Hello everyone, Jackie here today with this cute shaped shaker card. This new collection from Joset is absolutely fantastic, the shaker die set is so versatile and can also be used without adding shaker parts so it is a must have set! Anyway let get started.
First we need to create the circular card part. place a medium sized circular die on top of a top folding A2 card blank ensuring to leave a tiny bit over hanging at the top crease. You may have to run this through a few times as it will be quite thick.
Die cut a further two circles. Ink blend one circle with a selection of blue inks then attach one to the front and one to the back making the card base more sturdy.
Next we need to create the shaker window. Die cut a handful of circular frames and glue them all together, I have glued 5 together however you can make this part bigger by adding more layers.
Use the inside of the metal frame die to draw a circular shape on to a piece of acetate then cut this out. Glue the prepared circular frame to the acetate, die cut one more circle and glue this to the reverse side then set the aside to dry. Tip: I find a white gel pen just about works on the acetate.
Die cut lots of shaker bits and carefully lay them on top of the card base then glue the prepared acetate part on top. Set aside to dry with some weight on top to keep in nice a flat.
Make up the bee as normal with two exceptions. Cut two of the same leg as he is flying and you will only need to use two wings. Use a little ink blending to add some dimension then add some white gel pen dots to finish the look.
Next we need to add the base stand. Die cut four of the stand pieces and glue two together (these need to be study) Glue one to the front and one to the back ensuring they line up when the card is shut. Add a sentiment strip, I have white heat embossed onto black card and popped this up on 3d foam pads.
Finish of by adding a flower, I have chosen to only add one flower but you could add as many as you wish.
It made a lovely change to make a shaped card and these shaker dies make the job really easy, I love that there is a shaker bits die included in the set too . . Thank you for stopping by today ‘Happy crafting’ Jackie xx
Bee Dies Set – 2060
Shaker Die Set – 2065
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