Hello Bluebird Pumpkin Time Shaker Card

Hi Everyone, and Happy Fall! I created this card a few weeks ago, and forgot to post it, but I think those Hello Bluebird stamps in the Pumpkin Time set are so very cute that I had to share it while it was still fall here in Ohio.

I began by die cutting the Oak Tree Scene die from Neenah 80 lb. card stock, and then Copic colored all of the pieces. Next I stamped the characters, pumpkins, and many, many leaves in Memento tuxedo black, Copic colored each of those, and die cut them. Then I used Distress Oxide inks in wilted violet, festive berries, and scattered straw to blend the blackground onto cardstock.

With the background inked and blended, I glued the tree and grass onto it. Then I placed the characters and all of the other colored pieces, and glued them into place with Gina K Connect glue.

I was thrilled to find various colors of craft foam on Amazon for shaker cards after I realized during a live Facebook demo that I didn’t like using white foam tape with a colored cardstock border. (Why hadn’t that idea occurred to me before?) You can see it behind the frame, and it detracts from the look of the shaker card. So, thankfully, I found a tan color of foam to coordinate with my frame for this card. I cut the frame, and two layers of foam. I glued the foam pieces together, used Scor-Tape to adhere to my background, and added sequins and extra leaves for the shaker.

Once I taped my acetate and frame cover over all of the shaker elements, I decided that I needed to place my sentiment on a tag. I used a Gina K tag die, and stamped the HB sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink. Finally, I Copic colored some die cut leaves and acorn from the HB Gallery Frame die, glued them onto the tag, and tied it all onto the card with some twine.

How cute is this little shaker? I love the way this one turned out, and am so glad I shared it with you today! Thanks so much for stopping by. Love and crafty hugs!


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