Happy Monday! I LOVE creating interactive cards. I am a guest designer right now at Cottage Cutz and when I saw the snow globe dies from the new release I knew they would make great shaker cards.
I cut plaid paper and a piece of lightweight white card stock to 5 1/12
x 4 1/4 inches (A2 size) and used snail adhesive to glue them together.
then used the third largest circle from the Circle Basics set to cut a
circle approximately 3/4 inch from each side and the top (it's actually a
little bit over 3/4 inch). It's important to use lightweight card
stock under the paper since you will be cutting through two layers.
I die cut the pieces from the polar bear in the Snowglobe Friends set
and the base from the Snowglobe with Fawn set. (By the time I finished
with the card I decided to change the color of my snowglobe base and I
sponged the edges of the snow in soft sky, the bears in smoky slate and
the sign in crumb cake. I hand wrote "North" on the sign and colored
in the bears' eyes and noses.
I took a piece of white card stock that was A2 size and used Distress ink to blend a blue sky on about half of the piece.
Then I placed my patterned piece with the cut-out on top so I could place all my die cut pieces and glue them down.
took the top piece off and used a piece of acetate on the back to cover
the circle. Then I added foam tape two layers thick to the back. I
also used some anti-static powder on the inside edges of the foam tape
so the sequins wouldn't stick. You can use baby powder for this as
piled a small amount of sequins to the card front. Deciding on the
amount of shaker elements is always difficult as it depends on how big
your window is. It just comes with experience, but if you do not place
your foam tape closely against your window (as I have done) you will
need more elements as they will fall into corners and not be seen.
removed the backing from the foam tape, placed the top piece on the
front and adhered it. Then I glued the whole thing to an A2 card base.
final steps were to add the snowglobe base with bow sentiment. For the
sentiment I used a 7/8 x 4 1/4 inch strip of the green card stock
layered under a 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch strip of red card stock and I heat
embossed the stamped sentiment in white.
I love this set of dies. It gives you so much variety in making fun interactive cards!
Dies: Cottage Cutz Snowglobe with Fawn, Snowglobe Friends
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