Succulents Galore!

Succulents Galore!

Hi everyone!  Thanks for clicking over to The Stamping Zoo.  Today I have what I think is a super-cute shaker card.  I absolutely LOVE this color combination.  It is one of the things that SU does so well - color combination.  So let's take advantage of that, and make this card!

Card Measurements:

Card base in Pool Party, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  
Three pieces of Whisper White Thick cardstock, 1-4" x 5 1/4" for the insert, 1-3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and 
1-3 1/2" x 4 1/2".
One piece of Painted Seasons DSP, 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
One piece of Mossy Meadow, 4" x 5 1/4".
One piece of window sheet measuring 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".
A scrap of Mossy Meadow with multipurpose adhesive sheet adhered to the back.

Pull the piece of DSP and the Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and glue them together with liquid multipurpose glue.  Cut a circle out of the middle of that cardstock/DSP combo with the 2 5/8" circle die.   After you cut the circle, glue the window sheet over the circle hole with the liquid multipurpose glue on the white cardstock side.  On that same side, adhere the foam strips around the perimeter of the card, and the perimeter of the circle/window sheet layer.  Do not remove backing paper from foam strip yet.  Set aside.

Stamp your chosen image on the whisper white cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" with Memento ink.  I used a succulent image from the February 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Love! I colored the image with my Blends.  They are the perfect coloring tool to make this beautiful succulent come to life.

Build the card front:  Place the stamped image cardstock on your work space.  Pile your sequins/stars or whatever you are using on top of the stamped image.  How many you use is a personal shaker card choice!  You want enough to see them, not so much that they hide your image.  Now you can remove the backing paper from the foam adhesive strips, and adhere that piece over the stamped image and sequins so that the image is centered.  It may not be completely centered when you look at the backside, but it doesn't matter.  Then take that entire "sandwich" and glue this down to your Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Finally, the whole thing gets adhered to the front of your now-fabulous card.

Finally, choose a sentiment for the front of your card from the fantastic Well Written framelits.  Cut your word or words from the scrap of Mossy Meadow, and adhere.  That's it!

Note:   I pirated my Paper Pumpkin extras and found the perfect sequin/stars for the shaker part of the card.  These were included in a kit from (I think) November 2017.  Never throw those PP extras away, they always come in handy.

The inside is easy.  Stamp a great sentiment or some cute little image, glue a scrap of this beautiful DSP, it's all up to you.  That's why handmade cards are so special.

Thank you again for visiting me and I hope you make this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions, and come back soon.  


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