Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sunflower Shaker

Here is another card using the shaker boxes from SU! that I used in Monday's card.
Materials needed:
Sunflower background stamp (#123608)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Shaker Frames (#12455)
Marina Mist card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
White card stock
Early Espresso marker
Apricot Appeal marker (for a brighter flower try Daffodil Delight)
Acetate or clear plastic
Word Window punch
Light box (optional)
Old Olive ink pad
Old Olive 1/2" Striped Grosgrain ribbon 6" (retired # 113883)
Crop-a-dile or other hole punch
Printed Designer Brads (#122940)

1. Use the Early Espresso marker to color the center of the sunflower and the Apricot Appeal marker to color the petals.
After coloring the stamp, breathe or huff on the stamp to activate the color. Then stamp the sunflower on white card stock. Cut out the sunflower.
2. Prepare the shaker frame as you did on Monday's card. If you need to see the directions again, click here or scroll up.
3. Because the sunflower is large and you want to place the shaker frame directly in the center, it would be helpful to use a light box to see the center of the flower. Place the shaker box on the light box. Then turn the sunflower upside down and look for the center. Place the flower directly over the shaker frame and press down.
4. The sunflower image is a little bit larger than the Marina Mist card stock piece. Adhere the sunflower  image to the card stock. Trim the part that overlaps the card stock to give the card a smooth look.

5. Cut a piece of Old Olive ribbon 6" long. Place adhesive on the back of the ribbon. Adhere it to the bottom of the card wrapping the ends around to the back.
6. Stamp your greeting on white card stock wth Old Olive ink. Punch it out with the Word Window punch. Place adhesive on the back of the greeting and adhere it to the center of the ribbon. Use the Crop-a-dile hole punch or another punch to make holes all the way through the greeting, ribbon and Marina Mist card stock. You might be able to do fine with an  ordinary hole punch but I am starting to have some arthritis problems with my fingers and the Crop-a-dile is much easier for me when I am punching several layers. Add brads to each side.
7. Adhere the card front to a card base and place a note or greeting inside. Send it to a friend and shake up their life a bit!


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