Hi, Stampers! I am so excited and very honored to be the Guest Designer on Challenge Up Your Life, who chose THIS card as their winner in their last challenge. Their May challenge wants to see your “Animals” on your projects. I know from experience that this will be a fun and popular challenge! I have done quite a few animal cards lately so decided to do a shaker card with Seaside Notions stamp set that I just purchased. Thankfully this stamp set didn’t retire so I will have time to play with this wonderful stamp set.
My Secrets to Making This Seaside Notions Project
- This A6 card was so much fun to make! Not only did it develop into a shaker card but I also tried something new to me. It’s always great to do something new, isn’t it?
- I really fell in love with this Seaside Notions stamp set! The images are just wonderful and the only thing that could possibly improve them would be if they had coordinating dies! The images were stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends. I also stamped a few images from a retired Seaside Shore stamp set from my stash.
- Secret: Use your stamp positioning tool (such as the Stamparatus) to restamp your image after you have colored it if you want a more vibrant image. Once I gave them a second stamp, they were fussy cut and set aside.
- Then, I sponged the background with Blueberry Bushel, Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake inks onto Whisper White cardstock and set that aside. This is where I got my idea to laminate some Iridescent Ice embossing powder into a small laminating pouch. I was afraid of ruining my background cardstock so it didn’t get laminated but next time I might do it that way.
- After seeing the laminated piece over the background cardstock, this is where I couldn’t get the idea of making this a shaker card out of my head. I cut Blueberry Bushel cardstock, then embossed it in the Subtle embossing folder. The laminated sheet was adhered to it from behind, then I added the foam adhesive strips to the background cardstock, added some WOW! Ultra High Clear Gloss embossing powder before placing the frame on top. Sand!
- Secret: I didn’t want the foam adhesive to be so noticeable so I took my Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend and colored the outside edge. This worked perfectly for me!
- The stamped images were adhered around the card front, the sentiment was stamped and cut with Stitched Rectangle die. A small anchor from Sail Away Trinkets and some rhinestones finished the card front.
- I just realized that the retired products took over the inside of the card! I’m so glad I keep my favorites because this turned out cute. I have recently been adding a little sumthin-sumthin to the left panel of my card but this is the first time it’s been pretty decked out. Fun!
- Secret: The Stamparatus was the perfect tool to use to get that rope across the bottom of my inside panel. Since I couldn’t be sure that they were lined up correctly, I first stamped the knot, then laid the extended rope stamp where I thought it should go. I inked it up and stamped onto a window sheet placed over the cardstock. This gave me the possibility of changing the position of the stamp before stamping onto the cardstock. Best tool on my craft table!
Product Spotlight: Seaside Notions
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
- 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge: Anything Goes with a Critter
- Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time to Craft
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