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Under the Sea Shaker Card

Crafts, How to, Graphic, Paper crafting, Color, Supplies, Tools, Tutorial, Diy, Drawing, Cards, Stamps, ColoringGabriela Sims2 Comments

This card was done using the "No lines" coloring technique. No video today, but here is a step out. 

 

Stamp your image in a soft, neutral color. 

Stamp your image in a soft, neutral color. 

This is one of my favorite stamps, a mermaid from Stampendous. 

 

Color your image, I used Copic Ciaos

Color your image, I used Copic Ciaos

I used a few Spectrum Noirs too.  

Cut out your image. 

Cut out your image. 

I used Distress ink in varying colors to make the "water", I used a torn paper masking technique. 

I used Distress ink in varying colors to make the "water", I used a torn paper masking technique. 

Rain stone application. 

Rain stone application. 

Shaker sequin selection! Those flowers are from a set I got at Target! 

Shaker sequin selection! Those flowers are from a set I got at Target! 

I made a foam tape barrier. 

I made a foam tape barrier. 

Adhered the front, and it's done! 

Adhered the front, and it's done! 

Under the sea! 

Under the sea! 

 

That's all, hope you're inspired to make something fun! Happy crafting! 

 

I love you oodles!

Cards, Color, Coloring, Crafts, Diy, Drawing, Graphic, How to, Paper crafting, Stamps, Supplies, Watercolor, Hand LetteringGabriela SimsComment

So I did manage to make the butterfly card I mentioned before, but I wanted to post this card first! I had the idea to make a card that said I love you oodles and had a happy bowl of noodles on the front.  So I altered one of my Avery Elle Stamps and made this card.  The video below details the whole thing, including the watercolor background and the hand lettering. I used Tombow markers to do my lettering and my Kuretake set to do the watercolor.  I used a clear piece of acetate for my watercolor palette to lay down the initial background color.  I have a new set of Ranger Watercolor brushes that I'm using in this video,  I like them a lot.

I hope you enjoyed this video and that it inspired you to try some new ideas with stamps and materials you already have, until next time Happy Crafting!!  

Next post will for sure be about the butterfly card, just have to finish up the video!

Shaker card for hope

Supplies, Tutorial, Stamps, How to, Paper crafting, Crafts, Cards, Diy, Tools, ColorGabriela SimsComment

I recently found out someone I know was battling a serious illness and they beat it. I immediately wanted to make them an extra special card, here it is! Start by cutting a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock

4 x 5.25  

4 x 5.25  

and another at 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

4.25 x 5.5

4.25 x 5.5

Then cut a shape from the smaller block and a circle smaller than the shape you chose out of the larger block.  

 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Then mark the front of your notecard base and cut out the same circle. 

 

Mark the card.

Mark the card.

Also mark the inside of the card to line up with the opening.

Cut a piece of acetate the same size as the 4 x 5.25 block and attach it.

 

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Cut a piece of craft foam to 4 x 5.25 and cut a bigger circle out of it.

 

Foam piece. 

Foam piece. 

Cut this circle. 

Cut this circle. 

Attach the foam to the smaller block. 

 

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I decided to stamp a small flower on the front and added some rain stones.

Flower stamp. 

Flower stamp. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

Attach another small piece of acetate behind the circle opening on the bigger block. 

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Next, pick out what you want to put inside of your shaker and attach the layers.

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Finished card front. 

Finished card front. 

Now attach the front to the card base and line up the circle cut outs.

 

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Now you can stamp your sentiment where it will be visible through the front. 

 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

Finished card! 

Finished card! 

I hope this inspires you to make a card and brighten someone's day! Happy crafting! !! 

New cards with new stuff

Stamps, Tutorial, Cricut, Coloring, Cards, Watercolor, How to, Supplies, Color, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

Last time I talked about my amazing watercolors and yesterday I finally put them to work on a card. I cut out the hearts on my Cricut Explore and used a piece of Tim Holtz Ranger Watercolor paper for the background. I chose 3 colors I really liked and put them down first as a wash and then flicked some dark purple and dark blue on top. I dried it all with my heat gun and then adhered the hearts using some Sticky Dots. Then I finished it by adding some Doodlebugs sequins using Glossy Accents and my Pick Up stick. Finally I stamped the sentiment with an Avery Elle stamp and a Versacolor ink pad.

I hope you enjoy the video and Happy Crafting.