Monday, December 29, 2014

Cardinal Shaker Card

     I made this card from a sketch. I hope it isn’t too far off the sketch artist’s vision. 
http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/the-12-days-of-christmas-gina-k-style-day-five-12-18-14



     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.

     All of these stamps are from Gina K’s Peace and Joy set.

Challenges

Pixies's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes - #73 -*
Stamp TV - Sketch - *
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes - #90 - *
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - #23 -*
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes - # - *