I made this card from a sketch. I hope it isn’t too far off the sketch artist’s vision.
For this card, I mounted turquoise paper on a navy card base. I attached a strip of navy card stock. The artisan frame dies I used were Nesting Frames by Quick Kutz. After distressing with Night of Navy ink, I centered one frame over the other and die cut a circle from the center. I also cut the same circle from the card base. I used crafting foam to cut a circle one size larger (about a ¼ inch), then another out of the center of that circle the same size as the circles previously cut from the card. I also needed two acrylic circles cut from the larger circle die. I mounted one acrylic circle to the foam, added the sequins, then added the other acrylic circle creating a pocket for the sequins to move freely. I then glued the circular pocket to the front of the card base circle and the back of the artisan frame circle – shaker complete.
For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of 4 x 5 ¼ inch card stock. I used randomly torn post-it notes to create a mask to make the clouds in the background. First I inked with a heavy handed white, then much lighter with Tempting Turquoise and even lighter with Night of Navy. I stamped the cardinal on a piece of card stock, then used my Pixcan mat and Silhouette machine to cut it out. I colored the cardinal and attached it so that its head was visible through the window.