Kick Grass Shakers

Hello and thank you for joining me today for Kindred Stamps February 2021 Release Sneak Peeks. I thought I'd share 3 different shaker card techniques using the Kindred Stamps Kick Some Grass stamp set. This sweet little set is packed with adorableness so you can get a whole bunch of variety to your cards. Let's go ahead and get started!

I colored all my images first using Ohuhu brush markers on Xpress It CS and stamped the soccer ball three times and added Glossy Accents to each one. I set those aside to dry. All images were fussy cut.

My first card is a "frameless shaker". I love these shakers so much because they are so easy to create! I grabbed a used office quality page protector that I had from my teaching days. I love upcycling and recycling materials for my cards. I sliced off the tacked end of the page protector, then cut it in half. Opened each half piece and cut along the creased fold. This will yield four plastic sheets perfect for an A2 size panel leaving 1" on all sides. Next, I used the KS Moon & Stars Stencil, some Ranger Ink Transparent Texture paste and some gold ecofriendly glitter to make a shiny dimensional background. After my background panel was completely dry, I took the pocket protector sheet and centered it with my panel, cutting all 4 corners off. I put strong double sided adhesive on the back of my panel and basically wrapped the sheet like a gift. Before securing the last side, I placed a variety of matching color sequins into the pouch. I die cut a purple piece of cardstock using the New KS Card Builder Basics Die Set. This 12 piece set is packed full of layering die cuts which include some with a very unique stitching and also coordinating plain dies. I absolutely love it! I then die cut a layering rectangle from a mirror gold cardstock. Lastly, I secured the soccer girl, the soccer ball and my white heat embossed sentiment all from the new KS Kick Some Grass set with some foam tape on top of the protective shaker panel.

The second card is a "framed shaker" using cardstock to build up dimension for the shaker well. I die cut and glued between 8-10 frames from white cs using the stitched square from the New KS Card Builder Basics Die set and another square die I had in my stash. I placed acetate on the last frame (which is the top) using double sided adhesive tape and set the glued frames aside. Using Ranger Inks Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China, I ink blended one of the left over inside squares and then randomly stamped the soccer ball from KS Kick Some Grass stamp set with The Stamps of Life Blueberry Ink. I die cut 6 stars using KS Card Builder Basics Die and colored them using Ohuhu markers. I then glued them onto the ink blended panel. I used my antistatic powder and glossed over the entire panel, making certain nothing was sticky. I adhered it onto a light grey cs panel which I die cut using the large stitched rectangle in the set. I poured some matching colored sequins mix on the center of the square panel and then encased them with my stitched frames using double sided tape. I adhered my soccer boy image along with the soccer ball on top of the acetate centered in the frame. Lastly, I added my sentiment and more die cut stars to my panel.

My last card is a "seamless" shaker. So, I started this card by ink blending a panel using Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet with KS Long Hair Stencil on Bristol Smooth cs. Then, I lightly went back over the panel, blending the coordinating colors I listed previously filling in the white spaces. Using the must have KS Card Builder Basics Die set, I die cut my ink blended panel with the stitched rectangle and the included circle die from my panel. I matched up my circle piece to my panel, making certain the lines matched up and placed some temporary tape on the back. I used my tape runner on the back of the circle as well. The temporary tape was long enough that when I flipped it over and adhered it onto my background pink panel, the tape acted like tabs. After removing the top panel, all I had to do was carefully pull the tape tabs and secure in place. This way the top panel now matches the circle, seamlessly. Next, I take some foam tape and adhered that around the circle on my background panel. I adhered a large square acetate piece on the back of my top ink blended panel using double sided adhesive tape. I threw in some matching beads and sequins into the foam taped circle well and then placed foam tape on the corners of the back of my top ink blended panel. Then I carefully adhered it onto the card. Lastly, I adhere my soccer girl and ball from the KS Kick Some Grass set on to the acetate window and glued my sentiment banner below.

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Sandra Blasius


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