Easter Shaker Card
Over at Perfectly Rustics this fortnight, the challenge is “Eggs” (challenge #44 ) where we are to make a creation with an egg or eggs on it. For this project, I made an Easter-themed shaker card with an egg-shaped (oval) window. (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2015/03/23/prdc-no-44-eggs/)
The cute chick, egg and greeting stamps are from the Inky Antics “Easter Chick” set (from the Honey Pop Collection). The speech bubble is from the Gina K Designs “Let’s Talk” set. I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then masked them and inked the background with Tim Holtz Broken China and Mowed Lawn distress inks. The images were colored with Copic Markers (Y13, V12, B04, YR15, and YG25). I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen on the egg, and I added texture to the chick with a piece of terry cloth towel and colorless blender solution. (I did a tutorial on this technique a bit ago which you can see HERE.) The card stock I used is Gina K heavy base weight pure white and sweet corn, and the printed purple paper is from the Recollections “All Girl” 6″x6″ paper pack.
Acetate, and thick fun foam were used to create the recessed window, and I filled it with a few Bead Girl Assorted Diamond Beads (by Cousin). There were different shapes in the pack, but I used the ones that looked like eggs! (In the past, I’ve created the edges of my window with pop dots, foam tape, and even a recessed window made with card stock (see StampTV tutorial HERE.) I’ve never used fun foam before to create my window, but it seemed the easiest material to use since the window didn’t have straight edges. Originally, I used 2 thinner pieces of fun foam that I glued together to make it thick enough and sequins and micro-beads for my shakers, but they kept getting stuck in the edges and between the two layers of foam. The thicker foam and larger shakers worked much better.)
I also used “an oldie but goodie” from my tool stash – my Creative Memories Oval Cutting Patterns from their Custom Cutting System. I usually reach for my Spellbinders dies, but the ovals just weren’t big enough to fit around my stamped images.
Join us over at Perfectly Rustics, and create something with EGGS!
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