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