Morning, err, afternoon, friend!
Today's post is going up a little later than usual as I was stuck up at school for a bit yesterday because of the snow! I was so bummed at the thought of not getting my post up today, but never fear...my Heart Shaker Card is here!
Let's get started...
I was inspired to create this card after die-cutting a tons of hearts from pink cardstock and noticing the negative space leftover. I thought "hey, that would be perfect for a shaker card!". So I remade the piece from white cardstock that I colored with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and the heart die from my Folded Airplane Die Set. Can you tell from this week's projects that I'm obsessed with this heart?!
Now, if you're anything like me you find working with transparency sheets to be the most annoying thing in the world. So, to avoid using it (even though I'm 99% sure I didn't have any anyways), I grabbed the roll of tulle on my desk from yesterday's project and used that to keep my shaker bits inside! I glued the tulle to the back of the heart windows and let it kind of hang off the edge for some texture.
On top of the tulle I put foam tape and dropped the some little shaker bits into the wells. I made my shaker bits with the little heart dies also included in the die set as well as some flat sequins. I removed the release paper from the foam tape and placed my card base on top. When I flipped it over I noticed that my shaker was a little bare...oh, well. I still think it's cute. Oh, and you'll want to be sure to glue down the edges of the tulle underneath so that your bits don't fly out!
On the front I glued a little banner that I made with the tag die from the set and stamped with the Love Ya stamp set. I figured the "happy (heart) day!" sentiment worked perfectly. I also glued on some extra hearts and sequins to the front.
Although this is a shaker card I didn't find it to difficult to put together. I usually avoid shaker cards like the plague but this one was fun to make. And if I can make this after being up since 7:30 am, completing a financial accounting test, being stuck in the snow, driving home, and then starting to craft then you can too!
What are your thoughts on shaker cards? Let me know in the comments below!