I took about an hour last night and created the cards from the February Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up®! They were very quick and easy to assemble and I love how they turned out. The kit comes with a mini Blackberry Bliss ink pad, but I also used a couple of other ink colors from my own supplies. I used Lost Lagoon for the thank you card and Tangerine Tango for one of the birthday card designs.
After finishing the cards from the kit, I had quite a few sequins left over. I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with them when I realized there were probably enough left to make a shaker card. I’ve also wanted to try my handle at adding color to some white glitter tape, so I combined the two ideas and came up with this cute Easter shaker card.
To start, I created all my strips of glitter tape. I tore of pieces about three inches long and put them on my silicon mat. Using sponge daubers, I applied ink to each strip. Since this card is going to be for Easter, I thought it would be fun to create a rainbow with my tape strips. The colors I used (from top to bottom in the photo above) are:
- Real Red
- Calypso Coral
- Daffodil Delight
- Wild Wasabi
- Pool Party
- Island Indigo
- Perfect Plum (hidden by the sequins in the photo)
While those were drying, I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut an oval from it. While it’s not a true egg shape, it’s close enough to give that look on the finished card. To create the shaker window, I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of my die cut panel using Tear & Tape. I then used 1/2″ wide foam tape (which I cut in half) to create a wall around my oval to hold the sequins. By removing the foam backing from the foam tape before applying it to my panel, I was able to easily bend and shape it around the oval opening.
After the ink of my glitter strips was dry, I adhered them in rainbow order to another white panel which would server as the backer for my shaker card. Once everything was adhered, I removed the remaining backing sheets from the rest of the foam tape on my window panel, added the sequins, then adhered the glitter strip backer panel. After shaking it around for a bit to ensure everything adhered properly and no sequins were falling out, I adhered my shaker panel to a top-folding card base made from Pink Pirouette cardstock.
For the sentiment on my card, I used the Happy Easter stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I stamped it in black ink on a scrap of white cardstock then cut it out using the Word Window punch. I also cut a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock using the retired Modern Label punch. I adhered the sentiment to the label then added it to my card using some Stampin’ Dimensionals. To bling it up a little more, I added a small rhinestone on either side of the sentiment.
To dress up the inside of the card, I stamped a few flowers in the lower corner of a white panel. The flowers were from the stamp set included in the February Paper Pumpkin kit and the leaves are from the Garden in Bloom stamp set. The pink flowers were stamped with Pink Pirouette ink and the purple flower was second generation stamped using Perfect Plum ink. The leaves were second generation stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink. Once I had all the flowers stamped, I adhered the panel to the inside of the card which completed my card.
Until next time …