Seaside Shore gets a Shake Up!

Oh are shaker cards fun to make!! I’ve been having a ball this week making only shaker cards. They are truly addictive because they add sparkle and fun to a card.

The pictures of this card really don’t do it justice. The glitter sparkles in person and adds so much to the card. This is my favorite shaker card yet! (Though I suspect the card I’ll be posting on Friday may be your favorite…..)

Shaker card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

How to Make the Water Background

Making the water was a little more complicated than it had to be. If you’re like me, if there’s a hard way and an easy way to do something, do you always find the hard way? Yep, that’s me alright. To make the water, I used Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored Pacific Point and Soft Sky ink over it. I then took the random dot stamp from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, dipped it in the Pacific Point ink, sprayed the stamp with water, and stamped. It was a lot of work, but oh doesn’t it look pretty?

Here’s how I’d recommend you do this technique. Grab some Soft Sky cardstock. Ink up the random dot stamp with Pacific Point ink. Spray stamp with a little water and stamp onto the Soft Sky cardstock. And that’s it! Yes, the way I did it does add a lot to the card, but I think it would be equally lovely done with Soft Sky as a background rather than watercoloring.

Shaker card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

To make the dragonfly, I used Shimmery White cardstock and colored the fly in Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Watermelon Wonder. I then misted the stamp with just a LITTLE water (that’s the key. If there’s too much water it’ll be a blob instead of a dragonfly) and stamped onto the cardstock. After it dried, I carefully cut it.

Shaker card using the Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I think one of the reasons why I love this card so much is that it combines two of my favorite stamp sets, Awesomely Artistic and Seaside Shore. Both are amazing stamp sets and when you put them together, they make a huge impact.

To learn how to do a shaker card, see my video below:

My inspiration for this card came from the Paper Craft Crew design challenge. For the challenge, I followed the left column, Seashells, Natural Elements, and Water. If you’d like to play along, click here: PCC#209


Supplies Used:

Stamps: Awesomely Artistic and Seaside Shore
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Pacific Point, Soft Sky
Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other: Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Metallics Sequins

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