Any time I get to create a "just because" card, it is such a treat. I got to play with a new to me dies yesterday from Pretty Pink Posh and let's just say, I. Am. Addicted.
To create the shake I first die cut the PPP Stitched Duo #1 tag and insert from white cardstock to create the "window".
I added the first part of the greeting to the top of the tag stamping the word "love" from the Studio Calico Buttercup Stamp and Die set with SSS Fog Ink and stamping the phrase "you.to.the.moon" in SSS Black Ink along the top of the die cut windows.
I stamped the Hero Arts Star Galaxy Background over the tag using SSS Slate Ink for a subtle tone on tone "night sky" background. I stamped the moon from the Studio Calico Buttercup Stamp and Die set and colored it in with Copic Markers (I've individually listed and linked the markers in the supplies below). I fussy cut the moon and adhere it to the "night sky". I had some leftover die cut glittered stars from other projects (I used THIS die and THIS die for the stars) and I glued a few to the tag around the moon.
Taking the other SSS Slate Cardstock tag and the curved edge PPP Stitched Borders #1 Die I cut a "landscape" to fit along the bottom of the stamped tag. I used gray instead of a green or brown to keep with the illusion of a nighttime shadowly scene. I stamped the remaining greeting from the Studio Calico Buttercup Stamp and Die set with Versamark along the landscape and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
I secured the transpareny die cut tag to the white cut out tag with a strong adhesive to make the see-through portion of the shaker. Next, I added two layers of foam adhesive (cutting it to fit all four sides of the tag securely so none of the "shaking stuff" escapes). I sprinkled in some PPP Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins, removed the foam adhesive backing and placed the tag background to the back securing all the sequins inside! Shaker complete!
I stamped and colored the mouse from my favorite Avery Elle Storybook Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloring him in with Copic Markers. I added detail to his eye and the tip of his nose with my favorite black glaze pen. I die cut Mr. Mouse with the coordinating AE Storybook Die and adhered him to the shaker tag with foam adhesive.
I punched a hole through the top of my tag and thread through some pretty silver twine.
For the background I added texture to the SSS Fog Cardstock card base with the Lil' Inker Quilted Stitched Pattern Die. I die cut a vellum layer using the Lil' Inker Stitched Mats Rectangles Dies and adhered it to my card base, adhered the shaker tag to the card and finished with a scattering of a few more die cut glittered stars.
Here's some sneak peeks of a couple of new cards feat. new Pretty Pink Posh Dies that I'll be sharing a week from today! Whoot! (videos too!)
If you are drooling over the Fall & Winter Lawn Fawn Release (and it is absolutely the best release so far, IMO) you can pre-order at Simon Says Stamp. Yay!
If you want to see what I created with some of the new stamps and dies, scroll down to the bottom of this post for links. More projects (and videos) featuring these products coming next month!
- "Merry and Bright" Card feat. Snow Day Stamp Set
- "Deck The Halls" Card feat. Deck The Halls Stamp Set
- "Happy Holidays" Card feat. Finley's ABC's Lawn Cuts Dies and Winter Penguin Stamp Set
- "Hello" Card feat. Sweater Weather Stamp Set (and Argyle Backdrops)
- "Sending Hedgehugs" Card feat. Hedgehugs Stamp Set