Hoping that everyone had a wonderful intro to the all new 2017!

I am going to kick off this new year with a shout out to real friendship. As we get older it is likely our circle gets smaller, as life weeds out the unnecessary peeps and only the real important folks remain. True friendship is indeed hard to find and therefore so very important to cherish. Because it is our true friendships who become the chosen family members who are there when we are truly in need. I can attest to this first hand.

And on that note I introduce this year’s first handmade card, dedicated to friendship! 20170101_190815

This 5 1/4 x 5 1/4″ card features a shaker element. I don’t know about y’all, but I am still in a glittery, celebratory mood!

Supplies used:

  • Precut and prescored card in a grainy white
  • Patterned cardstock from my stash
  • Handmade fiber paper from my stash
  • Black textured cardstock from my stash
  • Word stickers from Target
  • Sequins, glitter and glass beads from my stash
  • Ranger Glossy accents
  • Scor Tape
  • Foam tape
  • Thermo web Super double sided  tape
  • Repurposed acetate sheet
  • Scalloped nesting dies from We R Memory Keepers
  • White Marvy gel pen
  • Enamel dot
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush

Tools used:

  • Large Non-stick Westcott scissors
  • Small Martha Stewart Detail scissors
  • Cuttlebug

 

Steps:

Once supplies were all gathered, this card came together fairly easy.

The pattern paper was cut down a little bit smaller than the base card then I ran it through my cuttlebug with the scalloped dies in place. Once cut I tied a small length of rainbow fuzzy ribbon on to the edge of one of the die cut scallop circles.

Using repurposed acetate from packaging, I adhered a window to the back of my cut pattern paper. I like to use really strong adhesive like Thermo web Super double sided  tape for this to make sure the acetate will stay put.

Then I doubled some foam tape and adhered it around the scallop circle shapes.

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Now it is time to fill the windows. Using a variety of sequins glitter and glass beads, I poured the shaker contents into each window compartment. This was covered with a measured and cut sheet of handmade fiber paper which was again topped with a textured black cardstock so that it would conceal the foam tape and give it a sleek thin black border.

The panel is flipped and embellished with a banner, words, enamel dots and white gel pen details. Once embellishments are complete the panel can be taped to the card base. The final touch is using wink of stella and glossy accents to  accentuate the word stickers. All done!

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and thank you so much for visiting!

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