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Friday 17 February 2017

A New Home (shaker)


My daughter has just recently purchased her first home and so I needed a New Home card in a hurry. I didn't actually have any stamps that fitted or any stamps that said 'New Home' at all, so I had to improvise a bit here.

I started with a bit of emboss resist, inking up a MFT background stamp with Versamark ink, stamping on some watercolour cardstock and heat embossing with white fine detail embossing powder.

I then did a bit of emboss resist, inking over the white lines with my distress inks and blending tools, I did a bit of selective inking here, this is a fun technique and will give you a similar effect to painting your image but with a much 'looser' effect, I love how this came out. I used the following Distress Inks:

Twisted Citron
Blueprint Sketch
Cracked Pistachio
Peacock Feathers

Once I'd finished and was happy with the result, I wiped it over with a clean paper towel to clean off the white embossed lines and just soften the ink a little, the I cut the bottom in a curved shape using my Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Trio die.

I stamped a Sending Congratulations sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder. I found a die in my stash, this one is from La-La Land Crafts, of a little Birdhouse that I thought would work and cut it out 3 or 4 times and stacked and glued them together. I cut a circle in my embossed panel for the birdhouse to sit in and at this point (yes really, last minute and all), I decided to make it into a shaker card, using some craft foam for the dimension.
Once the card was assembled with the shaker component, I glued the little birdhouse diecut into place.

Products Used
Papermill Direct Smooth White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
MFT Floral Fantasy Background Stamp
Versamark Ink
White Detail Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder
Distress Inks
Blending Tool and Sponges
Circle Die
La-La Land Birdhouse Die
Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Trio Die
Whimsy Stamps Scripty Occasions Sentiment Set
Lucy's Little Things - Purely Peppermint Sequin Mix

I really love the way this turned out and I hope my daughter does too.

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  1. How beautiful. Very unique shaker card. Congratulations to the new home owners.

  2. What a fabulous card Linda, I love the shaker element and the background looks amazing. I bet your daughter will absolutely love it and it will take pride of place in her new home.
    Gina xx

  3. Wow, super pretty effect! Love this to bits Linda and the fun shaker is a bonus! Really pretty emboss resist card. I so have to try! Love it. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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