Free As a Bird Shaker Card.

Free As a Bird Shaker Card.

Hello and welcome to this tutorial. I had a lot of fun creating this shaker card using the Free As a Bird stamp set, and I hope you enjoy having a go yourself.

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To make this project you will need:

  • Crumb Cake card base – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • So Saffron Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper – 9cm x 13.4cm
  • Window Sheet – 8cm x 11cm
  • Whisper White cardstock for inside card – 10cm x 14.4xm
  • Whisper White cardstock for birds – **cm x **cm
  • Whisper White Twine **cm

Stamp the Birch background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto the front of the Crumb Cake card base.

Adhere the piece of So Saffron Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the 9.5cm x 13.4cm Whisper White cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. Be sure to have sufficient adhesive running across the center of the DSP to ensure the layer doesn’t separate after die cutting the oval.

Use the largest straight edge oval in the Layering Oval Dies set to cut out the center of the DSP.

Adhere the Window Sheet to the back of the DSP piece using Snail Adhesive or Tear & Tape.

Tie the Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the bottom of the DSP piece and tie a bow. Position the bow on the right hand side.

Adhere Foam Adhesive Strips around the die cut oval, keeping a 0.5cm (ish) space between the edge of the paper and the foam strips.

NOTE: This is so that the foam strips can’t be seen when the card is on an angle, and so that whatever you use to fill the shaker card isn’t sitting totally out of view when the card is standing.

Adhere more foam strips down the left and right hand side of the DSP piece.

Pour out a small pile of Iridescent Sequins onto the front of the card. Remove the backing from the foam strips, and adhere the DSP piece to the card front.

NOTE: Be sure to check the shaker card fillings (sequins) are positioned in the center of the card front before removing the backing from the foam strips.

Stamp the birds sitting on a branch on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Momento. Colour the image in using Watercolour Pencils, and smooth out the pencil lines with a Blender Pen. This gives the image a faux watercolour look, without watercolour paper or water! I love this technique for finer details like this stamped image.

Fussy cut the birds using Paper Snips and adhere to the card front framing the die cut oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Repeat the colouring process and fussy cutting for the large single flower and adhere to the 10cm x 14.4cm piece of Whisper White carstock, in the bottom right corner.

Adhere this Whisper White piece to the inside of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Stamp the ‘Thank You’ sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut this tight to the words using Paper Snips. Place Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment, at the top. Adhere the sentiment so that the bottom of it sits on top of the twine.

I also made this shaker card in Smoky Slate for the base, and Balmy Blue for the DSP layer. The sequins I used are Woven Threads Sequins.

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Happy crafting x

Megan

Floral Essence Masking Technique.

Floral Essence Masking Technique.

Recently, I had a focus on the handmade items I make and normally have for sale at markets and a local pop up shop over on my Facebook page. I showcased these items and posted games. One of which asked participants to name a technique or Stampin’ Up! product that they would like to see in a tutorial video from me. The winner was Rosie Dunn, with the suggestion of masking technique.

To make this project you will need:

  • Calypso Coral cardstock – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • Very Vanilla card front – 9cm x 13.4cm
  • Gold Glimmer Paper – 5cm x 7.5cm
  • Very Vanilla sentiment piece – 4.5cm x 7cm
  • Very Vanilla card insert – 10cm x 14.4cm

Stamp the lined flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Calypso Coral in opposite corners of the Calypso Coral card base. This adds dimension to the base layer of the card.

Adhere the piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the card front at an angle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Die cut the Very Vanilla cardstock and Gold Glimmer Paper piece for the sentiment piece. The Gold Glimmer is cut using the fourth up from smallest scalloped oval, and the Very Vanilla is cut using the fourth up from smallest straight edge oval in the Layering Ovals Dies.

Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento ink, centered in the oval. Stamp the lined flower image in Calypso Coral in the very top of the oval, and again stamped off in the bottom half of the oval.

TIP: It is good to ink up the stamp between these stamps to the paper. This is because the first stamp over the very top of the oval has part of the stamped image off of the cardstock. If you were to immediately stamp it in the bottom half of the oval it would have weird lines where the stamp overhung from the paper.

Adhere the Very Vanilla sentiment piece to the Gold Glimmer piece using Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape.

To create the wreath of flowers on the Very Vanilla card front piece, first place the sentiment piece in the center and trace lightly around the edge with a pencil. Be mindful that the Very Vanilla card front piece will be at an angle when it is adhered to the card base.

Use this pencil line to determine where to stamp the flowers. Start by stamping the large solid flower in Calypso Coral at the top and the bottom of the oval. Next, use a mask cut out from a large post-it to cover one of these flowers and stamp another next to it and overlapping a little. Make this second set of stamped flowers stamped off. Repeat this on the other side of each full strength flower.

You should be left with enough space to stamp two more flowers – one either side of the wreath full strength stamping.

TIP: Stamp the image you want to mask onto the post-it. Ensure the majority of the stamped image is over the section of post-it with adhesive on the back. Cut out the stamped image right on the edge of the image to prevent any border being made from the mask.

Use the flower mask to stamp the leaf image in each corner. Stamp the leaves in Old Olive, and then again stamped off. This helps to lift the card.

Stamp the stamen for the solid flower in So Saffron.

Take the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and colour the full length with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. These alcohol markers making adding colour to ribbons and twine super easy, and the final result is a smooth coverage.

Wrap this around the Very Vanilla card front piece and tie a bow. Adhere this panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Use an eraser to remove the pencil marks from the Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere the sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the Very Vanilla card insert, stamp the solid flower in Calypso Coral and the stamen in So Saffron. Use the post-it mask to stamp the leaves in Old Olive, one full strength and one half strength. You could repeat this stamping on the envelope too.


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I will be releasing two options for Made by Megan Classes to Go during April – one of which will be featuring the Floral Essence Bundle. Stay tuned to find out more about this. You can keep in touch here on my blog – check out the Classes to Go tab, by signing up to my email newsletter here, or by following me on Facebook and Instagram.


Ornate Garden Suite now released!

You can now get your hands on some exciting new products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Products include stamp sets, dies, ribbons, Designer Series Paper, a embossing folder and Gilded Gems embellishments!


Happy crafting x

Megan