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Love You Valentine’s Day Shaker Cards

Hello!  Hope you’re all having a great week so far!  The card I’m showing you today is a twofer.  I created two cards from one card panel.  To create this panel, I used some Distress Oxide inks over a pretty stencil.  I taped everything down well so nothing would shift.  These Distress Oxide inks are so fun to play with–they glide on the paper so easily.  Once I pulled up the stencil, I had a gorgeous panel to work with.  I did allow the ink to dry for a while.

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Next, I taped my die onto the panel with some low-tac tape and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I’m using the letter’s this die created for my first card.

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However, I’m only using three of these letters–L, V and E.  The O I’m substituting for a heart, and the Y, O and U I’ll save for another project.  I’m replacing them with a scripty “you” die.  There will be a tiny shaker element behind the heart, so I used foam tape to build my shaker well onto a piece of black cardstock.Image3

The letters will also have some dimension behind them.  I used the die to cut out the letters in some fun foam.  I glued the paper letters on top of the fun foam using some strong liquid adhesive and let them dry.  I used my acrylic block as a weight to hold the letters in place while they dried.

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I also added some dimension to my “you” die cut.  For this, I die cut the word several times with white cardstock and glued them all together.  I thought it would be easier than cutting out such a delicate die with fun foam and trying to attached it to the cardstock die.  Once I adhered that, the card was complete!

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My second card was supposed to be much simpler and faster to put together, but I was plagued with one mistake after another!  First, I forgot to adhere the acetate before I started creating my shaker well with the foam tape.  So, I carefully peeled off all the foam tape,  adhered the acetate, and replaced all the foam tape.  Then all I had to do was added the sequins–again–and adhere the cardstock to the back.  And that’s exactly what I did; however, the sentiment didn’t pop at all with the white cardstock backing it.  So, I peeled off the white cardstock and added pink cardstock.  That didn’t give me enough contrast either!  I peeled off the pink cardstock, added some dot liner over the paper still sticking to the foam tape, and put down a red piece of cardstock and called it done!  Oh, boy!  What a fiasco that was, but it turned out pretty cute in the end.

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Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  However, the second card is more of a tutorial on what not to do!  Lol!!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Supplies Used:

Love You die MFT,

Thank You Fancy die – Hero Arts

Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables dies – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot machine

Mini Swirly Garden stencil – Balzer Designs – Hobby Lobby

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide

Candied Apple Distress Oxide

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

Black Cardstock – SSS

Dusty Rose cardstock – Gina K

Red Velvet cardstock – Gina K

Accetate

Fun Foam

Foam Tape

Kokuyo Dot Liner

Multi Medium Matte glue

Sequins

3 thoughts on “Love You Valentine’s Day Shaker Cards”

  1. Love the post and the video, thumbs up from me. I am def casing the stenciled one, I have You Trio by MFT, and I would like to make a shaker using it. TY for a great idea! I have a few questions, what low tack masking tape do you recommend? I bought a roll of Scotch masking tape , and it rips the paper… You mentioned using Gina K inks… I would like to buy more ink, do you recommend these inks? FYI Altenew is having a sale on a few sentiments! I got a beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment half price!

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    1. Hi Lana, thanks for your thumbs up!! The low tac tape I use is micropore tape–it’s actually a medical tape. It works great for me. As for the inks, I only own one Gina K ink which I really like. I’ve played with the inks a few times at her store in WI when she had “make and take” cards. I want to get more. I got some Distress Oxides for Christmas, and I’m really loving those!

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      1. TY for Gina K ink review! YES, I look forward to getting those! I heard you are great for stamping too! I read great reviews about Katherine Pooler inks recently. Once I finish organizing my stash, I will start building my ink collection.

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