Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lighthouse Father's Day Shaker Card || First Edition Wild Flower

Hi all,

So I know Father's Day has been and gone but I wanted to share the card I made for my dad. I didn't want to blog about it beforehand and ruin the surprise as he is a good one and appreciates handmade cards.

The instructions are below the photo so you can make your own shaker card! The papers I used are from the First Edition Wild Flower paper pad by Trimcraft.

1.       Cut the thick part of a blank photo frame down so that all side are equal.
2.       Cut 2 squares of acetate and 1 of patterned paper the same size as the outside of the photo frame.
3.       Stick thin tape around the edge of one square of acetate, stick the other to it and before you seal it, fill with sequins.
4.       Stick more thin tape around the outside of the pocket and stick to the frame. Stick the square of coloured paper to the back of the pocket.
5.       Die cut a lighthouse from patterned paper and add detail with 3D Pearl Effects. Stick to the frame.
6.       Cut a 13cm square of coloured cardstock and stick to a 13.5cm card blank.
7.       Cut 2 rectangles from patterned paper, one 7x13cm and the other 7x2cm. Stick one on each side of the coloured cardstock.
8.       Stick your shaker pocket on top of the card, in the centre.
9.       Die cut three portholes, stick along the bottom of the card and add ‘dad’ on top of them.
10.   Using the inside of the portholes, stick down the left side of the card and add a small button in the centre of each with a little twine threaded through.

While I'm here, here's another card made using the same collection.

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily xx