Simon Says Stamp - Perfect Birthday Card
Hello Lovelies! Is anyone celebrating a Birthday soon? Kitty and I are sending birthday wishes and sequins to get the party started.
I tried something new-ish with the Purrfect Birthday Stamp Set from the Dream Big Release. I've done an infinity shaker before but I wanted the sequins to frame my colorful background and that's how I ended up here...
One of the things that I DID NOT ENJOY about making Shaker Cards was creating the clear acetate layer, so I'm thrilled that we now have premade acetate shaker covers! Check it out below, along with a few other key items.
Essential Card Supplies:
Click here to view the full supply list or check it out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.
This is DEFINITELY me practicing to make Shaker Cards!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Embossing, Ink-Blending, Copic Coloring and Die-cutting
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Embossed Layer: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Copic Markers - BG32, BG34, R20, R30, YR12, YR14, YR24, YR27, RV17, RV55, V06, V09
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
EMBOSSING AND DIE-CUTTING
Emboss 110lb white cardstock using the Dibble Dot Embossing Folder.
Blend the selected Oxide Inks in a random pattern onto this embossed layer.
Optional Step: I sprayed my inked layer with water to get softer and more "powdery" tones out of the Distress Oxides and then blotted with paper towel.
Die-cut the card background using the ______ Cover Plate and set aside.
Balloon & Bow on Gift - BG32, BG34
Cat Fur & Cheeks - R30, YR12, YR14, YR24, YR27
Cat Ears - R20
Party Hat and Gift - RV17, RV55, V06, V09
Once Birthday Kitty is colored, fussy-cut by hand.
Trim adhesive foam to _________
Adhere foam sheet to center of die-cut background to create a raised platform.
Sprinkle Coral Burst Sequins around the foam adhesive platform.
Remove the top adhesive layer from the foam to expose the adhesive below. This will adhere to the Shaker Cover.
Use the Round and Flat Brushes to ink the leaves in Limelicious Ink.
Tip: The Round covers the small areas quickly and the Flat allowed me to get into narrower areas without messing up the petals too much.
Gently place the Shaker Cover over the background/foam/shaker layer with the protective backing side (that says '3M' in red lettering) facing down.
Carefully flip over, keeping your sequins intact
Remove the protective backing and adhere the Shaker Cover to the base layer.