Good morning! We’re in the home stretch now! If you’ve missed any of my previous Shaker Week posts you can find them here, here, here, and here! Don’t forget to comment each day for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps so you can pick up some gorgeous beads, sequins, and gems for your own shaker cards!
For today’s card I combined several of my favorite things: watercolors, sparkle, and butterflies!
I began the card by painting a piece of watercolor paper with three peerless watercolors to create an ombre effect from mint green to purple! After I dried the watercolors with my heat gun I added a few splatters of the purple and some silver splatters from my Hero Arts Silver spray. Once that was totally dry I die-cut the Butterfly Drift die from the watercolor paper and carefully separated the pieces. I used tiny drops of multi medium matte to secure the outline of the die back inside the butterfly shapes. To create the background of each shaker element I lined the watercolor panel up with a piece of white cardstock and then inlaid the butterflies into the negative space and glued them to the cardstock. Next I turned the watercolor panel over and adhered a piece of acetate to the back. Next I die-cut the same butterflies from a piece of fun foam. I discarded the inside of the butterflies but kept the outline and the fun foam panel. I carefully lined the fun foam up to the back of the acetate and adhered it to the watercolor panel. Next I filled each butterfly with beads moving from mint green to purple. Some butterflies have one bead color while others have two or three to help create that ombre effect!
I carefully adhered the cardstock to the back of the watercolor panel so that the inside of the butterflies would line up with the die-cut shape on the watercolor panel and then I mounted it to a top-folding card base. To create the sentiment I die-cut the word from WPlus’s Hand-Lettered Hello with Bazzill Jellybean cardstock and silver shimmer cardstock. I offset the and glued them together before using rolled-up glue dots to attach them to the watercolor panel. And that finished my card! I considered adding a few sequins but decided to let the beads take the spotlight!
Thanks so much for visiting and I’ll see you tomorrow! If all goes well today *fingers crossed* I might have my very first video tutorial posted tomorrow morning!! 🙂