Hi everyone, it's Jenny here and I'm so thrilled to be joining you courtesy of Catherine's Blog! Today I have a shaker card for you that uses some of the goodies from the Love is in the Air Collection, namely the Love is in the Air stamp set and co-ordinating dies, and The World Awaits stamp set.
I'll also be showing you a couple of fun techniques that work SO WELL with Catherine's ink line. I only recently started using these inks and all I can say is wow! They are as good as everyone says 🙂
To start off I cut two panels of Catherine Pooler Premium White cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. On the first panel I created a pink cloudy sky using Sweet Sixteen and It's a Girl inks.. I first lightly inked a cloud stamp with It's a Girl and then inked it in Sweet Sixteen before stamping. There's no ink transfer between pads and you get a lovely shaded pinky-purple color that looks a little different every time you stamp it.
The inks are also the best I've ever used for secondary and tertiary stamping. This means that I don't re-ink after the first impression, I can stamp a second or even third time and it gives a lovely, paler image which creates dimension. Where the images overlap you can also get the illusion of translucency. So cool! To complete the panel, I stamped the sentiment from The World Awaits in Royal Treatment ink.
I used the co-ordinating balloon dies to cut balloon windows situated around the sentiment. I then took the second panel of cardstock and placed it behind the stamped panel. It's really important that these panels stay lined up and are the same size. I used some washi tape to secure the panel so it didn't shift. Using Catherine's acrylic blocks, I stamped the balloon images through the coordinating window onto the panel at the back. I used Mint To Be and Sweet Sixteen ink (and Royal Treatment for the balloon strings). Lining up is a breeze using the block and the fact that you keep the front panel for guidance. Set aside the back panel.
To create the shaker, I flipped over the cloud panel and adhered acetate to the back of the balloon windows. I then doubled up some 3M foam tape, cut it in half lengthways, and wrapped it all around the outside of each of the balloon windows. This is very easy to do if you remove all the backing paper from the foam tape first. Snip off any excess. Add an additional double layer of foam tape elsewhere on the panel.
Sprinkle clear/iridescent sequins (not too many, you don't want to obscure your stamped balloons) into the shaker compartments you've just created and then add the stamped balloon panel over the top. Because both the cloud and balloon panel are the same size, you don't have to guess at where to line it up, just make sure you line up the edges of the card!
Flip it over and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! You can then back the whole piece onto a card base. I used some 110lb Neenah Solar White.
I hope you enjoyed the card – this technique works well with pretty much any stamp and co-ordinating die set – such as the suitcase or message in a bottle in the Bon Voyage set. If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll be sure to answer. Have fun!
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