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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tulle shaker card

Hello blog friends!
Today I have a card that was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.
Yes!  Her again, she is one of my biggest inspirations.
I never thought about using tulle on a card before, especially
not to make a shaker card.  But it really does work very well.
I started by stamping the flowers from
onto white card stock and colored them with my 
then fussy cut them.
Since I was using tulle in this way, I wanted to put the 
flowers on the inside of the card so the back of the ones on the front
wouldn't show.
I had to have a "mirrored" image of the flowers to do this.
I stamped the image onto a piece of acrylic with VersaFine ink.
I then carefully took the piece of acrylic and turned it over and 
laid it down onto the piece of white card stock, 
leaving a reversed image.
It didn't turn out as clear and crisp as the regular stamping did,
but it was good enough to work with.  I went over the outlines with 
black pen, once I had the image colored.
I fussy cut the parts I needed to cover the backs of the flowers,
I didn't do a perfect job, but I think for my first time trying this,
I did pretty well.
Here is the inside of the card.  
I found it very easy to make this type of shaker card using tulle.
Watch Jennifer McGuire's video and I'm sure you'll find it's pretty easy too.
Here is what I thought was the finished card, 
now looking at it, I thought it needed something more.
I added dash lines around the outer edge of the card with
a black pen and I think that makes a lot of difference.
Here is the final result.  I think it really needed that
bit of black around the edge.
What do you think?

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Until next time,
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