I could Pinch You!

I've recently fallen in love with shaker cards. They're a fun and easy way to give your card some fun movement. To make the card below, I used distress oxides, some patterned paper, 3 different Sparkle Blends, and our set, Ahoy Matey.

First things first I cut out a panel using my Gemini and a stitched rectangle die. I then cut a hill in a scratch piece of paper to use as a mask. I held all this down with some purple tape. 

Ahoy Matey - Blog Post Image

I completed my background by using Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink to blend in some waves and clouds to complete the scene. Then I cut a circle out of the middle for my porthole. I also used 2 stitched circle dies to make the outside of my porthole. I blended a gray ink over my black paper to lighten the effect a little. I didn't want it to be overly distracting in my shaker card so I used a simple patterned paper for the background of my shaker. You could also use a wood grain patterned paper or even the circle piece that you cut out before. 

Ahoy Matey - Blog Post

I attached some acetate to the back of my panel and then got my foam tape set up how I wanted it. You want to make sure that you completely enclose the area you're using for your shaker or your pieces will go flying. I also use a dusting tool to help get rid of static electricity.

For my shaker I used three different shakers from Doodles Paper Playground, Dragon Glass, Pearl, and Ruby. I mixed the parts that I wanted to get a true pirate feel.

Ahoy Matey - Blog Post

Once I got my base assembled, I stamped out my crab from the Ahoy Matey set. I also stamped out the pirate bulldog because in this card I still wasn't sure which one I wanted on the front. I ended up using my new copics I got and liked the crab so much more so he's what ended up on the final project. I completed this with a little more patterned paper and the sentiment, "Ahoy Matey, I could pinch you!"

I'm pretty excited about how it ended up! Check it out below.

 

Ahoy Matey - Blog Photo

 

If you liked the card, let me know what you think about it in the comments!

 

Love, Beth

 

 

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