Hello everyone this is Nicky with you today and I have a super fun infinity shaker card to share with you today featuring the Party Parade stamp set, Gallery Frame #3 die and the Happy Birthday Words die.   Read on for how this card was created.

First step was to ink blend a background panel which I did with Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar and Peacock Feathers.  I also splashed on a little of the Peacock Feathers and then I randomly stamped the musical note images from the stamp set into the ‘sky’  as if they’d been tossed into the air and were tumbling down.   This panel was then slid sideways into a stamp storage panel that has a 5 1/2 inch width so that my A2 panel was a very snug fit which is essential to the success of an infinity shaker.

I rifled through my sequins and shaker embellishments stash and added a mix to suit the background I’d created making sure to only put these embellishments on the decorative side of the panel and not behind it.   I’d recommend that as you are filling keep checking the level in the pocket and that you don’t ideally want to fill more than 1/3 of the space so that there is plenty of remove for them to move around and make a lovely noise, nor do you want to put in too few or it’ll look stingy  and lack impact.

Once I was happy with my shaker contents I wrapped the excess of the storage pocket around the back of the card panel and I made sure to secure this down very firmly with lots of tape from my tape runner.    This pocket was then adhered to a strong 110lb cover weight white cardstock base.

From this point onwards everything is just directly added on top of the pocket.  So, on Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my Party Parade images using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.   All images were coloured with Copic markers and points highlighted with a white gel pen.  I then used the coordinating dies to die cut each image.

I die cut the Gallery Frame and Happy Birthday Words Die from white and mini gingham cardstock.

Time to assemble it all now by first using my tape runner to apply the frame, followed by the gingham sentiment and finally the Party Parade images and with that the card was complete.

Many thanks for coming by to read about how this card came together and happy crafting!