Circles and Lucky by Brianna Fby Brianna French
Yay a shaker card without bulk!!
I always try and make a quick and easy card. This one started out with those two criteria in mind. Although it wasn't under thirty minutes, it didn't exceed an hour either! So, kind of a win?
For the background I simply covered every inch of the card front with different color ink and different size circles. I created a handmade stencil by tracing five different size circles onto recycled acetate that was part of packaging from a stamp set. Using blending brushes I moved my stencil around my card front changing up my ink colors as I went. Once I was satisfied I decided to pool some water in my cupped palm and then sprinkle around on top of the ink. I let it sit and reactivate the ink for a couple of seconds and then using a paper towel I dabbed up all the water and with it came some of the ink which left a speckled image behind.
I cut apart some plastic packaging from a stamp set large enough to be able to wrap around my card front. Laying the plastic down on my desk and then laying my card front face down on top of the plastic, I applied double stick tape to three side of my card leaving one open. I snuggly pulled the plastic around my three edges and stuck down onto the adhesive. At this point I decided to add my sentiment. I positioned my card in my stamp platform tool because I was worried I wouldn't get a good enough impression the first time I stamped because I was stamping on plastic. I chose to use Stazon Ink because it is fast drying and can be stamped on almost any surface with pretty good results. As I predicted I had to stamp this sentiment 'Lucky' two times to get a decent result. It is still slightly blotchy, but I couldn't get it perfect so I had to be okay with that.
I put some coordinating sequin inside and then adhered the final side to the back of the card front with double stick tape. I used gold glitter card stock as my mat and as a last minute thought I cut a frame from the glitter gold card stock and positioned it around my sentiment using liquid adhesive to stick it down.
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