Another happy die cut shaker card for you today. This particular happy is for a happy birthday, but it could be stamped to wish a happy Christmas, Anniversary, day, whatever!
This card is similar to a previous post with a happy birthday shaker card, but I thought I’d share a few of these with you over the next week or so, to see how different effects can be created by changing up the design and the colours in the card.
As I said when I shared the other die cut happy shaker, these dies are great for a feature panel within a card. The variations on these cards which I have coming up for you show that they do not need to be just a shaker element to look highly effective. Having said that, shaker cards are highly popular at the moment, and with die cuts like these they are incredibly easy to make. You simply die cut the panel, add some acetate, shakey bits and a backing and you are basically done! Fabulous.
I stamped on the envelope for this one:
And on the inside:
(Though I did manage to shadow-stamp the sentiment by accident, by moving the stamp while stamping. Oops! At least it still looks clear enough to read!)
This image shows the depth of the shaker in a better way, I think:
And another angle, though for some reason the sequins look green here. I can assure you that they are gold!
I enjoyed making these cards, though one of the resons why I changed it up as I went was that I got a bit bored with using the die cuts for shaker cards! Apparently, I have a very short attention span! I am amazed that I can ever make enough cards the same for our events swaps, if I’m honest. It’s all about having an easy and engaging design, I think.
Talking about easy, I ought to receive my pre-order goodies sometime today (I hope) and will have lots of yummy goodies to craft with. Not that I don’t already have lots of lovely things to craft with, but hopefully you know what I mean! I am really looking forwards to receiving a particular die set which goes with my prize patrol win from OnStage. They are amazing, and will be fabulous to work with! Plus some balloons… there are so many ideas in the new catalogues for those… Beautiful!
I am happily selling my Christmas card makes, and sold about a dozen cards yesterday which was brilliant. I am definitely not going to complain at that! I just need to label them up with my DBC branding and then I can deliver them to my customers. Which is very cool. So to some more die cutting and embellishing with some of my new die sets and punches and goodies, assuming that Gary is there to take delivery when they arrive. Onwards and upwards!