Let me show you how I put this one together…
Step 1: Trim & Cut
I started with a top folding A2 card base. I then layered on top a 4″x5.25″ piece of floral patterned paper from the “Wallpaper” patterned paper pack. I then cut out a white frame using the Scallops & Dots die set. I wanted the interior of the window to be a different pattern, so I cut another piece of patterned paper to fit just a hair larger than the opening of the frame. I also pulled a 1.25″x4″ strip of blue patterned paper from my scrap pile I thought I would use as a belly band.
Step 2: Make a Window
After securing the first two layers of patterned paper together, I added a few of the die cut clocks left over from the last card I made and sprinkled a few Sofia sequins onto the center of the card.
I adhered a piece of acetate behind the scalloped frame and placed foam tape around the entire border as well as a few pieces where the belly band would cover. I wanted the pieces to shake freely, but also not allow the clock pieces to get covered up over one another too much.
Step 3: Belly Band
I didn’t like the way my card looked with the belly band having straight ends over the scalloped frame, so I decided to run it through the same die used before.
You can see here how I tucked the strip under the cutting edge of one layer and over the other so it doesn’t cut too short. You could just snip your dies apart too.
Once I ran this through my machine, I realized I didn’t have it quite straight, so I trimmed it down to 1″ wide.
Step 4: Stamping
I had a difficult time picking what shape and sentiment I wanted to use next. I stamped several and ultimately settled on an oval shape and sentiment from the new “Moments in Time” stamp set.
Since I also had a hard time picking which ink color to go with, I figured I’d just go with them all. I used a foam blending tool to pounce on each color one at a time to create an ombre rainbow effect.
Step 5: Pop It
I added a bit of ribbon behind the die cut oval, foam strips, and a bit of liquid glue to give me a little wiggle time to get it centered.
Step 6: Final Touch
Once I had the sentiment in place I dug through my stash of CP sequins to get a few more colors and popped them on for the final touch.
Step 7: Enjoy!
That’s it! Now this card is ready to give to someone you love. I hope this card project encourages you to try your hand at making a shaker with die cuts or perhaps an ombre stamped rainbow as well.
Until next time… stay crafty!
– Laura Evangeline