FSJ May Flowers

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Today I am sharing with you my first successful Shaker Card... YEAH Me! They have always seemed very intimidating and I am sure there might be  a better process out there, but this worked for me and I am really pleased with the finished look of the card!

 Whip Cream Cardstock, Dahlia Burst Die, Dahlia Burst Stamp Set, Outrageous Pink Ink, Journey Sequins Pink World, Black Licorice Ribbon, Sentiment from Special Lady Stamp Set, Black Licorice Cardstock, Clear View Sheet

8.5x11 Piece of Black Cardstock cut down to a 5.5 x8.5 piece then folded in half for a 5.5 x 4.25 card
Whip Cream Cardstock Cut down to a 4x5 for interior of the card, left blank.
Whip Cream Cardstock for the card front 4x5.25 both pieces
Clear View Sheet cut two pieces at 3x3 from the 8.5x11 sheet

First I inked the sentiment in black licorice and stamped it on the card front, I positioned the die onto the cutting plate and die cute the flower from the whip cream cardstock using the Journey Platinum and the magnetic side of the plate.
Then I inked up the stamp using Outrageous Pink and lined the stamp up with the die cut to ensure  I was going to be stamping the image in the correct place.

I used White Liner to adhere the first clear view sheet to the front of the card beneath the Dahlia Burst cut out.. I then took the 2nd clear view sheet and foam adhesive and placed it around the 4 sides of the 3x3 sheet.. Then I poured some of the sequins in the middle of the sheet, took the top piece with the cut out and clear view already attached and placed it onto the card front.
I then used my adhesive runner around the back of the 3x3 piece to adhere to the last card front piece with the stamped Dahlia Burst and lined it up.

I tied a double bow and added it to the card from for a little bit of pop..

I then used the runner adhesive on the back of this piece from corner to corner in an X and adhered it the the Black Licorice card base.. Voila card completed.. you could write a note or stamp another sentiment or greeting on the inside of the card or both!

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This combination of the printed patterns with so many different patterns really scared me at first. I didn't think it would go well together I thought about turning a few pieces over and using the punch of color and fun prints on the other side but opted to keep it monochromatic and I love how it turned out adding the Journey Girl Stripe Ribbon and just a simple sentiment, SMILE! ...
  • Black licorice Card stock
  • Journey Black Licorice Ink
  • Sentiment:Greet & Shout SS-0043
  • Journey Girl Stripe Ribbon
  • Paper: Fun Filled prints

Hello Friend

I really love the simplicity of this card, just printed paper and a sentiment no ribbon, no bling etc.. Just Clean and Simple, the simplest of simple. The sentiment is heat embossed with White embossing powder and I think the two printed patterns go very well together on this card. 

Black Licorice Cardstock CS-0003 | Journey Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102 | Recollections White Embossing Powder |Sentiment:Greeting Trends SS-0166 | Watermelon Fusion Ribbon AC-0183 |
Paper: Fun Filled prints PP-0024 |

Make Amazing Happen

Make Amazing Happen! Don't you just love that sentiment, it gives you hope, inspiration and confidence.. I paired the sentiment with circles for a focal point on the card and instead of a bow added ribbon tails (no clue if there is a technical term for this) in Limeade Splash to the circles for some pop. I sued ZING Embossing Powder in Mustard and love how this card came together.. So go forth and MAKE AMAZING HAPPEN in your day.. <3
  • Black licorice Card stock
  • Journey Clear Pigment Ink
  • ZING Embossing Powder
  • Sentiment:Greeting Trends SS-0166
  • Limeade Splash Fusion Ribbon
  • Paper: Fun Filled prints

Happy Everything

I am having so much fun sharing all of these cards I created simply from a card sketch, I focused mainly on sentiments and clean and simple cards. This card was heat embossed and I just love this sentiment and the cute little arrow on it.. Happy Crafting!
  • Black licorice Card stock
  • Journey Clear Pigment Ink
  • Recollections Black Embossing Powder
  • Sentiment:Greeting Trends SS-0166
  • Limeade SplashFusion Ribbon
  • Paper: Fun Filled prints

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