For my project, I chose to work with the Be-Leaf in Yourself Sparkle Blend. This Blend has a wonderful mix of tiny leaves, striped sequins, and of course, all the glorious colors of Fall. I decided to break out an older (but still available) stamp and die from Stampendous. The oak specifically, from the Leaves Stamp and Leaves Die sets.
First, I decided where I wanted to put my leaf on my brown cardstock, which was already trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4." Then I die cut it. After that, I placed the cardstock on to my card base, and then into my Stamp Platform. I fit the stamp right into the die cut area, and closed the door on my Platform. Then I removed the brown cardstock, but kept the base in place and stamped the leaf with VersaFine Ink. This ensured that I had my stamp placed exactly where the die cut will be.
I then colored in my stamped leaf with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also heat embossed my sentiment which is from the Stampendous Big Words Thanks stamp set. Next, I adhered a piece of acetate and then craft foam to the back of the brown cardstock. I added my Be-Leaf in Yourself Sparkle blend to the stamped leaf, and stuck the brown cardstock with foam to the base.
I decided I needed a little something at the top so I stuck down some funky metallic washi tape from Queen & Co. The photo above shows how metallic it is. Otherwise, it's a terrible photo...but I wanted you to see the shine of the washi tape. This shaker came together very quickly, and it is a technique I highly recommend. I love the dimension you get from having the stamped image below the shaker window. It adds a lot of depth and interest. And that fabulous shaker blend has so many wonderful little bits!
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