Friday, May 12, 2017

Big Birthday Tulle Shaker Card

I love to learn different ways to make shaker cards.  The main disadvantage of the traditional method of making shakers is the thickness of the resultant card, increasing the postage cost,

One outstanding advantage of making shakers using tulle instead of window sheets, and tear and tape adhesive instead of thick double sided tape, is that the resultant card is thin and is light in weight.

Again, Jennifer McGuire was the inspiration for using this technique.

A 4 by 5 1/4" piece of  Shimmer White cardstock was temporarily adhered to a Red Rose card front and then die cut with a non SU flower shaped die and two pieces of white tulle were cut slightly larger than the die cut area.

The two card stock pieces were separated and tear and tape adhesive was applied close to the die cut edges and along the top, bottom, and sides of each of the pieces. The Sparkles embellishments were suspended between the 2 tulle layers once the two pieces of card stock are adhered together.

The sentiment was gold embossed below the window.

I stamped and white embossed the images twice on Shimmer Whisper cardstock and colored by  sponging and then spritzed with  home made glitter water to allow the colors to blend. After they were dry, the flowers and leaves and fussy cut.- separating the flowers and leaves so I could place them where I wanted.

Dimensionals were used to adhere the larger blooms; tombo for the smaller ones as well as the  leaves.

A 1 3/8" Whisper White circle was  adhered to the back of the image on the inside of the card.  This gives it extra support and prevents any adhesive from adhering it to the inside of the card.

A white organza bow was placed below the larger bloom and some extra sequins were placed around the front.

One thing I would do differently next time is to place the inside sentiment below the tulle covered window.  As you can see from the picture below, I situated the sentiment at the same level as the window.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Birthday Bloom
Inks: Crushed Curry, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Versa Mark
Papers: Rose Red, Shimmer White
Accessories: Floral die (non SU), Tulle (non SU), Sprinkles embellishments, White embossing powder, Hand made shimmer spray, 5/8" white organza ribbon, gold glimmer ribbon (retired)

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