Rainy Day Hugs Shaker Card with Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

As I write this blog post, it's raining outside and it's so fitting to share this card with the Spring products released earlier this year from Pretty Pink Posh! The Umbrella Shaker Dies and Layered Umbrellas Stencils are just so perfect together and I love that the window die for the Umbrella is separate so you can easily make a shaker, but also have an umbrella die for other types of projects. I like to start with stenciling to ensure my background has plenty of time to dry while I’m creating the rest of the card.

Using Layered Umbrellas, I stenciled the solid umbrella layer with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide, the polka dot and stripe details with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide, the shaft and top with Lost Shadow Distress Oxides and finally the raindrops with Clear Skies Lunar Paste. While the Lunar Paste was drying, I stamped flowers and butterflies from the Love Stamp Set and Mom Stamp Set in a light grey, alcohol marker friendly ink. I used my Ohuhu Art Markers for a no-line coloring look. I die cut them all out using the Love and Mom Coordinating Die Sets.

The sentiment was hot foiled with the Hot Foil Large Hugs and silver foil onto some light purple cardstock. I used the Large Hugs Shadow Die to cut my sentiment. I also did my die cutting from the Umbrella Shaker Dies: the umbrella out of the same light purple cardstock as well as acetate, the umbrella with windows out of purple cardstock, the shaft of the umbrella out of grey cardstock and the handle out of kraft cardstock. I assembled the shaker with all of the Umbrella Shaker die cut pieces and filled it with the new Flower Garden Mix.

The stenciled background is trimmed down to 4x5-¼” and layered onto an A2 piece of purple cardstock attached to a card base. After I laid out my card with the shaker, sentiment and stamped images how I think it would look best, I adhered everything down with wet glue with a few of the flowers popped up with foam adhesive. I hope you enjoyed this shaker and it gives you some inspiration for a rainy day kind of card!


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