Let's start with that pretty background, shall we? I like to blend and then die cut, but you could reverse the process if you want. The Madison's Garden A2 Coverplate Die has quite a few intricate areas that I thought would be difficult to blend after I die cut, so I chose to die cut on a piece of white cardstock first. I blended dark to light starting with Dark Wash Jeans at the bottom, then Bali Blue, Key Lime Pie, and finishing with Dan-D-Lion Hybrid Ink. It doesn't matter if the ink blending is perfect - the LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks blend together over time and once the cover plate will help conceal any imperfections.
Once my ink blending was done I placed the Madison's Garden A2 Coverplate Die on top and ran it through my die cutting machine. I am OBSESSED with the result! Now let's turn it into a shaker card! I went around the outside of the panel with double sided adhesive and covered it with a piece of acetate then added foam tape all around the outside making sure the edges touch so none of my shaker bits fall out. I filled up my shaker well with clear confetti and closed it with a piece of black cardstock. The ink blending and the shaker bits really pop against the black background!
I wanted to keep the front of the card simple, but still elegant. The Chloe Alpha Uppercase Die Set is amazing! Just amazing! The letters are bold, but have cut out details that give them some elegance. I die cut the letters to spell "hey" three times each from white cardstock and stacked them together for dimension and added them to my card. They needed a buddy, so I stamped the Happy Birthday Stack with Raven Hybrid Ink and cut it with the Sentiment Stack Coordinating Die and added one beneath my die cut "hey" with foam tape.
You can make an ink blended shaker card out of any of your LDRS Creative Cover Plate Dies! There are some new Slim Line Cover Plate Dies that would be PERFECT for this technique!
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