Hello there! I just got my January Mama Elephant order and wanted to dig into my new goodies! I love anything relating to stars and celestial themes, and as soon as I saw the new Shooting Star stamp set, it went onto my wishlist. As soon as I could order it, it went into my cart. Haha!
I am also so inspired by shaker cards, but they sort of terrify me. I have never had much luck with them, UNTIL I got myself a pair of teflon coated scissors. No more tape sticking to the blades. Um, where have I been?! There will be more shakers in my future for sure!
This card has several layers. I started off with a white card base and then used the Peek a Frames die set to cut an A2 stitched rectangle from patterned paper. Then I used the Femme Frames dies to cut the scalloped layer and the smaller rectangle. I used the medium star from the the PTI Seeing Stars die collection to cut a shaker window in the small rectangle. Then I used the largest star from the same die set cut from Berry Sorbet. After I cut the large star, I centered the medium star on that diecut and cut again, making a frame. Then I glued the frame around the shaker window. I backed the window with clear acetate and used the Lots of Stars die, the smiling star from the Shooting Star stamp set, and some sequins to fill the shaker. I stamped some tiny stars from the stamp set on the backer panel using my new Moonlight ink before closing up the shaker. I stamped, colored, and diecut the little girl and popped her on the card front using foam tape and then added some more sequins and tiny stars scattered on the outside of the shaker.
Here is a closeup of the inside...
I am going to enter this card into a few challenges...
That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by! :)
Stamps: Mama Elephant Shooting Star
Dies: Mama Elephant Shooting Star, Lots of Stars, Femme Frames, Peeka Frames, PTI Stars
Paper: PTI White, Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet, Silver Shimmer, Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mama Elephant Moonlight
Other: Copic Markers, Foam Tape, Avery Elle Sequins