Hello again, welcome to my next project for Couture Creations using the ‘Blooming Friendship’ Collection. This time I created a shaker card.

I started with the stamping and heat-embossing. I had to first stamp the flower, 2 mugs and the cookie onto white card and heat-emboss with silver glitter embossing powder. The word ‘friend’ was created by embossing the stamp ‘friendship’ onto heat-resistant acetate (the heat from the heating tool will warp normal acetate)and embossed it with white embossing powder, then trimmed it down to just have ‘friend’.

Once that was done I started making the shaker frame. I aligned the 2 larger flower dies over the stamp and cut them out together. While they were still taped together I then cut the same frame out of foam. I then slid the postcard under the newly created frame to make sure the wording was positioned where I wanted it. Using the frame as the guide, I then placed the 2nd largest die over the postcard and die-cut it. I used the large die to cut the acetate. I glued the frame to the acetate then the acetate to the foam. To make the silver accent frame, I laid the 2nd largest die over the silver cardstock and using a pencil, I just traced around the inside and outside and cut it out using a craft knife.

I glued a couple of sequences directly onto the postcard cutout, added the rest into the well of the frame. I aligned the postcard cutout into the frame and held it there with a couple of strips of tape so I could flip it over and glue it to the card front.

Next I glued a background mat from the silver card to the cardbase then topped it with the designer paper that was distressed around the edges.

I glued the shaker frame to the card front. I fussy cut the 2 mugs and cookie. I added a foam square behind the bottom of the cookie cutout and one behind the centre of one mug. I arranged them as per the photo and glued them in place. I finished by adding a few blue branches from the ephemera pack. I thought it needed something, so I got my water-brush out and grey dye ink and randomly painted around the flower near the silver frame.

Materials List

CO728099 Blooming Friendship – Paper Collection, Page 1B & Postcard
CO728107 Blooming Friendship – Ephemera Set
CO728110 Blooming Friendship – Stamp/Die – Blooming Flower
CO728123 Blooming Friendship – Stamp – Tall Hot Chocolate
CO728125 Blooming Friendship – Stamp – Cookies
CO728130 Blooming Friendship – Stamp – Cherished Friends
CO724990 Embossing Powder – Sparkles – Silver/Silver
CDEIPU035 Dye Ink – Grey
CO727166 A4 Glitter Card – Silver
CO723978 Heat Tool
CO727381 Stamp Press
CO726809 Craft Knife

Other Products:
Card base and white cardstock, distressing tool, sequences, heat-resistant acetate, white foam, double-sided foam tape, cardboard, glue and water-brush.

You can find my personal blog online @  cardcraftkaylee.blogspot.com
Thanks for joining me…
Kaylee Snell