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shaker card

Sunday card share #77

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Hello crafty friends,
Shaker cards are a fun way to create an interactive element for the recipient of your
handmade card creations.

Today’s share is a simple shaker with a pattern paper background. The shaker element was created using the Studio Katia Stitched Nested Squares die, white cardstock and double-foam tape.

Sunday Card share - shaker card, sequins and Studio Katia stamps & dies

Studio Katia sequins & seed beads were added to the inside of the shaker element and then white cardstock was added to the back to keep the contents enclosed.

The splatter pattern paper is from the Indigo Blue collection from Pinkfresh Studio and I  adhered it to the white card base. The last step was to stamp the greeting with some Archival black ink.

A list of products used to create this card is at the bottom of this post. shaker card

Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today. Happy crafting!

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Sunday Card Share - 3D star Congrats Card

Sunday card share #76

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Happy Sunday friends!
I have another masculine card for you today. I went through my stash and grabbed some
Crate Paper Boys Rule papers, some dies, and pop dots.
Sunday Card Share - 3D star Congrats Card
I used some paper scraps for some layering and before gluing things down, I inked the edges of all the papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I cut three small stars and one large one large star as the focal image.

I created a dimensional look on the largest star by creasing the paper from all points on the star and using pop dots on the back in the center to keep it popped up. I stacked three layers of pop dots to do that.Sunday Card Share - 3D star Congrats CardMy nephew recently for excepted into Fanshawe College out in London, Ontario so my plan was to give this card to him. The congrats sentiment was die-cut using the Celebration Block Words die from Tim Hotlz.  That finished off this week’s card share, thank you for visiting the SN blog.

I hope you found some inspiration in today’s post. Happy crafting!
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Foiling, happy birthday card

Sunday card share #75

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Hello SN friends,
I’ve got some masculine inspiration for you today using some Therm-o-web Deco Foil.
I die-cut the start from some Toner Paper so I could add foil to the top using a laminator machine.

Sunday card share - Deco Foil, stars, masculine birthday card

The stars were cut again out of some black cardstock so I could use the leftover/negative piece leftover. I stamped the panel with a background stamp before backing it with blue cardstock.  I glued the foiled stars back into their spots and then glue the sentiment in the bottom right.
Foiling, happy birthday card, deco foil

The foiled stars are not perfectly covered in foil, I like that somewhat distressed look.
I hope this inspired to a little today, thank you for stopping by the SN blog.
If you have any questions please let me know in your comment.

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Sunday card share #73

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Hello my friends,
I’ve really been enjoying water colouring and the new products from Studio Katia over the past few weeks. The SK sequins are great for embellishing and for making shaker cards.
Today’s share has me thinking of Spring with the beautiful flowers and the colours I used. The sequins were my inspiration.

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I heat embossed the flowers and leaves on watercolour paper for easy colouring, the raised edges of the embossing powder helps keep the water contained inside the image. After they had dried I fussy them each image and added double-sided foam tape to the back of the centre flower.

The sentiment on my card today was typed up on my vintage typewriter.

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If you’ve created a shaker card I would love to see it, consider sharing it with me on the
SN Friends group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by the SN blog today. Happy Sunday!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Mixed Media Favourites

Welcome back friends,
I’m back to share some projects that I created using some of my favourite things.
1. Making my own background papers
2. Paint!
3. Dina Wakley stamps

Mixed Media cards using Dina Wakley paints & stamps
I started with a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper that I created with paint, stamps and stencils. Then cut it down into several pieces including one tag.  
Mixed Media cards using Dina Wakley paints & stamps
All of the focal images have been stamped, cut out, and popped up with foam tape. I added a few details to some of the cards with paint, stamps and the tube from a paper towel roll.

