Inky Creations with April

Sharing my love of handmade cards and papercraftting

March 9, 2021

Hello Crafty Friends! The With a Twist class taught by Therese Calvird had some great ideas for doing something a little different and fun to a card. As I worked my way through the class, I knew I wanted to make this a guy card. This led me to doing something in honor of our son in law who is a fireman.

For this card I used the following:

Therese’s ideas for putting a twist on a card were hard to choose from but I decided I needed to make a shaker card. I loved the idea of a see through shaker card as this allowed me to show more of the images and sentiments from the Firefighter Heroes set.

  • First, I decided where I wanted my opening and chose a circle die for my front white panel. I ran this through my die cut machine.
  • I then took this panel and placed it in the Diamond Stars 3D embossing folder, then ran it through my die cut machine. Follow the directions for your machine’s sandwich for embossing folders.
  • Then I placed this panel on the front of a black side folding card base and drew in where the circle needed to go using the white embossed panel as a guide. I then ran the black card base with the circle die through my die cut machine. Make sure to open your card base so you only cut the front of the card base and not through both the front and back.
  • Next, I added acetate to the back of my white embossed panel and to the front of my card base over the circle openings using a strong adhesive.
  • I added a layer of foam tape to my front panel and carefully poured some of the Charming and Blizzard embellishments in the middle of the circle on the card base. Then I carefully placed the front panel over this paying close attention to line up the 2 circles.
  • I added a cut down white panel to the inside back of the card base so there is a nice white space to write on.
  • Using the Crimson Crisp Dye Ink mini cube I stamped the helmet and fire hydrant on white card stock. These were both cut out using the coordinating dies. I also die cut a helmet out of black cardstock as well.
  • The sentiment for the front of the card was embossed using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on black cardstock. Make sure to prep your cardstock by using an anti static bag so you only get embossing powder where you want it.
  • I adhered the stamped helmet on the black helmet allowing half of the black helmet to peak out from under the stamped image. I adhered this to the front of my panel then used some foam tape to pop up the heat embossed sentiment next to the helmet.
  • Next I stamped a sentiment in black on the hydrant. Then carefully adhered the fire hydrant on the inside panel so you could see most of the hydrant in the window of the shaker when closed and made sure the sentiment was in the center of the circle.
  • I then adhered several of the Midnight confetti mix from Honey Bee Stamps around the card.

Guy cards are always a struggle for me but I loved how this one turned out. We are very proud to have a fireman in our family and we are grateful for his service to his community. I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you for stopping by. Go out and create something wonderful today.

5 thoughts on “Altenew: With a Twist class

  1. I love how you made this a shaker card. It looks like the perfect card for a guy! Very nicely done!

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  2. John Leithner says:

    Looks great!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erum Tasneem says:

    That is an awesome card! Very well done!
    Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.

    Liked by 1 person

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