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Friday, September 14, 2007

Shake. Shake. Shake. Shake Your Card!!!

Yup, you guessed it! A shaker card. Instructions below!!

Once again I'm back to this adorable layout. This little snowman fits right in that 1 1/4" round punch. And the 1 3/8" punch for the top layer. The tutorial for this layout can be found here. I have used it for quite a few cards and have really liked all of them. And I think this one is now my favorite. Do you think because it's a snowman???

Instructions to make this card:

1. The front of this card, the very top layer was done using glossy card stock cut 2 7/8" x 4". I stamped the snowflakes on in Versa Mark, embossed them with clear EP and sponged Bashful Blue over the entire area. I rubbed more on some ares than others to give it more dimension.

2. The next layer is Bashful Blue and it's cut 3" x 4 3/8"

3. Layer 3 is Whisper White card stock and it measures 3 1/4" x 4 3/8"

4. The final layer is the card itself. A half sheet of Bashful Blue card stock cut measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and then fold it to measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

You will need the following:
1 1/4" round punch and 1 3/8" round punch
Ribbon (I used Bashful Blue grosgrain)
Clear Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Pad
Bashful Blue Ink Pad
White Craft Ink
Scrap white chipboard
2 Way Glue
Snail Tape
Scrap piece of Whisper White card stock
Micro Mini beads, clear no hole beads
Piece of clear transparency

A. First you will take your white craft ink and a snowflake stamp and stamp around the edges of the front of the card, the Bashful Blue piece. Craft ink takes a little while to dry so you want to do this first and set it aside.

B. I cut 4 pieces of white chipboard (you can find it in the back of your 12" x 12" decorative papers. If you don't have any you can use 6 layers of regular white card stock. You don't want to use tan chipboard, it will show in the circle. Cut your chipboard or card stock 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Punch a 1 1/4" hole in one and then trace the following pieces to match. It doesn't matter if it is off center a little, it's not going to show. Once you have them punched out use the 2 Way Glue to affix them together. Set them aside to setup a bit.

C. Take the glossy piece and stamp the snowflakes on using the Versa Mark Pad. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set. Line the embossed piece up on top of the Bashful Blue layer. Take your 1 1/4" punch and punch them both together. Check out the tutorial to know how to punch this. You will be dropping the layers to the bottom of the punch and sliding the layers to the right, just until the edge of the card stock appears and then punch the circles. Separate them. Take the embossed one and the 1 3/8" punch and line it up and punch out the ring. You don't need to put a piece of copier paper behind it, this card stock is thick enough not to get stuck in the punch. Attach these two layers together.

D. On the scrap piece of white card stock stamp the snowman or the image you want to use. Color it as desired. Cut around the snowman, leaving LOTS of room. Cut it by hand and cut it a bit squiggly. Turn the layers over so you are looking at the stack of punched and glued pieces. Set the snowman in place, turn it over and see if it's centered to where you want it. Now hold it carefully and trace your squiggly cut edges. You want these squiggly and unique so you will know where to glue this piece in place after you put the beads down. You don't want to mess with finding center with the beads there.

E. Cut your clear transparency 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Attach the layers of white chipboard or card stock to the back of the layers fitting the transparency behind the Bashful Blue piece.

F Add some beads and set the snowman in place. Hold it firmly and look to see if you like the mount of beads you put in place. Adjust accordingly. When you like what you see set it back down and remove the snowman. You will now take the 2 Way Glue and glue around the traced area. Set your snowman in place. Let dry for a few minutes.

G. Tie your grosgrain ribbon in place. Tape the top part (the layers) and add dimensionals to the bottom part. Set it in place on top of the white card stock. And the white card stock is placed on top of the Bashful Blue card stamped with white craft ink. Your card is now finished!!
This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

How cute - love the soft tones. Makes me want to make one myself!! TFS

Alex said...

Very very cute shaker card Wanda - love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Unknown said...

oh my goodness wanda! i love your blog, i love your ideas, i love your tutorials!!! i am so glad i get daily updates! thank you!

Unknown said...

I love this card, nice job Wanda and great how to.

Ijsbeer said...

That is so cool! Love the card and thanks for the tutorial!