Under the Sea Birthday Shaker Card

undertheseashakercard

 

Shaker cards seem to be growing ever popular, so today’s project is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card I made with paper from the Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea collection and Queen and Company’s Pop Ups Circle Shaker set.

These Pop Ups shaker sets are great because not only do they include the pop-up foam frames in several sizes, but transparency and card stock back pieces in matching sizes!

I cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of paper from the Under The Sea collection and adhered it to my card front.

Next, without removing the protective covering from the adhesive, I placed the largest foam frame from the Pop Ups shaker set over the scene I had chosen from the Under The Sea paper pad and traced around it with a pencil. I cut this out and adhered it to my card front, then I removed the adhesive covering from one side of the foam frame and placed it over my scene.

I glued 3 silver heart sequins next to the sea horses, then added various beads and other sequins within the framed area.  After removing the protective covering from the top of the foam frame, I placed the largest transparency from the Pop Ups shaker set over it.

Using the largest die from Queen and Company’s Pop Up Circles Dies, I cut a frame from blue card stock and glued this on the top of the transparency piece. I cut out one of the Under The Sea turtles and glued that to the top of my shaker element.  Next I glued heart and star sequins in the corners.

I felt the card was just missing something yet, so I added three flowers made from the Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  I colored them with Distress inks and added Krystallos Shard Glass Glitter to the edges and Frantage Fuchsia Glass Glitter to the centers.

The inside of the card features a sea horse, beta fish and coral border I cut from the Under The Sea paper.  (This collection has dies to match these and other elements in the paper, making cutting them out a breeze!)  I also chose a couple of word tags from the paper pack and adhered all of these elements onto another 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Under The Sea paper.

UnderTheSea inside

 

I cut down one of the 6″ x 6″ scenes to 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ then glued it to the back of the card. The text is from the Gina K. Designs By the Sea stamp set, and it was stamped in Peacock Feathers Distressed Ink. I finished the card with a small Under The Sea ticket tag near the bottom.

UnderTheSea back

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and have fun making a shaker card of your own!

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Under the Sea Best Wishes

Betsy 2016 Farewell

This great Best Wishes card was made with components from the Heartfelt Creations card kit package for the Under the Sea collection and a few other items from my “stash.”

I can’t say enough good things about the kits Heartfelt Creations has started producing for their collections. Not sure if you want to invest in the various stamps and dies of a collection?  These kits are a great introduction to the types of projects you could create. Their only downfall, in my opinion, is that they are only available for a limited time–just during the initial release month of that particular collection or while supplies last.  (Some of the kits have been known to sell out within just a couple of days of their release!)

The kits come complete with enough card blanks, die-cuts, pre-cut patterned paper, and stamped elements to make at least four cards. Use your favorite coloring medium and adhesive to complete the projects, and you are good to go! All levels of cardmakers, from beginner to expert, can produce beautiful results with these kits in a very short amount of time. It’s no wonder they sell out so quickly!

For this particular card, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Memento Cantaloupe, Blue Danube, and Bamboo Leaves to color the flowers and leaves. Cantaloupe, Blue Danube, Teal Zeal, and Picked Raspberry were used on the fish. (I blended the Picked Raspberry and Cantaloupe to create the peachy/coral color on the tip of the tail. “Gourd-Jus” Prills (also available from Heartfelt Creations in the Rock N’ Roll set) were added to the centers and stamen of the flowers with glue, and I also added glitter to the tips of the flower petals for a little extra bling.

Betsy 2016 Farewell inside

The inside of the card was completed with a piece cut from the Under the Sea Collection paper pack and the Life is Art stamp from Stampendous.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!