Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Blessings to You Shaker card by Jil Lebel

Hello Ai fans!

I wanted to use 4758 Blessings to You Mini Try Fold stamp set in a way that was different than intended.  I know you're all shocked! LOL!  I decided to make a shaker card that has two sections of different colored sequins.

I started my card with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper and four Distress Inks. I sponged on the color with the mini ink blending tools with the round foam applicators on them.  I used Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage and Weathered Wood.  When I had applied all of the colors I wanted to my paper, I spritzed them with a Distress sprayer.I let the water sit on the paper for about 30 seconds before I dabbed it off with a paper towel.  Then I sprinkled on a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls colored Perfect Pearls and left it to dry.

Once my paper was dry, I stamped the image with the tulips from the Mini Try Fold stamp set along the bottom of the card with Jet Black Archival ink. I also stamped the other two images  onto a half piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I stamped one on top of the other.  Then I used a #4 brush and Marvy LePlume II Markers to color in the images.  I scribbled the marker color onto my Ai watercolor Palette and lifted the color off of my palette with my brush and water colored with it. I used Magenta 20, Suede 90, Olive Green 15Sepia 45, and Prussian Blue 29. Once my images were colored, I used the matching die to cut out the window from the top watercolor panel.  I also cut out the words Happy Easter along the top of the piece of watercolor paper.

I cut a piece of acetate to the same size as my top watercolor panel. I used glossy accents to glue it behind the panel.  I also glued all of the negative parts of the Happy Easter words. I added a double layer of foam tape all around the back of the panel to create and area to hold the sequins.  I wanted two separate areas of color, so I put foam tape between the words and the bunny scene. When I added the foam I was sure that I didn't have any gaps where the sequins could get out. I went with a variety of colored sequins for the top section that went behind the words.  I added a very small amount of 4mm clear sequins behind the area with the bunny image.  I added the sequins in a pile over onto the flat card and attached the top of the card over it so the I had perfect placement.  Once I secured everything, my card was finished.  

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

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