Thursday, June 16, 2016
New Catalog (2016 - 2017) Event Samples 5
A shaker card, and a lesson on not making my same mistakes.
First, stamp your top piece. I put the dimensionals on before I stamped my spots, and you can see the edges of the stamp on both sides of the easel. DO NOT stamp last! Stamp first!! :) Learn from my mistake!
NEXT, make sure when you use your Stamp-a-ma-jig, you have your sentiment lined up straight using your grid paper. Mine is a little skewed to the side. :(
THEN, make sure you adhere the window sheet right to the cardstock BEFORE you place the adhesive dimensional strips!.... This is actually my second top piece... I had to throw the first one out. :( Darn it.
SHEESH! It's a wonder I even got this card finished with all the mistakes I made. It did turn out pretty well though!
The confetti pieces come from some punching Mom and I did for the calendars, and I kept them in one of the Stampin' Up containers for trinkets and buttons and such.
Don't get me wrong - I do love the shaker cards... they do take some engineering and thought.
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