I am honoured to be a guest designer for the blog this month. I absolutely love Alex’ designs, and this release was just sooo good – I had so many ideas and have created so many cards that I will be sharing with you in the following days.
We are having a hop to celebrate the release over on Instagram, so make sure to head over and hop along! There is a chance to win a $20 Gift certificate to the Alex Syberia Design Etsy shop. Now, let’s talk about the card I have to show you today and how I made it!
The first idea I had with this cute giraffe (Digi Stamp) was to mirror it on Photoshop and place them on a heart on my panel. That then evolved into a shaker, because, why not! Shakers are cool.
I started off with a 4×5.25″ rectangle stitched die cut to create my panel and I used a heart die cut to create that opening in the middle where the giraffes would go. Now it was time to colour the giraffes so that I could stick them to my front panel and build my shaker!
As usual, I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and the colours are as follows:
- Yellows: CT1, CT2, CT3 and CT4
- Browns: GY2 and GY5
- Pinks: PP1 and PP3
- White gel pen
To assemble the shaker, first I glued the giraffes, peaking out of the heart. Secondly, I cut a panel from acetate big enough to cover the heart shape and I used double sided tape to stick it to the back of the panel. I used this Time for Tea double sided foam tape which I love as it is skinny to build the shaker. A little trick if you aren’t aware, is to put a bit of your antistatic powder around the foam tape’s sides so that the shaker elements don’t stick to it.
I used the Skinny Stripes die from Waffle Flower to created an ombré background behind the heart. I went for red and hot pink pearlescent cardstock. And now all I had to do was fill in my shaker and glue it all down! I chose a little sentiment from Avery Elle. Finally, I mounted it onto a 4.25×5.5″ base cardstock from the same hot pink as I used for the ombré and all done!
I hope you like it and I’ll see you over on the hop!