I just wanted to share with you my second guest design post for Craftin Desert Divas using the Harvest Happiness stamp set. If you haven’t seen my intro post to this stamp set you can check it out here.
This card is going to focus on the girl scarecrow and I wanted it to be a shaker card. This is what I came up with:
I don’t have any CDD stamps or dies other than this Harvest Happiness stamp set but I didn’t want that small fact to stop me from guest designing. No dies, no problem. I cut a heart out by hand. You know, like the ones you make when you’re little when you fold a piece of paper in half. I cut the heart out of scrap piece of paper then traced it onto my kraft cardstock and cut the heart out by hand using an exacto knife. It’s kind of a slow process but it works. I decorated my kraft cardstock my randomly stamping some of the accessory stamps from the stamp set (sunflowers, pumpkins, and flowers) in Versamark Ink. I wanted the panel to look more feminine so I took a corner chomper to all 4 edges.
For the background, I took a scrap piece of paper and freehand cut a few curves, then stenciled the edge with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to make a faux cloud border stencil. This is like crafting on the cheap. Like I said, no dies, no problem.
I heat embossed the sentiment, “Lets hang out soon”, in Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and trimmed down my sentiment strip in my Fiskars Paper Trimmer.
The girl scarecrow, sunflowers, pumpkins, and sentiment strip was propped up with 1 layer of 3M foam tape. I glued the small blue bird directly to the acetate shaker window. I have never used ribbon in any of my card designs. Today I’m using ribbon. I wrapped a light green ribbon around the panel and tied a bow. I secured it at the back with some Scotch Tape. To make it into a shaker card, I propped up my card panel with a double layer of 3M foam tape and filled my shaker with a variety of confetti and sequins.
This card was also entered in Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge here.
That finishes up my second guest design post. I’ll be back in a couple days with the third card in my guest design post series.