Hi Roadies!! I have a shaker card and a bonus card to share with you today using Shell Yeah and Between The Lines. I was able to make a bonus card from the leftover negative space! Two for one?! Yasss!!
I started off with white 110lb heavy weight cardstock cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I prepped my panel using anti-static powder in preparation for some heat embossing.
I used the waves lines from the Between The Lines set and stamped using a large block and clear embossing ink. I stamped the entire panel, extending the lines to fill the 4.25″ wide panel. Once my entire panel was stamped I carefully sprinkled on white embossing powder and tapped off the excess. I was careful not to smear any of the embossing powder while heat setting everything using my heat gun.
Once my embossing cooled I wiped away any remaining anti-static powder with a dry cloth. I pulled out some green oxide inks for some ink blending. I started ink blending with the lighter color, starting in the middle and blending upward. I wanted it to fade to white with just a hint of color. I moved on to the darker color starting at the very bottom and blending upward. I added some water splatter and wiped off any ink sitting on top of the white embossing.
Next I die cut a circle in the middle towards the top of my panel. This will be the cut out for the shaker window.
I realized I didn’t have acetate or enough foam tape for this shaker card, lol! But not to worry, we can always improvise! I found some funky holographic sheets in my stash so I used that for the window. I cut it down to a square and adhered it using double sided tape. Instead of the foam tape I used fun foam. I cut a panel of fun foam a little smaller than my panel. I die cut a window using the same circle die. I used my embossed panel as a guide on where to place the circle die on the foam. I attached the fun foam using strong double sided tape.
Next the fun part!! Filling in the window with goodies! I added a lot of these super cool clear sequins Lara put in my last order. Then I just added a mix of green to match my panel. I carefully added double sided tape and added a backing of white card stock to seal the sequins in. Next I added it onto a white A2 sized card base.
I didn’t know which mermaids and images I wanted to use from Shell Yeah so I started laying out a scene with the stamps. This always helps me visualize what the design would look like.
After I was happy with my design I stamped the images onto some heavy weight white cardstock using alcohol marker friendly ink. I kept to a very monochromatic color scheme with these mermaids. I picked different shades of green and aqua to match the panel. Once everything was colored in I fussy cut my images leaving a thin white border.
I stamped a sentiment and the bubbles from the Shell Yeah set in white embossing powder then used the same oxides to create the embossed resist look. I popped up a few of the elements for some fun dimension and then added some sparkle using a clear liquid shimmer pen. I added a sprinkling of my favorite IR gems in Becca Ice. I need to order more of these soon because I put them on everything!
Now for the bonus card! I knew I wanted the ink blended circle to be the focal point of the card so I decided to make it quick and simple.
I stamped the waves from Between The Lines using the same two oxide inks I used on the other card. I stamped from the bottom up on a white A2 card base. I started at the bottom using the green then midway changed to the mint color and worked my way up. I used the foam circle left over from the first card to add dimension to the embossed resist circle.
I adhered my mermaid flat on the circle and everything else is popped up using the fun foam. I added sparkle with a clear liquid shimmer pen. To finish it off I sprinkled in 6 of Becca Ice gems.
I love that I got two great cards from one ink blended panel! I hope I’ve inspired you to improvise with supplies and hopefully you try this “two for one” technique. If you want to grab Shell Yeah use promo code LORENA10 at checkout for a discount. 😉 Bye Roadies! -Lorena