I have always had trouble with getting the perfect shaker card completed. I either make a mess of the acetate or the inside of the shaker is sticky and the bits all get stuck to the sides of the card. This time I made sure to cover all the steps to keep my shaker window clear of residue or smears by cutting the acetate first, and setting it aside. Then, I took my powder tool and gave the inside walls of the shaker frame a good once over to ensure any stickiness that might be left from the foam tape to build up the height for the frame, has been covered with the powder tool.
The backdrop of this card was blended with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. I just love the opaque chalk like finish of these inks!
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments & coordinating die was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink – I thought it gave it just a little extra interest to drape the sentiment diagonally across the side, instead of putting it in the middle of the card, since the donut box already had the height for the middle covered.
I love learning new techniques and tricks – have YOU found any other tricks or tips that would help me, and other crafters make a fool-proof shaker card? I would love to hear your comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you have any tips or techniques that have helped you in the past build successful shaker cards.
Mama Elephant knocks it out of the park again and again – each new release they drop leaves me excited, and broke 😛
My latest haul included Me and My Dinosaur stamp & die set, along with this Slimline Scenescapes builder die set. This was my first go at using the Scenescapes Builder set, and it didn’t quite turn out as saw it in my head. Does that ever happen to you too? Once I had it all assembled, I realized it needed a bit more something for the background, but the Dinosaur’s made it super cute so I still kept it instead of disassembling it and starting from scratch.
Assembly of the Slimline Scenescape Builder is actually pretty easy – MaMa Elephant has a great video showing the assembly of the card base, and having assembled pop-up-box cards before, it was actually pretty easy.
I am going to have another try at making a project with this Scenescape builder die set again soon – stay tuned!
Last week I participated in the Share Handmade Kindness challenge hosted by Jennifer McGuire Ink. The first week was to create something handmade for a friend or family member. This week is the second week for the challenge, this week we are to share a handmade project with someone who works in the community. I just recently discovered these ‘peel-off’ stickers from Elizabeth Crafts. I knew that they would work perfectly with the Mama Elephant sentiment from Carnival Cupcake Toppers for a card to go with the scented cupcake earrings I made for my doctor that worked with me for 4 years through my recovery of a car accident. I just recently moved away and never got a chance to give her something, so I knew that my little cupcake earrings would be perfect pairing with this card!
Today’s project is a super bright & festive Happy Birthday card. I am lucky enough to be able to make cards for my fellow workmates at my day job – this was one that I created.
The first try I had at this card the balloons didn’t turn out very well…. but I had already stamped & embossed the sentiment & I really didn’t want to have to do it again – so I had the idea to fussy cut the image out & I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out! Using the Mama Elephant sentiment from Make A Wish I gold embossed it, then stamped the stars in gold Encore ink. The balloons were stamped using Lawn Fawn inks: Peacock, Fake Tan, Sunflower and Sugar Plum. I had drew in the strings and used a white gel pen to add the shine accents.
Hope you like my project – don’t forget comments are welcome & very appreciated!
In the summer, going to the park, or outside anywhere in general to blow bubbles is my favorite thing to do. So when I saw this super cute Ella & Friends stamp set from Mama Elephant I knew I had to have it!
I created this card specifically for a good friend of mine who was going through a difficult time – and I included a coffee card inside as a little treat for her.
Here is my card:
Mama Elephant Ella and friends elephant card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
To create the grass & sky scene, I first created masks for all of the images, including the bubbles! It was easy to do with plain post-it notes. I just stamped the images and cut them out and placed the post-it over top of the colored images. I used the foam blending tool to blend shabby shutters & mowed lawn for the grass, and broken china with tumbled glass for the sky. To make the clouds, I used a die cut of the balloons from the Up & Away creative cuts as a mask while I was blending in the two blue inks.
Ella was colored with Spectrum Noir markets IG1, IG2 & IG3. Her little bunny helper was colored with BG2. The bubbles turned out really well using TB1, TB2 & TB3 and topped off with a white gel pen to make the shiney pop out.
Just wanted to share this adorable card I made with Mama Elephant’s Pandamonium and Up Up & Away set. This card was made for a friend who lives on the opposite coast from me – so the sentiment was perfect, and who can resist those pandas?!
Pandamonium card using Mama Elephant by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up