I am back today with another shaker card but this time I am using tulle instead of acetate and it is actually a pretty flat card as I do not use any double sided foam tape and this really saves time.
I am currently taking a class over at Online Card Classes which is called Clean and Simple Holiday. And today was all about die cutting.
So here is my card.
You can actually see through the whole front panel – all the jewels are enclosed within the tulle pocket. This beautiful Snowflake Window is part of the new release over at My Favorite Things and it has just gone live – so I am really happy to share this card with you today.
The blue front panel was die cut with the snowflake die and I ran it through with the 110lb white base card at the same time (opened up). The die only cuts through the blue panel but leaves an impression on the front panel of the base card which you can then use to line up your die and then run it through again – ensuring that both your windows are going to be completely aligned.
I then added a panel of tulle to the back of the blue panel and one also on top of the front panel of the base card. I used wet adhesive to adhere these as it means you can move them around a little if necessary. And then I left the tulle to dry for a few minutes.
I grabbed a selection of jewels, sequins and gems from Lucy’s cards and Studio Katia and laid them flat down onto the tulle panel on the base card. To ensure that they didn’t all fall to the bottom of the panel when the card was upright, I also glued a bunch of sequins onto the tulle itself on the back panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. So there are still some there when the card is upright.
Double sided tape was then added to the back of the blue panel and this was stuck down over the base panel and thereby securing all the gems inside. There is a little bulk, but not much especially if you spread your gems around before securing the top panel.
The “Joy” greeting was die cut twice and I glued them together to form a little stack and then I took a piece of red cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment from another newly released set called Beautiful Blessings. I had to mask part of the sentiment off to get the “let there be” part. The greeting was then trimmed into a skinny banner and I adhered that and the “Joy” onto the panel with Multi Medium Matte.
It did take me a while to make but it was mostly because I spent what seemed like forever looking for the right sentiment and then heat embossed it three times before I was happy with it!
That finishes my card for today. I am back tomorrow with my second card for the November sketch challenge over at MFT. Have a great evening everyone and thanks for visiting.
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