It’s been a while since I tried out something new, so I decided to add a shaker panel to the front of this card. It’s been a long time since I last made one – and if you could have seen me puzzling over it, you’d have thought I’d never even seen one before!! For the shaker panel, I cut an aperture in a panel of cardstock, added acetate over the window and then laid 3D foam pads around the hole. I popped in some lovely sequins and flowers from my stash and then added the back of the panel to seal them in. I then stuck the whole panel to the front of my card.
I had chosen Little Layered Flowers Mini Cuties by Meljens for my card. Before printing and cutting the images, I separated them in the Silhouette Designer software and laid them out in a curve to fit around the shaker panel of my card. Then, once I was happy with the layout, I offset the image to allow me to keep the lovely little swirls around the flowers. Once printed, the images were coloured with pink and lemon Pro-Markers to co-ordinate with the sequins and I outlined the flowers with Cool Grey 1 and 2 to create the illusion of depth.
I have recently seen a clear banner tutorial, but I couldn’t remember where, so I tried to recreate the banner from memory by cutting a rainbow shape from cardstock and then folding it in the correct shape – it looked so simple, but I couldn’t get it to lay right at first! (Mind you, I think I was having an off day, judging by how I struggled to get the layers for the shaker panel in the right order!) Finally, I was happy with the shape and colour of the banner, so I popped some 3D pads behind it and stuck it down. A couple of lemon sequins and some pink and white twine finished it off nicely!
I’ll be entering this card into the current challenge over at CASE Study where this gorgeous card is the inspiration for the current challenge:
Make sure you pop over to Crafty Girls to have a look at the projects created by my teamies – I look forward to seeing your entries on my rounds 🙂
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges: