Hello, this is Nicky with you today on the Hello Bluebird blog and I have a very Summery and fun shaker card to share with you that uses the Gallery Frame #6 Die but which in fact you could do with many of Hello Bluebird’s gallery frame collection. This card also uses the Carried Away set and coordinating dies.
I took two A2 white panels of 110lb white cover weight cardstock. I used the Gallery Frame #6 die to die cut one of the panels and using the negative cuts that were produced from the three window openings I used the ‘Hello’ word included in the die set (there are two others too) and die cut the word three times.
I flipped over the die cut frame and adhered the inner and outer frame parts together with tape and then I used Scor-Pal tape around the window openings and around the entire outer frame adhered down to that a panel of clear acetate.
Next, I reached for my big roll of dimensional foam tape and very snuggly fitted tape around the outside of the frame and then two skinny strips of the tape were fitted where the two cross bars are that divide the 3 windows. I then used my powder tool and brushed anti-static powder along the sticky edges of the dimensional foam tape inside the windows. I filled each window with equal amounts of clay sprinkles which I found HERE. I very carefully peeled off the foam tape’s backing and closed the shaker windows by applying the second white A2 panel I’d prepared earlier. I pressed down nice and firmly to ensure those sprinkles didn’t escape! This whole shaker unit was then glued to my card base.
I adhered the three ‘hello’ word die cuts to each window. I was careful to align the letters neatly and used glue for the task. I do recommend using 110lb cover weight cardstock for your card base as well for a shaker card, especially when it has the amount and weight of contents used here. This is one sturdy card – built to last!
I stamped the characters I was using from Carried Away and coloured them with the following Copic markers:-
Bunny – E44, E55, E42, E31, E41, E0000
Kitten – W6, W4, W2, W00, R000
Blush – R21, R20, R00
Balloons – Y38, Y19, Y15, Y13
I highlighted some points with a white gel pen, then die cut the images and applied them to the scene with dimensional foam tape and I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze to gloss the balloons for a final touch.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and I’ll see you next time!