Friday, December 9, 2011

Suzanne Glazier of PWA: Snowman Starlight Shaker Card

Gingersnap Creations welcomes Suzanne Glazier, owner of Pennywise Arts, as she shares how she created this fabulous Snowman Starlight Shaker Card with us today!


Directions for Super Simple Shaker Card - ATC Sized

Basic instructions on constructing a Super Simple Shaker Card and further samples along with additional templates can be found on the Pennywise Arts website in the class archives.

Print the template onto desired paper. Be sure to select "no page scaling" in the print options to get a 2.5" by 3.5" finished card.

Cut out and score as marked on template. Cut out the inside window to desired size, the grid is there to make it easy!

Cut a piece of clear acetate 2.25" by 3.25" for the window.

Stamp image onto acetate with StazOn ink. Color with markers on the BACK side.

Cut a piece of cardstock 2.25" by 3.25" for the inside backing. This piece will show through the window, decorate if desired.

On the back side of the template (it's where the printing is) put tape adhesive all the way around the window opening.

Place finished acetate over the window with the back of the image facing inside the card. Rub firmly to adhere.

About 1/8" from the edge of the inside window put four lengths of 1/8" foam mounting tape. Make sure pieces touch on all four corners to form a complete box around the window. Do not leave any gaps or the beads will spill out! Take the paper liner off of the foam tape now.

Add micro beads to the inside of the foam box.

Place the backing piece over the box and press firmly to adhere all the way around.

Fold in the back tabs and secure with tape adhesive and you are all done!

To create
this "Snowman Starlight" shaker, the image was stamped onto acetate with black StazOn Ink and colored from the back side with Galaxy markers.

The large snowflakes were stamped using VersaMark ink for a watermark effect.

The shaker window is filled with clear micro beads and opal flakes.

Thanks so much to Suzanne for sharing this great technique!

Look for more great projects throughout December with Suzanne and her team! Want to hear more about Suzanne and Pennywise Arts? Come back tomorrow and check out our interview with Suzanne!


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