I've combined a shaker card and an easel card to creative this festive 4th of July card:
Base: Start with an 8" by 4" piece of light blue cardstock and score at 4" and 2" to create the easel fold.
Front: Cut a 4" square of dark blue swiss dot cardstock and glue this to front 2" flap of easel base using Scrap Happy Glue.
To create the shaker, cut a 3" square of light blue cardstock, and trim inside of frame out, leaving a quarter inch frame....you can do this with a craft knife and a ruler, or use your trimmer:
Cut a 3" square piece of acetate and glue the blue frame to it.
Next stamp girl stamp in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and color with markers, then fussy cut out. I also colored and cut out the flag on her shirt, and glued it on top to give it a little dimension. Then I glued her to the bottom of the light blue frame behind the acetate "window". Then I used foam tape to go around the frame.
To make the back, I used a 3&1/4" square piece of red swiss dot cardstock, and a 3" square piece of star vellum that I glued to the center. Then I added some sequins to the frame, removed the foam tape backing, and added this back piece to the frame.
The shaker is glued to the center of the dark blue cardstock front panel.
Stamp the Happy Independence Day sentiment in Festive Berries Distress Ink on white cardstock, then trim to a banner and mat on dark blue swiss dot cardstock. Glue to the top of the "window" using Scrap Happy Glue. Add some of the blue and red twine to the top, and add a sequin star to the bow.
I used some of the spangles (the flowers, a star) and cut a mini flag from one of the patterned papers.
To make the bottom strip, I cut a 4" by 1" strip of fireworks patterned paper, and matted on a 4" by 1&1/2" piece of dark swiss blue cardstock. I glued this to the base of the card, then added a firework burst stamped in Faded Jeans Distress Ink, another mini flag, and a few spangles.
Thanks for stoppin' by today! Hope you are enjoying all the festive inspiration this month!!
Supplies:Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Home of the Red, White and Blue
Let's Celebrate stamp set
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'-Home of the Red, White and Blue
Ink/Color: Distress Ink-Festive Berries, Faded Jean; Memento-Black Tuxedo
Copic Markers-E00, E21, E31, R00, R46, YR04, Y15, BG01, BG05
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tapeEmbellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Home of the Red, White and Blue
sequins, hemp twine