Faux Shaker Card
While looking around the internet for inspiration, I found a picture of a shaker card. The photo was taken mid-shake if you will, and I really liked the idea of being able to see the bits and baubles of a shaker even while not shaking. This was the result:
It was definitely a bit fiddly, but I LOVE the result. I used Hero Arts Dot Moire background stamp with rich pale gold embossing powder by WOW! for the background. It made a nice foundation for the sequin focal point. The sequins are the Cosmopolitan mix from Little Things by Lucy's Cards. I had not intended to use this color scheme, but was inspired when these arrived.
Add the sequins was tricky and took about 15 minutes. I wanted to make sure it looked like the card had just been shaken, but also really pretty. So I actually dropped sequins on the card from a few inches and then flipped them all up and used glue dots to adhere them. It was important for some sequins to overlap others for a "natural" look.
For the sentiment, I die cut the hello sentiment using a Pink and Main die. I applied the same embossing powder as the background over the entire die cut to make it match. I had cut the shadow from pink cardstock, but didn't like it on the card because it covered up all of the sequins. By cutting a second sentiment and slightly offsetting it against the gold, it added enough definition that the sentiment stood out against the background but allowed the sparkled to come through.
I also made two other cards, but the gold/mint/rose/black card was my favorite.
The white card could be used for a wedding, but it definitely doesn't lack subtlety. I added additional bits to the bottom to add a shaker component to this one, just to see if I liked it, but I prefer to only stick the sequins on the back or have a shaker card. They don't really work together.
Supplies coming soon.