Love is in the Air Shaker Card with Susan Powell

Catherine Projects

Hi Everyone, my name is Susan and I have the pleasure of sharing a card with you today that features some products from the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection. This card uses the Love is in the Air stamp set with the coordinating die set,  the Bon Voyage stamp set as well as the Postage Stamp dies.

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As soon as I saw the Love is in the Air stamp set, I knew that I wanted to make a shaker card.  This set reminds me of the time I was driving to the ocean and saw the sky filled with hot air balloons. It was magical!

To make my card, I started by softly sponging some clouds onto the background using a torn paper towel. To do this technique you simply lay a paper towel that you have torn along one edge onto the card panel and sponge lightly upwards along the torn edge, moving the paper towel as you go.

Next I stamped the balloons using Juniper Mist, Green Tea, Be Mine and Black Jack inks. The balloons in the background were done with second generation stamping to give the effect of them being off in the distance, then they were die cut using the coordinating dies.  The clouds were die cut from white card stock and the sentiment, from the Bon Voyage stamp set, was stamped with Juniper Mist ink.

To create the shaker component, I die cut the largest stitched edge die and the second largest postage stamp die from the Postage Stamp die set together to create a frame.  Then I added a piece of  plastic to the back of the frame and added two layers of craft foam around the edges of the frame.  I placed some sequins on the card with liquid glue and the rest I placed in the middle of the card panel.  I attached the frame to the panel with some strong two sided adhesive tape and then gave the card a shake to see all those sequins move around.

Shaker cards can be intimidating at first but I highly recommend you give it a try. They’re a ton of fun to make and shake and they’re not as hard as you might imagine.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, I had a blast making it.  Thanks so much Catherine for having me!


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