Saturday, July 22, 2017

Shake, Shake, Shake! It's Party Time!

Hi Friends,

I have a fun card to show you today.  It's a shaker card that's easy to mail!  If you've ever made one of these, you know they can be a bit bulky - well, this is a no-bulk version.  Foil Frenzy designer paper and bright, bright colors make it festive as can be!

The Iridescent sequins are the star of the show here.  I chose the colors for the rest of the card to work with them!  The colors you see here are Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.

The card front is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Foil Frenzy DSP.  The square window is die-cut using the 2-5/8" die from the Layering Squares Framelits.  On the back, you'll place 1/4" double-sided tape adhesive all the way around the window opening.  You'll want to be very careful that the tape meets in all four corners to create a tight seal so that none of your sequins can escape!  Next, you'll need 2 pieces of 3-1/4" square window sheet.  Peel the backing from the tape and attach one of the window sheets over the opening.

Now comes the fun part - choosing how to fill your shaker card!  I used the new Iridescent Sequin Assortment and added a few stars from a Metallic Sequin Assortment (retired).  You could also use mica flakes, or some small shapes punched from cardstock, or any combination of the above. Whatever you choose, you'll want to place them in the center of the window.  Because of the construction on this card, there is not a lot of movement to the sequins.  (Which is a good thing - they won't all fall to the bottom of the window!)  When you're satisfied with the elements you've chosen for your card, attach the second window sheet to seal them in.  Remember, your double-sided tape must meet in all 4 corners.

Back to the card front, the window frame is cut from Pool Party cardstock using the largest scalloped square in the Layering Squares Framelits.  The inside is cut using the same 2-5/8" square die that you used for the card front.  Attach it using a 1/8" piece of double-sided tape (cut Tear & Tape adhesive in half lengthwise).  Now you're ready to adhere the card front to the Peekaboo Peach card base.  

The 3 balloons are stamped with Berry Burst, Pool Party & Lemon Lime Twist inks on cardstock of the same colors.  Punch them out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (or fussy-cut) and adhere them to the cardfront using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Happy Birthday Thinlit is a perfect die to use with the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  Cut a piece large enough to cover the back of the Berry Burst cardstock you'll be using.  Peel the backing from the adhesive sheet and attach it to the cardstock then run it through the Big Shot as you normally would.  You'll want to run it back & forth a couple of times to be sure the die cuts all the way through the double thickness.  Peel the paper backing from the die-cut piece and adhere it to the card front.  No glue mess!

The inside of the card is festive too!

This card is so much fun, I had to make more than one.  This version uses Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay.  The "Happy Birthday" is 2 die-cuts layered together.

These cards make me smile!  I hope you like them.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another Double Z Fold!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'm sharing my larger version of the Double Z Joy Fold card.  This one is a 5-1/2" square card created using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set & the Daisy Delight bundle.

So cheerful!  The paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  The daisy is stamped in Daffodil Delight twice, punched out with the matching punch and layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The center is also stamped in Daffodil Delight and covored with Clear Wink of Stella.   The leaves are stamped in Old Olive & Memento Tuxedo Black and fussy-cut.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, using Old Olive.

The smaller daisies on the inside panel are a layered stamp.  The solid layer is stamped off once in Daffodil Delight and the outline is added on top using the same color, only full-strength.  Stamping off once or even twice is a great way to get shades of the same color.  

The front panel of my card looks like designer paper, but it's not!  Using an acrylic block large enough to completely cover the 3-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock, I inked it up with my Daffodil Delight inkpad and spritzed it lightly with water.  Then I stamped it on the cardstock the same as if I were using a stamp - this is the result!  Of course, it needs to dry thoroughly before you stamp the sentiment on it.

Here's the double "Z" view.  The instructions for assembling this card are the same as for my July 15th post - look under labels on the left side of this page for "Double Z Joy Fold".  Here are the materials you need to make this card:

Whisper White cardstock 11" x 5-1/2" - score at 2-3/4" & 5-1/2"
Whisper White cardstock 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
Whisper White cardstock 3-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Daffodil Delight cardstock 9-1/4" x 3-3/4" - score at 2-3/4" & 5-1/2"
Old Olive cardstock 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Old Olive cardstock 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Delightful Daisy DSP 5-1/4" x 2-1/2"
Delightful Daisy DSP 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"

Here's another card I made in the same size & style, using the Lift Me Up Bundle.

The designer paper used here is no longer available, but you can see how highly adaptable this card is.  Let your imagination go wild using the papers & stamps you already own!

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