There are many things I love about Stampin’Up!, but the shaker domes are definitely up top on my list. I will be using the Mason Jar Shaker Dome for this project. These domes make it super easy to create a shaker card, specially if you are new to making cards. I have created a video tutorial for your convenience.
This Valentine’s Day card uses a variety of stamp sets and dies. It is always good to be reminded that stamp sets not only can used for different occasions but can be combined.
Funny thing…although I don’t like mice in real life, I love them in cards and decorations… so when Stampin’Up! came up with this stamp set, I knew I had to get it. It is called Mischievous Mice. This is a host set and what that means is that it is only available with Stampin’ Rewards. Earning rewards is easy and fun! Just place an order that meets the Stampin’ Rewards qualifications. If you are interested in hosting a virtual party, let me know!! I listed the rest of the sets I used below.
- You will need:
- 1 piece 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, I used Pool Party for this base
- 1 piece of basic white cardstock 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
- 1 piece of thick white cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″
- DPS 1 piece measuring 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″. I used the Sweet Talk DSP, which has some beautiful designs for Valentine’s Day.
- for the “grass”: Granny Apple Green and Garden Green to create some dimension.
- for the sky: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Pool Party
- Blending brushes
- Mason Jar Shaker Dome and Mason Jar Punch
- The clouds on Give it a Whirl dies. These dies are awesome and I have a video coming with some card inspiration.
- Happy Hedgehogs stamp set. I used the little mushroom on it.
- Sweet Hearts dies, which belong to the Sweet Talk Suite, totally adorable
- grass stencil, which I made myself, using the Cricut Maker. If you have a Cricut Maker, I used this stencil https://amzn.to/3tG3sFn and used the poster board setting on the maker. (Also let me know if you would like my SVG) Now if you don’t have one just blend in grass and sky… like here
Cut you card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and score at 4-1/4″ Cut your DSP piece and attach to you card base. Cut the white piece that measures 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attache to card. You have the base ready to go.
Now, let’s work on the background. If you are using a grass stencil, I start blending the grass in. Afterwards, place the stencil on top of the grass, and blend in the sky. I used Pacific Point at the grass border and the Balmy Blue and Pool Party towards the top. Once you re happy with the blending, I stamped some “grass” all along the grass area. I used a stamp from a stamp set called Counting Sheep which was part of our previous Sale-A-Bration and, yes, I got this one for free.
Now, the concept of the card is a mason jar that is laying on the ground and there’s a spill of hearts. So, were are going to use our punch to create the area for the shaker dome. I didn’t want it to look completely horizontal so I punch it a little crooked. Do save the piece you are left with as are going to use it. In the end the mason jar is supposed to be transparent. Now, place the background on the card base and center it, without attaching it. We are just using it as a guide of where we need to put the mason jar piece. Once it is all aligned, put some Stampin seal + on the Mason Jar piece and attached it to the card base.
I had cut several small hearts, using the Sweet Hearts dies which is what I am going for my shaker. I filled out my shaker dome withe hearts and some old sequins I found in my craft stash. After that I just put the card base on top of the shaker, and turned it around. all my shaker pieces are now in the card base. These shaker domes are so awesome that they already have adhesive on both sides. Peel off the cover and attache your shaker dome to the card base. Put adhesive on the background piece and pull off the adhesive cover form the shaker, and attached the background piece to the card base. It is that easy!!!!
Now the fun part, decorating your card. I colored the mushroom and the mouse and placed them in the card. I use the rest of the little heart cuts to put all around the mouse and going towards the sky. I also die cut a couple of bigger hearts to put towards the edge of the card. The final touch was the die cut clouds, where I put the sentiment.
I made this other card with that same stamp set. I love how much you can play with these stamp sets in order to create different cards for every season.