Monday, April 18, 2016

Laura's Peonies

Hello Stampers!

Well we had a great weekend at the knitting retreat.  We had to come back early yesterday for an emergency but all in all it was fun!  I enjoyed visiting  the yarn distributor and hearing how he chooses the yarn, the colors, and the patterns to knit with it.  I did buy some yarn so I can make a poncho and a shawl.  We also had some fabulous food!  How did  you spend your weekend?


Today I have a shaker card for you using some supplies from Laura's Loft. I love shaker cards! They are so fun to make and so easy with supplies like the shaker overlays and sequin mixes in Laura's Loft. She has a sale going on right now so make sure you check out her store. Get the supplies to do a shaker card and give it a try!
 
I began with the rectangle overlay and applied some Scattered Straw ink using a make up sponge to the upper portion of the rectangle.  Then I applied some Cracked Pistachio ink to the lower portion of the rectangle using the same method.  Then I a piece of white card stock and using Salty Ocean  and the same method as before I created a background.  
 
To make my shaker card, I took a piece of fun foam and cut it the size of the rectangle.  I then traced the rectangle cut out and used my exacto knife and cut out the rectangle I traced on the fun foam.  I used adhesive to attach the fun foam to the back of the shaker overlay.  I then added some of the Warm & Cozy sequins.  I added some adhesive to the shaker frame and attached it too the white card stock.  I then attached the shaker to a green card stock base.  My shaker was complete.
 
Now I need to make my flowers.  Using the same method as above, I applied the Scattered Straw in a small area.  I then applied Abandoned Coral around the Scattered Straw.  Finally I applied Festive Berries around the Abandoned Coral.  I made sure I blended each layer.  I then took my stamp from Avery Elle's Peonies and inked it up with black and stamped it onto the above layers.  Since the stamp is a photopolymer stamp it was easy to see where I wanted to stamp it to get the best colors.
 
Now I need to make my leaves.  I began with Cracked Pistachio ink and did a strip.  I then took Mowed Lawn ink and blended it around the Cracked Pistachio.  I stamped my leaf again strategically to take advantage of the colors.  After I cut out my flowers and leaves I attached them to my card.  Here is my final creation.                               

 
inside of card and envelope



Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be in my craft room today since I haven't been inky since Thursday.  I need to be messy!  Have a Marvelous Monday!
 
Robbie

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