Rainbow Asters Shaker Card
Hello crafty peeps! I’m really happy to be here today and share with you this colourful card. I had the design idea for a while, where I wanted to show the image sort of picking through the shaker circles but the multicolour theme happened right at the moment. The result might be out there but fun!.
Here are the steps for this card:
- Cut an A2 size piece of water friendly paper (I used Bristol smooth)
- Draw two circles on opposite sides of the paper. You decide the area and size of each circle.
- Stamp the Aster stamp on the cardstock, making sure the actual flower is on the circle. You can stamp as many Asters as you’d like.
- Now the colouring. As you see, each petal has at least two different tones. I achieved this by coloruing each petal at a time, adding a touch of one colour on each section (bottom, middle and top) and then blending them with a neutral colour, which in most cases was a light yellow. Some others were blended with water. It is not a fast process, but it’s super fun!
- Once the main colouring is done, splatter white gauche freely all over the flowers.
- Use a compass (or a die) to help you trace the circles in the top panel. I chose a dark blue cardstock. Cut the circles that will become the windows of the shaker element.
- Adhere a piece of acetate in the back of this top panel.
- Add thin foam tape in the back of the panel and around the circles.
- Add the Chunky Glitter behind each circle.
- Cut a thin frame in plain white cardstock and glue it on top so that it hides the foam tape from the circles.
- This card has two sentiments: the Hi is a foil plate and the saying is from the same Aster set, that I heat emboss in white embossing powder.
- Add some Exotic Onyx Pearls, that really pick up the rainbow fun of the flowers.
Enjoy the following photos of this project:
Definitely my favourite part of the card, are these colourful Asters. It makes for a very cheerful card. I hope you like it and as always, if you’d like more details, leave us a comment.
Thanks for visiting and see you next time!
What a fun beautiful card, Monica!