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Hi Stamping Friends!
Today we're taking a closer look at another card from my Fun Folds & Amazing Accents Class. This is the "amazing accent" part of the class! It's a festive, birthday shaker card that's perfect for any age!
Inspired by Pam Steckman at Stampin' In The Sun.
Background Basics—I started by adhering a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of bokeh patterned Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper on a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White. Next I ran that layer through the Big Shot with the Balloon Framelit at a slight tilt.
I stamped the balloon tail in Island Indigo at the bottom of the window. And, I finished off the bottom with a border of gray patterned Sweet Dreams Washi Tape.
Embossed Sentiment—I laid the background over the Island Indigo card base for positioning, then I stamped the Celebrate Today "celebrate" in VersaMark through the window opening.
I lifted the background, then also stamped some confetti from the Balloon Bash stamp set on the top and bottom of the word in VersaMark. Then, I embossed all of the images in Silver Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool until glossy & smooth.
Shaker Assembly—I attached a 3" x 3" Window Sheet on the back of the balloon window with retired washi tape. Then, I added a double layer of Dimensionals all the way around the balloon. I like to use the outside edges of my Dimensionals for this, so I have fewer holes for sequins to potentially escape. You want to keep all of those little buggers inside!
TIP: You don't have to necessarily go in a circle around the balloon, just make a square that's close to the edges of the balloon shape. Much easier!
Once the shaker area is enclosed, add a double layer of Dimensionals over the rest of the back.
Sequins & Confetti—My shaker confetti includes some Bermuda Bay Sequins, Silver Glimmer stars punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, and Pool Party card stock hearts punched with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.
Lay the card base on the table and add 2-3 small pinches of the confetti to the center of the embossed image. If you want the Silver Glimmer sides to show more, this is your chance to flip them to the right side. I liked that some were showing white.
Peel the backing from your shaker layer, then carefully adhere it over the confetti. Try it out and make sure you don't have any leaks!
TIP: To eliminate static inside the shaker card, wipe the inside of the window sheet lightly with a dryer sheet before assembling.
Finishing Touch—I wanted to add a little more sparkle outside of the shaker, so I die-cut a cute little Silver Glimmer Paper ribbon using the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I almost like all of the little die-cuts in that thinlit set even more than the treat bag! This little bow is darling! It's adhered with the Multipurpose Glue.
Inside Décor—I used my balloon cut-out to decorate the inside! I also stamped the Balloon Bash confetti stamp a couple of times in Pool Party ink underneath the Celebrate Today sentiment. So cute!
Want to come and make one of these amazing accents cards with us? If you can't make it to my local class, remember that class-to-go kits are available! Contact me today to reserve your kit!
Complete Supplies List
- Stamps—Celebrate Today photopolymer OR Celebrate Today Bundle, Balloon Bash
- Ink—VersaMark; Pool Party, Island Indigo Classic Ink
- Paper—Best Year Ever Sale-A-Bration DSP; Window Sheets; Silver Glimmer Paper; Island Indigo, Pool Party & Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Silver Embossing Powder, Sweet Dreams Washi Tape
- Tools—Balloon Framelits OR Celebrate Today Bundle, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Confetti Stars Border Punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Glue, SNAIL
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