Hello! Botanic Hello that is….. Today, I have a card to share that I made for Imagine’s current challenge, which is “Movement,” made with Mama Elephant’s Botanic Hello stamp. The theme had all sorts of ideas swirling in my head, but I decided I really wanted to make a shaker card, filled not just with sequins, but seed beads as well.
I started off by coloring this beautiful image, which I stamped with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. This stamp may seem daunting at first, but if you break it down into chunks, coloring it can go pretty fast. I started off with the leaves, then the flowers I colored in shades of blue, then the last group of flowers. I fussy cut the image out, then decided to add some glitter to the “hello.” Using On Point Glue, I applied it to the top third of the letter, sprinkled on some glitter, and shook off the excess. I repeated this step twice more to complete the word. On Point Glue dries quickly, but I let it sit aside for a bit while I chose and cut my cardstock colors.
My card base is made out of Grasshopper cardstock and was cut to 6 1/2″ x 10.” I created my layers with my Sizzix dies and paper trimmer. I assembled the shaker box in the standard way, by applying a piece of acetate to a cardstock frame, adhering foam tape to the back, and applying it to the card base. But, as I mentioned earlier, I added not only sequins, but seed beads as well, which I thought added some great texture, movement and sound to the card. On the frame of my shaker window, I splashed on some Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost.
The card has such a big shaker window…my kids and I ave a hard time not playing with it! Thank you so much for visiting. Have an inspiring day!
Memento Markers: Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum, Elderberry, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal
VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black
Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Frost
On Point Glue
Mama Elephant: Botanic Hello Stamp
Stampendous: Ultra Fine Glitter in Melon, Moss Green, and Royal
My Colors Cardstock: Grape Vine, Grasshopper
DCWV: Blue Cardstock
Sizzix: A2 Mating Basics A Dies
Sakura: White Gelly Pen
Craft Medley: Rhythm ‘N Blues Sequins
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Blue and Silver seed beads
Scotch: Foam Tape
Acetate from stamp packaging
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: Approx. 1 hour