Alcohol Markers, Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Shakers, Spring, Thinking of You, Valentine, Winter

You’ve Got Mail

Hello, crafty friend! Today I’m sharing this cute little shaker featuring adorable stamps, dies, and embellishments from Pretty Pink Posh. Let me show you how I put this one together…

Step 1: Card Base

I started with a top folding A2 card base and trimmed the bottom off to create a 4.25″ square card.

I then took a mat layer trimmed to 4″ square and used the Mini Storybook 1 die to create windows.

Step 2: Background Stamping

I then used a light grey ink and mail images from the Happy Mail and Sending Love stamp sets to create a soft background design.

Step 3: Build the Shaker

A sheet of clear acetate was secured behind the window followed by strips of foam adhesive to ensure the shaker bits wouldn’t fall out. I didn’t capture it in the photo, but I did add a sliver of foam to the very center ‘bridge’ of the window, to help prevent it from collapsing over time.

I then piled up Love Letters clay confetti onto the center of the card base. To keep it from feeling too “Valentine-y”, I plucked out the pink hearts and added in a few Hydrangea seed beads before securing the window layer on top to lock it all in.

Step 4: Coloring

I stamped out the images in black pigment ink and colored them in with alcohol markers before die cutting them all out. The colors I used were…

  • True Blue Blend
  • Burnt Orange Blend
  • Dark Red Blend
  • Light Green Blend
  • Ice Grey Blend
  • Earth Brown Blend
  • Brown Grey Blend

Step 5: Emboss & Assembly

The sentiment was stamped in white pigment ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white powder.

The die cuts and sentiment were attached using foam adhesive with exception of the bottom half of the mailbox. It was tucked into the frame a tad bit, so it appears to pop right out of the window. Finally, I added a few clay hearts, and that does it!

Please let me know what you think about this card, and if you’d like to see more projects, visit my Gallery. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube as well. Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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