It’s been years since I made a shaker card. But when I saw this new stamp set, this was the first concept I thought of.
I created the silver frame using my Coluzzle, then cut a piece of Window Sheet (Medium) the same size. The fish were stamped using StazOn. Next, I created the background on a Shimmery White circle using streaks of Watercolor Crayons that I blended. (Make sure this panel is dry before assembling the window!) To create the window’s depth, I cut a donut of craft foam just a shade smaller (inside and outside) than the silver frame. I adhered that to the background, put a couple of pinches of beads, then adhered the window and frame on top. I used Tombow Multi in a continuous line around the frame (and on the foam) to ensure there were no gaps that would let the beads escape.
An interesting experiment was seeing how I could use the Texturz plates on the front of the card only. This is not a problem if the direction of the plate is crosswise, but with the Distressed plate the lines are lengthwise, so I couldn’t lay the inside of the card off the plate. I thought a piece of card stock inside the folded card would prevent the embossing from going through — wrong! But, as I tell my stampers, never apologize or explain (“I really sh0uld have…” or “It was supposed to look like …”), so I’ll just say, “This is just the effect I wanted!”
Stamps: Just Beachy (from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Brilliant Blue, Brushed Silver, Shimmery White, Window Sheet (Medium)
Other: Big Shot and Texturz Plate (Distressed), Silver Brads, Coluzzle Cutting System, Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter, Bead Duos (Blue and Green), craft foam