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Shaker Cat

Greetings! Today I have a new card for Doodles Paper Playground. I decided to make a shaker card, and I did it in a way I haven't attempted before. It took me a little time to get everything just how I wanted, but when it was finished, I was really happy with it. I used the Rosey Gold Sparkle Blends for this card, which I think worked out great with the colors of my background. This particular Sparkle Blend has lots of pink and rose gold sequins, plus teeny little sequins, crystals, and micro beads. I especially love the big pink stars!

I really wanted to use the Laurel Burch Tribal Cats stamp set, because the dies would cut out a nice big window for my shaker area. I started off by die cutting my black cardstock with the 3 pieces of the cat. Then I cut a piece of acetate (from the packaging of a stamp) and temporarily adhered it to the back of the black cardstock. I set my cat head up on an acrylic block, inked it with StazOn ink and flipped the cardstock and acetate combo over on top of the stamp. The acetate was a window to the stamp, so that I was able to place it correctly. I repeated this for the cat's body and tail, for which I used the swirly stamp.

I removed the acetate so that I could heat emboss my sentiment, and then I permanently glued the acetate back on to the cardstock. Then I added foam tape all over the back of the acetate, making sure to get in between the little pieces so that I wouldn't lose my Sparkle Blends behind the black cardstock. For my background, I used a piece of glossy photo paper that I had colored up with alcohol inks. Once I had filled my shaker, I placed the background on top of the shaker to seal it shut.

Next I created my card base out of the same black cardstock I used for the top layer, and I also added a layer of bright blue cardstock for an extra pop of color. It pulls out the little bits of blue in my alcohol ink background too.

I think this card came out great, although it's a little tough to photograph! It's creating shadows where the stamped image hovers over the background. I apologize about that. I will definitely be making more shaker cards in this style again. I hope you'll give it a try too! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Rosy Newlun said…
That is remarkable. I love the star black with the pop of beautiful colors coming through!

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