Sunday, May 20, 2018

Friendship is a Sheltering Tree - a Shaker Card

I  can't believe how fast my garden has grown, and how quickly the trees have been covered with leaves. Cherry blossom time has now come and gone, but other fruit trees are just starting to bloom. Which gives me an idea for a shaker card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

I started with a base of Petal Pink card stock, one of the new colours, and on a 4 by 5 1/4" Whisper White layer I stamped the tree in Soft Suede ink using Petal Pink ink for the blossoms.  I only stamped the blossoms once as in most cases blossoms are just now emerging from the trees.

A circle was die cut in a second 4 by 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Window sheet was adhered on the wrong side of this, after which I added foam tape around the circle (away from the edge) and around the edges .  This foam tape makes it easier than ever to make shaker cards!

Before adding the shaker elements the embossing buddy was used to wipe both sides of the window sheets as well as the inside.  This not only reduces static cling but also prevents the shaker elements fro 'stickling' to the edges. 

On the right front edge I added a 1/2 by 5 1/4" strip of Petal Pink card stock to which I adhered one of the laser die cuts from the new laser die DSP as well as some 1/4" white organza ribbon.  Die cut flower clusters from Beautiful Bouquet decorated the shaker circle.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Beautiful Bouquet
Inks:  Petal Pink, Soft Suede
Papers:  Petal Pink, Whisper White, Laser Cut DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circle Framelits, Window Sheet, Shaker elements (non SU), Bouquet Petal framelits, Foam tape, 1/4" white organza ribbon, dimensionals. Pearls colored with blendabilities.

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