Love is in the Air Shaker Card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Hi crafty friends! January has been very busy at our house. We have had lots of company, and the month is flying by. I, however, have been enjoying making cards for Valentine’s Day. The Love is in the Air Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is a super adorable set. I used several of the smaller images to create a scene in my shaker which was made using the NEW Arched Window Die.


I stamped the smaller images from the Love is in the Air Stamp Set using an alcohol friendly ink. The bird was colored with Olo Markers in B 0.3, B 0.5, B 0.6, and O 2.5. For the clouds I used B 2.0 and Zero. Lastly, the hearts were colored with R 0.5, R 0.7. These were then cut with the coordinating dies.

For the background panel, I used the ink smooshing technique. I like to use stamp packaging to ink smoosh as this gives me more control. After smooshing some Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink on my glass mat, I spritzed it with a little water. Then I picked up the color with the stamp packaging and smooshed it onto the smooth side of a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper. I let this dry then did this process again as this helps add more interest and dimension. I grabbed some Spun Sugar Distress Stain Spray and spattered some on the background to finish it.

While my background panel dried, I die cut a piece of glitter cardstock from Your Paper Insider plus four others from white cardstock using the Arched Window Die. Before adhering these together, I cut the inside pieces of the window from the white die cuts leaving the glitter one in tact. This makes one shaker instead of one with several separate compartments. I cut a piece of acetate to fit behind the glitter cardstock Arched Window. I adhered these together then added the other four white die cuts.

I quickly ink blended a piece of cardstock I had traced and cut out using the Arched Window die cut. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to do this. I arranged the images that I colored from the Love is in the Air Stamp Set on this panel and adhered them in place. I cut off any pieces hanging over the edge of this sky panel. Then glued this to my ink smooshed panel.

In my stash I found some cute clear hearts for my shaker. I poured them in the very middle of the sky panel so I could adhere my Arched Window. I used liquid adhesive so I set something heavy on this and gave it plenty of time to dry.

Meanwhile, I used the Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink to color a small piece of white cardstock. I went direct to paper to do this. When this was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder over it to create a heat embossed image. I cut this down to create a sentiment strip.

I tied some crinkle seam binding ribbon in pink around the bottom of my card. I placed the sentiment over this and the bottom of the window. This panel was adhered to a top folding heavy weight card base.

Do you enjoy shaker cards? I love them and should make more of them. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I will see you next time.

Happy crafting! April


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