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Hello! Rubeena here with another shaker card for you! One can’t make enough! The Ton carries such an amazing variety of gilding so I wanted to show you how I used the stars and some of the beads. If you’ve been following me on social media, I’d love for you to check out the tutorial I had on the popular shaker card I created.

To begin, I watercolored Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock using Kuretake Gansai Tambi with the following colors: No. 91, 64, 66, 139, and 37. After it was dry, I die-cut it with a horizontal stripes cover plate die. I also die-cut white foam since I am going to make a shaker card and removed the inner rectangles. Using Scor-Tape, I taped down the foam to a white A2 cardbase. I glued the inner rectangle pieces between the foam spaces with Glossy Accents. I attached a piece of Dura-Lar film / acetate alternate behind the watercolored die-cut.

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Check out that metallic gold color! Now I can fill the card with gilding. I filled each space with stars and beads in colors that matched one another and the watercolors. Once they were filled, I carefully added more Scor-Tape behind the front panel and taped it down over the foam.

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I stamped the sentiment from Heart Diamonds on white cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I fussy cut around it and added silver thread and foam tape behind it. I taped it down on the card to finish it off.

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I hope you’re inspired to make a shaker card, too! Thanks so much for your love!

Mini stars used: Holo Clear, Gold, Light Blue, Mermaid Blue, Purple, Dark Pink, Light Pink
Beads used: White Satin Beads, Goldeneye Bugle Beads, Island Blue Bugle Beads,  Deep TurquoiseLilac Seed Beads, Plum Wine Bugle Beads, Light Rose Bugle Beads

You’re Fancy!

Good morning!  Jessica here with a card featuring stamps from our Shoe Wardrobe collection and gilding from our newest mid-summer release!  Here’s my card!

I recently created my very first card tutorial video and I had so much fun that I decided to try it again!

I apologize for the loss of footage mid-way through the video…I guess I’ll finally have to delete some of the hundreds of kitten and dog photos on my iPhone! 😉  As promised here is a list of the beads I used on my card:

And the sentiment was from Shoe Wardrobe 2nd ed. Outline and the pair of shoes was from Shoe Wardrobe Solid!  Here’s a close-up of those gorgeous gems and beads:

I hope you enjoyed my card and video!  Thanks so much for visiting and see you next week!

-Jess

 

Gilding Release

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Hello everyone and welcome to our first ever Mid Summer Gilding Release!! We have many new gilding products being introduced into our line today: new couture mixes, gems, crystal embellishments, mini confetti and beads!

In addition to our new gilding, we are also happy to announce the addition of three dies into our collection!  We now have coordinating dies for our Fresh Cut Peonies, Simple Florals and our Panda Can’t Even stamp sets.  We’ve had a lot of inquiries from our customers in the last few months about matching dies and we’re finally able to add them into our product selection!

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So let’s get on with our Gilding Release! We have five new couture mixes: Pink Party, Mint Julep, Ocean Breeze, Flamenco Sunset and Watermelon Cooler.
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All of our new mixes have some type of confetti in it (variety of mini stars or heart confetti) to make it easy for you to add some bling or sparkle to your projects.

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Speaking of mini stars, we’ve also added 12 different colors of mini stars to our confetti line.  You can find them here.

assortment gemsNext up we have 14 new gems which you can use on your papercrafts to bring the mama of all sparkle to your projects!  These gems range in sizes, shapes and color.  They come in 13 – 20 packs.  We also have an assortment pack of these gems if you want to sample them before buying individual packs.  The assortment pack also has an exclusive large pink heart gemstone that is not sold individually and can only be found in this mixed pack.  In addition to gems, we’ve added rhinestones in five different colors: yellow gold, silver, black, light blue and light green.  They’re sold in packages of 1.5 teaspoons each and can be found in our gem section.

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Next, we added over 20 crystal embellishments. If you want to take your card making to the next level, you can with our new line.  Check out our fabulous design team’s projects below to see what they created with these crystal pretties!

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Our last addition is the wide variety of seed and bugle beads we’ve added to our collection and now you can take your shaker cards to the next level!

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Check out what our design team has created below for some inspiration on how to use our new gilding additions. You can find additional details on each of their personal blogs which are link below.

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Mayline created matching cards with her crystal embellishments and our Simple Florals and Wild Peonies sets. She kept it simple yet striking with her bold black lined images and star ribbon. We love it! Check out her blog for more details on how she made this gorgeous card.

Here are some close ups of her work.

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And if this is not enough, Mayline created an awesome video clip showing how much these embellishments shine!

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Next up, Ruby framed her embellishment to make it the sole focus on this soft and pretty card! This is a perfect card you can give to your significant other!

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Jess channels the feel of Tiffany’s with this card using our Wild Peonies set and one our Flourish crystal embellishments. Love the colors in this one and it makes a beautiful wedding or shower card!

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Next, Ruby created this beautiful ombre shaker with our new seed beads!  She used our Wild Peonies and It’s Cray Cray sets for this card. Check out each design team member’s blog for their top 5 beads!

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card-2-natural lightMayline created this adorable card where she put some great color contrasting beads in prepackages. She made her own textured background with some seed beads!

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card-3-natural lightMayline’s next card is so adorable with her panda filled shaker and DIY background using our Friggin Fabulous set!

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Her next card is colorful and inventive as she filled each shaker with coordinating beads to the background colors. Here, she used our Friggin Fabulous set!

mine rhinestonesHere is a closeup of one of my cards that I created with our Round Diamonds set. Our new rhinestones compliment our gem sets so well! A video where I create this card is coming soon!

mine gemHere is another card that I made with our Vintage Frames set (I’m kicking it back old school here with our first release stamps!). I fill the insides of the frames with a ton of mini stars in Sky Blue and Gold and adhered a light blue heart gem to the last frame. This card has a lot of depth and dimension!  A video of this card will also be uploaded soon!

Thank you all for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed our Mid Summer Gilding release and were inspired by our design team’s wonderful projects!!

-Effie