Shaker Card + Links to Free Digital Stamps
Hello, hello! Hope you are having a good day. I came home feeling rather bummed out yesterday. Let’s just say nothing went as planned and that pretty much tipped me over the edge.
At times like this, I am more than ever grateful for my goldfish memory. I knew I had to do something that would take it off my mind and since I have just gotten a brand new set of Copic Ciao markers last Christmas, what better time than now to indulge in some therapeutic colouring session! The handsome donkey named Schorschi is a free digital stamp by Birka (link is down below). My laptop had not been behaving like he should but AirPrint came to my rescue! Never thought printing on a mobile phone could be so easy! I made sure to print it on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White so the Copic colouring would not bleed through the paper.
I coloured Schorschi with Copic in W1, W3, W5 and BV29 for the fur, and E93 and YR000 for the skin. I also used W7 and 100 for the hair, and W1 on the hooves. I added some dots on selected areas using 100 and a white gel pen as well as Glossy Accents by Ranger on the eyes for some additional dimension. I fussy-cut Schorschi and ran a black marker around the edge as with all my fussy-cut pieces.
For the background, I lightly traced the outline of the smallest die from the Pierced Square Frame Die-namics by My Favorite Things with a pencil on another piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, and applied Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean using a blending tool. To soften the vibrant colours, I simply sprinkled some water on it using a paintbrush. I attempted to emboss the pierced dots instead of die-cutting it using three layers of craft foams, although the result was not apparent. I cut out the square leaving about 1/8″ border around it using my old trusty pair of zig-zag scissors.
At this point, Schorschi’s nose called out to me and I thought it would make a great shaker card. I then positioned Schorschi on the square to determine where the shaker would be, and cut out the nose from the square to form the window. A piece of acetate, two layers of craft foam and a sprinkle of star-shaped sequins in various colours were used to create the shaker.
I stamped the sentiment from Ella & Friends by Mama Elephant using Versafine in Onyx Black on a card stock that matches the card base and trimmed it into a strip. I added heart-shaped brads at each side of the strip before securing it on my card. A simple bow in a green twine later and there you have it, a perfect pick-me-up shaker card!
I hope you like this card and hopefully it inspires you to create more.
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
If you are keen on some digital stamp goodness, feel free to visit and show some love at the blogs below:
Mit Herz und Schere by Birka
Create A Smile by Christine
Useless Trinkets by Jessa
Just Me by Elena
Blackberry Jelly by Valeria
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