Thursday, February 9, 2017

Circular, Mother's Birthday Shaker Card, English and Spanish

Today is my mom's birthday and I decided to make her a Circular card, I had never made one before -I think- , and I loved the result very much

I can proudly say I did not have to buy any supplies to make these cards and I've been craft supplies buying free for two months now. 🙌WHOOT, WHOOT!
The card can be divided into two pieces, the card base and the shaker element.
For the shaker itself, you will have 5 pieces: the scripty sentiment, the front panel with an offset path behind, the acetate sheet and the inked background.

For the Background panel I used a very soft Distress Ink color combination for the Spanish sentiment card: Cracked Pistachio, Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar.  For the English sentiment card, I used two colors: Peackock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade. Apply very lightly where the colors meet to achieve a soft transition.

Assemble the front panel, gluing the front panel to the offset path. I happened to have a textured shimmer cardstock that went very well with the tan cardstock in the back.

Use a liquid glue to join the front panel and its offset path
and place a flat heavy object on top to avoid warping.
Tape the clear acetate to the back of the front panel using double sided tape, I've realized it is best to use some kind of tape adhesive since liquid glue does not stick to acetate.
Clean your acetate using window cleaner.
This eliminates static and makes the shaker look better
Place double foam tape around the edges and in the center to make two different compartments. I like to use two pieces of foam tape glued together and cut in thin stripes to avoid it from showing in the front.
I did not do a very good job cutting the foam tape in this one...😞
By the time I made the second one, I had already learned.😄
Place your shaker bits inside the compartments. I used Micro Beads from Martha Stewart's Crafts. They are very small pieces that don't get static at all and shake perfectly inside the card.
I used beads that matched the background colors.
Place your Background on top of the foam tape and close the shaker element and finally glue it to card base. For the card base I used Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110 lb, heavy enough to support the shaker element.

I finished the card with a beautiful vellum envelope made with my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board. The side flaps were glued using a vellum tape runner and the top flap was kept in place using a Washi Paper flower sticker I got in Japan.

Vellum tape can hardly be seen.
The top scripty embellishment is plain black cardstock "Mod Podged" to make it look like a plastic bought embellishment.
Use a fineline applicator to reach those thin lines.
Remember to apply Mod Podge before you place the embellishment on the card, just in case...

I hope you like this card and keep your fingers crossed so my mom does too...

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  1. I love the card! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I LOVE this and am fixing to go into my Paper Playground and make it for my Mom's Birthday tomorrow! Thank You SO much for all you so freely share with us. I, for one, am VERY grateful! *Hugs*

  3. Thank you so much! Love all your files, you are so very talented! Appreciate you sharing what you do!