melon Mambo.
- On the back of your white card front, add a layer of Window Sheet then add the Shaker Frame circles. The Shaker Frames (see them online), come with a variety of circle sizes, so with a variety of Circle Punches, you can use all the circle frames on your cards. Snowflakes are perfect–they punch easily in all sizes!
- Lay a small stack of Mica Flakes on the snowflake circles, then flip the card front over and layer on top.
To add the snowflake on top, use the Snowflakes Die for Big Shot and the Silver Glimmer Paper (see it online). The greeting is from the fabulous Delightful Dozen stamp set (see it online). I’m a big fan of the Snowflakes Die — be sure to check out some of my other recent projects.
So pull out your circle punches and your snowflake stamps, and make some of your own falling snow cards! Or are you coming to Stamp Club today? Good news! This is one of the projects you’ll make to take home with you! Be sure to check my calendar for other upcoming events in central Illinois.
Did you see my video tutorial on making Shaker Cards from your die-cut rubber scraps? Here is another example–this isn’t the easiest stamp set for this technique though…I’d recommend starting your Shaker Card with a more rounded image, like the Sock Monkey in my video tutorial.And if you want to see the step-by-step tutorial, here are the photos of my project as I was working on it…
Start with the stamped image (the tree), the rubber from the die-cut stamp set, the card and the backing from the tree stamp (if you still have it).
Trace the tree backing paper onto the layer that will cover the ‘guts’ guts of your shaker card. Cut out the shape, leaving about 1/8″ edge between the line and where you cut–you don’t want the hole to be too big or else the ‘guts’ of the shaker box will show.
Carefully use your Craft & Rubber scissors to trim the rubber so that it will fit under the ‘pretty’ top layer of your card.Peel off the rubber from the foam and press the foam down around the stamped tree. Add some microbeads or glitter to the tree.
Peel off the paper layer and lay down a piece of Cello Bag to hold the beads in place. If there are any areas where the foam is narrow, consider using Crystal Effects to be sure the foam is sealed to the cardstock and the cello bag… you don’t want your microbeads to leak out!
Then just assemble with the top layers and admire