Sunday, September 28, 2014
Grand Opening and a Shaker Box (Project 11)
I’ll start with the Grand Opening. I’ve been toying with opening a shop on etsy for a while now. At the beginning of this year, I started to seriously think about it and this summer I actually started working on projects for a shop. Well I finally opened my shop this weekend. Please stop by and check out my etsy shop.
Now, before I move on to today’s card, a warm welcome to Mary H, my very first follower. She is a very sweet lady and has a wonderful blog: Carolina Cards by Mary H. So check out her blog and say hi.
Today’s card is a shaker box card. I started by using my silhouette to cut out the window in the green textured card stock. I traced the window on the card base lightly in pencil to aid me in stamping the sentiment (by Inkadinkado) with Hero Arts shadow ink in Just Right. I also used the pencil lines to place the foam strips on the card base. I attached acetate to the back of the window. I used a snippet of watercolor paper to die cut the leaves and branch. Then I colored them with distress inks in Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade. Then I attached them so the leave were falling across the window. Before attaching the window to the base, I placed glitter and leaf sequins in between the foam strips.
I ran into a bit of a problem at that point. The white of the foam strips showed through the window. Here’s a picture:
To cover that, I used decorative scissors to cut several strips of yellow cardstock and framed out the window. You can see what I did in the first picture.
I'm going to enter this card over at Pixie's Snippet Playground - Week 144.
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