Saturday, March 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Easel Card and Shaker Card.. with video tutorials


Hi Bev here today. I am super excited to share 2 projects with you. Making cards are fun and easy. They also are a great project to create using the left over stash and pieces from your collections. It is also great to try some of the different shapes, sizes and styles of cards. Today I am sharing 2 cards - an easel card base and a shaker card.


We'll start with the easel card.

Products Used:

The Rubber Buggy Products
Paper: Classic Sunflower Collection
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studio geometric bits
Ink: Tim Holtz 
Other: cardstock, ribbon, copic marker

Watch a video and see more details shots below.

Here are a few up close view for details and some shots to make following the instructions easier.

Start with making the front of card on a card base.














Make the inside base for the card.














Now work on shape of easel card .. Easy inside applied.. and then the front panel gets folded over for the front easel panel.


























Here is a straight on view of the finished card. Notice that the ribbon is a great border to help hold the front panel at about the midway point on the bottom base.

Instructions: Starting with an easel card base and the extra front piece to fit your card. It’s easiest to make your card front complete and then add it to your card base. Pull mix and match papers with some fun accents like the frame, tag, border edge, sentiment and fussy cut the butterfly. Cards are so much prettier when they have layers to depth, texture and colours. Switch them out from light to dark and plain to print. In all edges for colour and depth. For my front I work backward form the frame piece to a matted background and then forward with the chipboard with ribbon accent, a large fussy cut butterfly and the tag that I added the brad, small fussy cut butterfly and the sentiment grouping. When that was done I added it to the front half panel of the card base.
Up next is the inside section of the stand up card.  I like to finish this section off as a separate section to complete and add to base when done also. (when you mess up you can start again with ease) This piece has a full background that I added a fun sunflower print piece topped with ribbon and bottom had a thin border piece that I added the 2nd sentiment verse cut off the paper collection. Try to use some kind of border, punched edge or ribbon about the half way mark to help support the stand up of the front base.
Ink all edges for colour and depth. When all done glue it to the base. 
Everything folds flat to fit an envelope but the front half fold allows for the easel stand up base to display your card.

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Here is my shaker card.

Supply List:
The Rubber Buggy Products:
Paper: Classic Sunflower Collection
Flowers: Wild Orchid mixed 10mm flowers
Leaves: Wild Orchid Green Mulberry paper leaves
Other: Cardstock, lace, gem stones, Robin’s Nest dew drops

Watch a video and see more details on the close up shots below.


Here are a few up close detail shots for your viewing.
















Your card shape and size will vary from the plastic mold you are using.




















Inside of the molded plastic using pattern paper for great design behind the dew drop shakers.
















Custom make the inside to your liking.

















More detail pieces to create the inside of your shaker.















Organize your beads, dew drops / shaker pieces.















Place shaker pieces on centre of base... now glue down the cover firmly. Do not move around until totally dry.. so beads don't stick to inner edges.

Instructions:
Starting with a used piece of plastic packaging shaped with a lip to allow the insertion of dew drops, beads or sequins.... we will make a shaker card. My plastic piece measured about 4 x 4” and it also fit the one section of patterned papers for a perfect frame with some slight adjustments. Using the proposed framed section I added some lighter print paper, a light mat and dark mat… so my finished card is about 5.5 x 5.5” square.
First finish designing the inner square design. I added the fussy cut sunflower and the Sunshine sentiment and inked the edges. Glue down firmly to the outer edges and let the glue dry. ( so the shakers won’t stick) Place the shakers – I used dew drop inside the centre section and glue done the plastic dome cover firmly and let dry. The outer edge sometimes need to be covered depending on how it came off the packaging. I used another piece of frame from the paper collection that just happened to fix exactly…. Or you can cut your own piece to custom fit. With this done then I accented the outside with some off the edge flowers, lace and gem stones.
You would have the option of making the front of the shaker and then custom cutting your card base from cardstock to fit exactly. Sometimes they will require custom cut envelopes depending on the finished size.

Thanks for stopping by.. see you again soon.


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