17 August 2016

Magnolia Lane Shaker Card

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Hi Everyone,  I thought I would share with you some shakers cards I created using the Magnolia Lane collection by Susanne Smyth that recently featured on the Couture Creations blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.

To start I selected one of the panels that I liked from the Poetical Labels patterned paper.  Okay, I admit it I love every single one of them so I wasn't short of one to chose from :)

You will find that the panel is not wide enough to go behind the frame that you cut out next.  I added a small strip of matching patterned paper to the left side. It will be covered by the embellishments and dies you add to the outside of the frame later.
 I then used the largest two dies from the Rectangle Nesting Dies and cut out a frame using the Ultimate Craft Obsidion cardstock. So that the frames did not move when I ran it through GoCut and Emboss machine, I placed a post-it note over the two dies as per the photo below.

 The next step was to cut out a piece of the Couture Creations Acetate Sheets just big enough to be adhered to the back of the black cardstock frame.  Attach some of the 3D foam strips around the inside back of the frame on the acetate making sure there are no gaps or your sequins could fall out.

Prior to removing the backing paper from the 3D foam strips add a mixture of matching coloured sequins then remove the backing paper from the foam strips and attach your chosen panel.  Don't do what I did first time around and put it back to front.  Make sure you chose panel can be seen through the acetate sheet.

I made a 5 x 7" card base in the Obsidion cardstock from Ultimate Crafts.  I chose the Magnolia Borders patterned paper as this was similar to the panel that I chose and cut it to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" so that I could see a good border of black behind the patterned paper.
Next, I attached the shaker to the patterned paper and attached a seam binding ribbon across the top securing it on the reverse side of the patterned paper.  You can then glue the patterned paper to your card base.

I am still loving the Couture Creations Bulk Flowers.  I sprayed two of the Camden Cottage Roses with a bright pink spritz.  Next spray the flowers with adhesive and scatter with white or crystal glitter over the adhesive.  Once dry, using glue dots, attach to the top corner of the black frame. The flowers just come up so beautiful.

Whilst my flowers were drying a little I quickly cut out the Tassels die in Precious pink, again from Ultimate Crafts, to use as a trail down the left hand side of the black frame.  It also hid the seam where I widened the back panel.  I added a few of the small 2mm Onyx gemstones to the tassel and then attached it to the black frame at the top using glue dots. Finally I added some 2mm Wisteria gemstones to the corners of the frame, a couple of small black flowers and a sentiment to finish.

As an added bonus I have also recreated the card using the SEA BREEZE collection by Denise Boddey.  This one is perfect for Father's Day which is just around the corner.

Magnolia Lane Card

Sea Breeze Card



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

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