Saturday, January 22, 2022

conversation heart shaker card with essentials by ellen

Do you have a special someone who needs an extra sweet Valentine? Well I might be able to help! I just made a conversation heart shaker card and I love how it turned out!

What do you think? Is it sweet enough for your Valentine? If the answer is yes, here are the steps to make one...

Use a heart die to cut hearts from a heavyweight cardstock panel. I like to use 110lb Solar White cardstock to make sure the card panel is sturdy. And just a note, I cut 3 hearts but ended up wishing I'd cut 5 ;)

On another heavyweight cardstock panel, apply ink with blending brushes or foam. I used the die cut panel as a guide to make sure I was putting ink wear it needed to be for the hearts. And after ink blending, I added a little glimmer paste on top because why not?!

When the glimmer paste was dry, I inserted the panel into a shaker pocket. I like using Avery Elle storage pockets but Tonic also makes shaker pockets. Then I added lots of shimmery sequins and sealed the pocket closed.

The die cut heart panel is adhered on top of the shaker pocket. And I think this card could be cute just like this with a big sentiment stamp in the white space BUT I love conversation hearts!

To add the message to the hearts, I used the Essentials by Ellen Letterboard dies. Before die cutting, I applied double-sided adhesive to white cardstock. This makes little letter stickers! I use white cardstock so I can customize them to be any color for any project and I save all the unused ones each time I die cut a sheet.

After adding the messages, I adhered the whole shaker-pocket-with-heart-panel to a folded card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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