Hi Krafty Friends! Today I’m back on the blog, with my new card from the September Subscription Box. The September theme was “Day of the Dead”, and I chose to make a fun shaker card this week, featuring the Bride & Groom from the “Dia De Los Muertos” stamp set.

My friend Carrie Rhoades had a tip on a recent video, that recommended stacking frames together to form your “shaker area.” I used the largest Tri-Frame Slimline Die from Kat Scrappiness and cut six frames from a sturdy white cardstock. Then I layered the frames with liquid adhesive, added a piece of acetate just slightly smaller than the frame, and topped with a black frame. This formed my space for my shaker elements.

I did simple coloring for this card, because there are so many small details in the stamps.

Reds: R24, R27 and R29. Suit and face details: N3, N5 and N7. Bones: N3. Dress & Skulls: C00 & C0. Gravestone: N5 & N7.

I used the pennant flags from Honey Bee Stamps “Treat Shop Add-On” stamps and dies, for decorating the top of my card. For the skulls, cross and gravestone I used Whimsy Stamps “Build-a-Graveyard” die set.

Then I used the Rose Stencil included in the Subscription Box and Hickory Smoke Oxide Ink to put a light layer on my background panel. In order to help the stencil stay in place I lightly sprayed the back with Pixie Spray.

Now it’s time to assemble my card, I first played with placement, then adhered all the elements in place using Art Glitter Glue.

Next, is the fun part! I added all the shaker elements, I used red seed beads, that I’ve had in my stash for years. I also used a nice heart mix from Miss Ink Stamps, plus some graphite gems from Pretty Pink Posh. Then I added a second piece of acetate to the back of the shaker, this way I have everything contained and I don’t have to struggle adding it to the background panel. I glued the shaker panel to the background.

I cut the stamp “Together Forever!” in half (this does not damage your stamps) and then stamped the sentiments separately onto white cardstock. Then I cut them using the Honey Bee Stamps “Banner Dies”, I trimmed the edges off and colored them with the R24 Copic Marker. Next, I slipped the banners under the Bride & Groom. I finished the card by adding a heart to the gravestone, and a jewel on each sentiment banner. Then I made a card base from a piece of black cardstock cut 9″ x 8″, scored at the 4″ mark.

I’ve enjoyed working with this kit so much! I can’t wait to dig into October’s Subscription Box! Thanks so much for stopping in, please look around the blog for lots of inspiration! See you all soon, stay safe and keep krafting!

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