Thursday, August 27, 2020

You Are Amazing - Rubbernecker Stamps!

Welcome back!  Today I'm sharing a card using some beautiful new layered florals and awesome slimline dies available in the Rubbernecker shop!  I stamped and die cut bunches of these flowers from the Flower Garden stamp set in various colors while I was away on vacation and was excited to get these on a card for today!  I promised previously I'd show another technique I sometimes used for shakers instead of just my "eyeball"!  So here's how I made this shaker:

  • I started with the largest of the nested Stitch Slimline and used washi to tape it down onto my white cardstock.
  • Then I placed the beautiful Inside Scallop With Teardrop window die into the center of the rectangle and taped it into place.
  • I ran them through my die cut machine together to create my shaker window layer.

I just love the Slimline layers available from the Papercut shop and I chose the purple from this Festive Variety pack to be my second layer and adhered it to one of the fantastic Papercut Slimline Card Bases that are already prescored .. easy peasy!  I set the base aside to finish my shaker.

  • Next I adhered a piece of acetate that was cut to 7 3/4" x 2 3/4" over the back of the window layer of my shaker.
  • Then I added some foam tape around the entire perimeter of the windows and also in between each window because I wanted each to have it's own contained shaker space so that the filling didn't all fall towards the bottom of the card each time it was still.
  • Also, be sure all of your foam pieces are touching to keep whatever fillings you add where you want them.

  • I cut another piece of white cardstock to 7 3/4" x 2 3/4" and stamped the handwriting images and splatters from the Splatter Stains stamp set onto it.  These images will eventually show through the windows.
  • Then I filled each of my window wells up with some sequins in some greens, pinks and white.  Note that this is going to be the BACK of your shaker so in this case you'll want your sequins to be upside down.  I used my fine tweezers to flip any over that were facing the wrong way.
  • I gently peeled off the paper backing from the foam tape using a tool to hold the shaker piece down as I did... sequins are jumpy and will quickly attach themselves to your foam tape if you let it bounce as you take off the paper.

  • And finally I flipped my stamped piece over and covered the sequin filled windows.

And there's my shaker element!  Easy peasy!  I just adhered the entire thing to my purple pre-cut layer!  You don't have to eyeball it and you can easily tell how much filling you have in your shaker.   In addition, it's much easer to center my shaker onto my base since it's all one contained piece.   I find this method easiest when I have multiple and separated windows like this.  Otherwise I end up with sequins stuck under my foam tape if they're not quite in the right place.  

From there I just added my floral pieces with various thicknesses of foam tape around my windows.  I like to vary the placement for balance.  I also stamped one of the great sentiments from Flower Garden onto a banner and layered it with one cut from purple plaid.

Aren't these florals just the prettiest??  And I love how Rubbernecker has separate base slimline dies and windows so you can mix and match!  It's so fun!  There are tons of new slimline products in the shop so be sure to check it out!

And that's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll come again soon for some more inspiration!

I've provided links below for all of the Rubbernecker products I've used today.  Should you choose to purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you!  And thank you!


María said...

This card is very elegant, I love the colours and those flowers are wonderful. María, xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo beautiful! LOVING those flowers!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card design with those pretty layered flowers and that die cut you used for the shaker portion.

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Stunning, so elegant
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