Welcome back! I’m using the Dream Seeker stamps & dies in today’s tutorial, I just love how versatile this set is! This time I’ve incorporated the swans to make an Anniversary Shaker card. I also used Spellbinders Glimmer Machine, foil & foil plates to make the “Happy Anniversary” sentiment – don’t you just love how it shines?
This particular foil plate set is called “Elegant Occasion Sentiments” and comes with coordinating dies to cut the sentiments out after foiling. It’s one of the first foil plates I bought when I got my Glimmer Machine because, well, who can’t use beautiful sentiments that are this easy to use, LOL! But, hold onto your hats……this foil plate and die set is ON SALE through July 7th, 2019!! I highly recommend it! To see all items in the Spellbinders/FSJ Star Spangled Savings Sale, click here. Now, let’s get on to the tutorial.
SUPPLIES: Some of these supplies are on sale through July 7, 2019
- Glimmer Hot Foil System
- Platinum 6 Die cutting machine
- Elegant Occasions Glimmer Foil Plates/dies
- Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Cobalt Blue
- Dream Seeker stamps
- Dream Seeker dies
- Journey Circles die set – middle size, about 2 1/4″
- Layered Scallops Emboss Folder
- Whip Cream CS (A2 card base; 4 x 5 1/4″; 2 1/4 x 3 1/4″ for Foil Sentiment; scraps to stamp swans
- Black Licorice Ink Pad
- Lovely Blue Ink Pad
- Huckleberry Fusion Ink Pad
- Lovely Blue Pearl Color Splash
- Silver Sparkle Washi Tape
- Journey Sequins Special Celebration
- Heart Sparkle Drops
- Foam Tape
- Foam Squares
- White Liner DS Tape
- Bloom Tool
- Clearview Sheets – Clear Acetate cut to 3 x 3″
- Sentiment stamp or hearts stamp for background in shaker window
- Fine point mechanical pencil & eraser
Attach circle die with low-tack tape on largest piece of Whip Cream CS about 7/8″ from bottom and both sides & die cut. Now, center this piece over the A2 card base and lightly trace circle onto base with pencil; stamp your sentiment or hearts with Huckleberry Fusion ink into this circle, then erase pencil marks; set A2 card base aside. Emboss die cut top piece with Layered Scallops EF with circle toward bottom of folder. Drag Lovely Blue ink pad over the surface to cover the raised areas. Spray generously with Lovely Blue Pearl Color Splash; set aside to dry for a few minutes.
Stamp swans with Black Licorice Ink; die cut and set aside.
Foil the Happy Anniversary sentiment with Cobalt Foil on 2 1/4 x 3 1/4″ Whip Cream CS – follow instructions included with machine. After revealing the foil, die cut with coordinating dies; set aside.
Create Sharker Window: Attach Silver Sparkle washi tape across the top of the now dry Color Splash piece, tuck ends under on backside. On the backside, attach Acetate over circle window with White Liner tape. Cut about 4 – 5 foam squares into 3 thinner strips each, then attach around the window until you have formed a foam circle around it – take care to get as close to the window as you can, without it showing through the window! Now attach foam tape to all 4 sides, about 1/8″ away from edges. Add one extra piece of foam tape about 1/2″ above the window to give added stability. Peel backing off all foam squares & foam tape.
Take out Whip Cream card base and sprinkle Special Celebration Sequins on and bunch up in center of stamped sentiment/hearts – you don’t want any to stick to the foam, or it will not seal in the sequins! Center Color Splash top piece onto the base and press firmly into place all over to make sure all the foam sticks to the base, ESPECIALLY around the shaker window!
Attach swans and Happy Anniversary foil sentiment with foam squares, as in photo. Attach Sparkle Hearts bling, then add desired phrase/sentiment on the inside and Voila! The card is complete!
Be sure to check out my YouTube video tutorial for this card! Please like, subscribe and comment, I’d love to hear from you. I can also be found on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/LaurasCraftyPlace/
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial! As always, Happy Crafting & Smiles, Laura