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

About jackiescrafttablehttp://jackiescrafttabledotcom.wordpress.comI'm a lover of all things crafty, especially when it involves paper. Card crafting is my newest love because it involves creating something beautiful or cute or funny and sending it to people I love.

2 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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    • 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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