Focal window shaker

Chapter: DIY + tips and tricks   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

Raising a focal point on a big stamp image to a shaker window is a nice way to add elevated interest. I chose a 5″ wide floral image and had the middle of the bloom raised to shaker level.

Focal window shaker cards and keyring notepad. Choosing a focal point on a big image as a shaker component adds dimension.

The circle frame is made by stamping and colouring the middle region on the image separately then die cutting it with 2 nesting circles to form the frame. Using this frame to front the shaker window ties in better with the whole image than having a single-coloured frame (which had been my initial idea). Watercolours were used to colour all these blooms.

Th frilly edge along the petal provided enough room to stamp the tiny message “Just a Note”.

HOW-TO STEPS

  1. Stamp image on main panel, then ink up around the middle of the image and stamp on a separate piece of cardstock. Colour with watercolours.
  2. Use 2 nesting dies to die cut a circle frame from the cardstock, and two pieces of foam. I used the 2 smallest circles from the Sizzix die set.
  3. Die cut with the bigger of the 2 dies on acetate.
  4. Adhere foam pieces one on top of another, followed by acetate, then the cardstock. I used white glue.
  5. Place beads around the middle of the flower, before adhering down the circle piece.
  6. Adhere panel onto card base with tape runner.

Offset stamping.

I chose the curvy word stamps “Celebrate your day” because I felt they compliment the wavy petals.

For this notepad cover, I stamped “Notes” at one go after banding all 5 single letter stamps with washi tape.

I’ll have more ways to use this large stamp coming up soon.