To start, I embossed A2 white cardstock with Quilted Hearts Embossing Folder. To make the opening, I die cut the embossed panel with the largest arch in Stitched Arch Dies. For the arches, I die cut a small arch using the leftover large arch. I then die cut a medium size arch with paper from Gingham Pastels Paper. I adhered the small white arch onto the medium arch and set it aside.
To make the shaker, I flipped my embossed panel over and adhered A2 acetate onto the back. Next, I die cut the large arch using an A2 sized double-sided foam sheet. I then die cut the medium sized arch with double sided foam sheet. I removed the backing on the A2 foam sheet and adhered the foam arches onto the back of the panel.
As a guide for adding the shaker embellishments, I nested the medium arch inside the large arch and taped it together with craft tape. I placed the arches onto A2 white cardstock, and added some Iridescent Clear Jewels inside the space between the two arches. I removed the guide and adhered the embossed panel onto the background. I adhered the medium and small arches onto the center.
Using white cardstock, I die cut the flowers from Spring Bouquet and the butterflies from Watering Can with the coordinating dies. I placed the negative die cut cardstock onto my Misti stamping tool, placed the images back inside the negative space, and inked the images with the following Altenew Inks:
Pinks: Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry
Yellows: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Sunkissed
Blues: Iceberg, Ultramarine, Sapphire
Green: Firefly, Grass Field
I adhered the images onto the card front. I added a “Thank You” sentiment from Big Bold Greetings inked with Altenew Persian Blue Dye Ink. I added a White Heat Embossed sentiment from Words of Gratitude and a few sequins from Majestic Fusion Sequins.
I wanted to balance the blue arch in the center of the card so I added a border using Gingham Pastels Paper.
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