July 02, 2019 1 Comment
It's time to pack your bag and Travel to Mexico with Kindred Stamps next stamping adventure!
How cute is this duo? I colored both the masked wrestler (Lucha libre) and the sweet dancing girl with my TriBlend alcohol markers. Using the Zebra Stencil from Kindred Stamps, I stenciled the background behind the wrestler using Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon. I used a fine corrugated cardstock and twine to create the wrestling ring. I added a handmade shaker element to the card to highlight the sentiment, " Have a smashing birthday!". There are several Kindred Stamp Shaker Packs to choose from.
I thought it would be fun to show you how you can make your own shaker element.
I choose this starburst nesting dies set from my craft stash and lined up the dies to create an even nest all around, Make sure the dies did not touch by securing them with two pieces of washi tape as shown above.
I measured and cut a piece of dollar store craft foam to hold my starburst die. I adhered double sided sticky paper to each side, This is so much easier than using liquid glue to put the shaker pieces together. I then ran it through my die cutting machine creating the starburst outline.
Next I created the top starburst outline out of yellow cardstock. I disassembled the nesting stars from each other and use the larger star to die cut the back out of a second piece of yellow cardstock and the window starburst our of a craft acetate sheet. (TIP - to best cut the acetate lay it atop of the cardstock you are cutting for the back of the shaker card. Your die will need to cut through the plastic sheet before the cardstock and this give you a bit more pressure to cut the clear starburst window)
I peeled off the and reveal the sticky tape on the starburst outline. Carefully line up and adhere the clear acetate window as seen above.
Using liquid glue, add the cardstock starburst outline on top of the acetate window as shown below
I place this piece, acetate side down on my crafting space to expose the well where I added the shaker elements
I carefully pealed off the backing to expose the sticky tape and adhere the large solid starburst creating the back of the shaker piece as shown below.
Here is the completed shaker piece ready to add to your next creation and if you saved the middle star burst, you have a second element to add!
I hoped you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to try this on one of your next projects!
I love hearing from you, so leave a comment and let me know what you think or what you may like me to try next. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy creating be inspired ~ Jenn
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