Purple Poinsettia Shaker Card


Purple Poinsettia Shaker Card

Hiya friends!  I'm so glad you are here!  My card for today is something I don't normally do.  It's a shaker card!  And not just that, it's a slimline shaker!! Lets take a look at it...

When I first started this project, I didn't have an end game.  I just started playing around and had fun using my supplies, and getting inky!

  I started my card by ink blending Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves and Victorian Velvet distress inks onto a panel.  

Then, I took Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness distress inks and blended them onto another panel.

After that, I splattered the purple panel with silver paint.  Then I cut as many pieces out of both panels using the Outline Poinsettia dies and the Assorted Christmas Leaves dies that I could.

 I cut a piece of white cardstock down to a slimline size. Then, I die cut a wonky window slimline die from the center. To add texture to my panel, I embossed the panel using the Slimline Brick Background die. 

Next, I splattered it with Hickory Smoke, Dusty Concord distress oxide inks, as well as silver paint. I used a blender brush and the Hickory Smoke ink to go around all of the edges, openings, and the raised parts of the panel.  This added some really pretty interest and color to my white panel. 

Next step was to create the shaker.  I'm not going to go into great detail as I'm sure we've all seen it before.  I put a layer of acetate down, then foam tape, and then filled the windows with blue and purple glitter and sequins. Finally, I closed it with another piece of acetate.  

I adhered the whole shaker panel to a white, slimline card base.  

Now to arrange the florals and greenery!  I played around with it for a bit until I found the layout I liked.The poinsettias were adhered in place with foam tape.  This left me some room to tuck the leaves and twigs behind some of the flowers. 

Now I just needed a sentiment!  I used the "thinking of you" word dies from the Slimline Pop Up Box die set.  I ink blended a scrap of white cardstock with the Dusty Concord distress oxide ink and cut my sentiment from that to have a perfect color match. I remembered to put Stick It adhesive on the back.  This makes it so much easier to adhere the little pieces onto my panel!

And that's it!  Thanks SO much for hanging out with me today! 
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