Mixed Media cards using Dina Wakley Media paints & stamps
Mixed Media tag using Dina Wakley paints & stamps
Some of the sentiments are from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker book. Another favourite product of mine. 🙂

Mixed Media cards using Dina Wakley paints & stampsThank you for stopping by the SN blog.  Check out some of our previous posts about creating your own backgrounds – background papers and making my own background

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Sunday Card Share #72

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Happy Sunday friends,
Thank you for stopping by for another card share, this week we’re featuring a beautiful stamp set from Studio Katia called Together We Bloom. This beautiful floral set is so trendy and has a lot of flower images to choose from.Sunday Card Share - Featuring Studio Katia stamps
I’m really into heat embossing right now so I grabbed some copper embossing powder after I figured out where I wanted the sentiment on the die-cut stitched panel.
I used my Stamp Perfect tool for all the stamping on this card as I was using watercolour paper and this allowed me to stamp each image 2-3 times in the exact same position. Love this tool for good ink coverage on the uneven watercolour paper texture. Sunday Card Share

I loosely watercoloured on more watercolour paper using the die-cut panel as a guide, I did make sure that the colour was poking out from behind. I used foam tape on the panel to give it some dimension and added some black ink splatters to tie in with the sentiment. The watercolour has some big impact so I didn’t feel the need to add embellishments.

That’s it, my friends, I hope you are inspired to get out your embossing powders again.
See you next week.

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Sunday Card Share #71

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Hello crafty friends,
Today I want to share a bright & cheerful card with you using the new Studio Katia Mandala stamp. This stamp is so versatile and is great for colouring with alcohol markers, watercolour products and distress inks.
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I started by heat embossing the Mandala with white embossing power on 110lb smooth white cardstock. Then using the mini blending tool I added 3 colours of distress ink; Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feather & Picked Raspberry. I blended the flowers first followed by the pink background.
Studio Katia Mandala stamp

Once everything was dry, I splattered some plain water onto the pink area, let it sit, and then pressed a paper towel on top to pick up the excess water. Love this look.

Studio Katia Mandala stamp, heat embossedI finished off the card by mounting it onto a black card base and heat embossing the sentiment with the same white embossing power. Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today, I hope you found some inspiration. See you next time. 🙂


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Mixed Media cards

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Hello,
It’s Joy here today sharing a new mixed media project with you.
We recently started a new card swap over on our Facebook Friends page and the theme for this swap is birthday cards. I decided to make a masculine card with a bit of a watercolour background and some stamps.

I created a time-lapse video for you to see how I’m creating these cards on mass for the card swap.

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Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today, have a great week!

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Sunday card share #70 – Sending Hugs

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Welcome and happy Sunday.
I’m excited to share my card with you today, I have been working with some new supplies from Avery Elle and Studio Katia and they just make me happy.
My card share today is easy to make and has just a little bit of sparkle. I think this card took me 15 minutes to make (I didn’t time myself 🙂 ).Avery Elle - Love Puffin stamp & die. Sunday Card Share @ scrapbooknerd.com

I started with a standard A2 size card base and I cut a second piece 1/4 inch smaller for a small border. I added some plain modeling paste over heart patterned stencil and set it aside to dry.

I did all of my die cutting in one stage after I stamped the cute little puffins.
Avery Elle - Love Puffin stamp & die. Sunday Card Share @ scrapbooknerd.com

I really like the font of the hugs die by Avery Elle, I hope they make more words
in the same font. I cut the shadow in vellum and the word hugs from plain black cardstock and then layered them together. I also layered two of the stitched square dies together as a base for the puffins. That stitched detail is awesome.
Avery Elle - Love Puffin stamp & die. Sunday Card Share @ scrapbooknerd.com
I felt like the background of the card was enough ’embellishment’ for this card and I could have stopped after gluing all the pieces together but I wanted a bit of sparkle. The Studio Katia Majestic Fusion sequins are perfect for adding a little something without adding more colour. I adhered those with some Matte Gel Medium and then called it done.

Thank you so much for stopping by the SN blog, if you have any questions let me know in a comment below. Take care and I’ll be back next Sunday.


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Sunday card share #68

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Hello everyone,
I sometimes forget how nice heat embossing looks and the little jars sit in a drawer and don’t get used. The sentiment in the stamp set that I used for this weeks card made me want to emboss the heart stamp in gold and I love the way it turned out.

Sunday Card Share at scrapbooknerd.com - Heart of Gold stamp set by Neat & Tangled

I think I will be keeping my heat embossing powders out over the next couple of weeks to see what I can add them to. 🙂

After heat embossing the heart, I watercoloured the inside. The melted embossing powder helps keep the watercolour inside the lines so it makes for a quick and easy way to add colour.

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Thank you for stopping by here on the SN blog, we hope you found some inspiration.
Happy crafting!

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