The quest designer for day 15 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 was Kristina Werner. Her technique was easy shaker cards. She cut circles from her cards and added a cut die cut image. I went through my dies to see what I could use for a simple card.
I pulled out Mama Elephant’s Framed Artist Mat. It is a wide frame and 3M foam tape fit perfectly behind the frame, which makes it very easy to put together.
Kristina ink blended one of her cards, I decided to pull out a stencil to create an ink blended background. The hearts were the inspiration for the sentiment.
I die cut the frame and added a rectangle of acetate behind the center of the frame with liquid glue around the opening. I took a long strip of foam tape and folded it on itself to give it double depth and then added it to the frame. I filled the opening with pink and purple sequins and then pulled off the paper from the foam tape and added the stenciled background.
Originally I ink blended the background with the purple and pink used for the stenciled background. The center of the frame had ink blending on it as well and I used that to stamp the sentiment with the purple Oxide ink. I used the second largest sentiment label from Simon Says Stamp and then cut one end into an angle, leaving a little space on the left to add some die cut hearts. It was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.
I decided to make the card base smaller than the frame, but this left some overhang on the foam tape. I took a craft knife and ruler to cut away the excess, but I accidentally cut through a little section of the frame, so I used Un-Do to remove the sentiment and then cut another frame and decided on a softer blend to the frame. I liked it better.
Below is a picture of first version with a deep purple frame.
- Waffle Flower Blossoms
- C.C. Designs Heart Drop Stencil
- Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
- Mama Elephant Framed Tags Artist Mat Die
- Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet and Spun Sugar
- Ranger Crystal Stickles
- Buttons Galore Lilac and Think Pink Sequin Mix
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label
- Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die
- Laromni Blending Brushes