I love to mix and match patterns, so I picked a blue checked pattern from the Pastel Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack to be the front of my shaker card. I cut it with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set so it would have a pretty stitched edge. I wanted a large shaker window, so I used the large square die in the Practically Square Frames Die Set to cut the center of my panel. I wanted a coordinating - but contrasting - background, so I blended In Your Face Orange, Tangerine Dream, Peachy Keen, and Lantern Yellow Hybrid Inks over the Plaid Stencil to create the background for my shaker card.
I added acetate to the back of my die cut panel and created a "well" with foam tape and filled it up with my own mix of clay flowers, sequins, and beads and sealed the shaker with the ink blended background. Now I need something to co on top! I stamped the cute critters from the Friends Like You Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers and cut out the image with the Friends Like You Coordinating Die Set. There are cute sentiments in the Friends Like You Stamp Set, but I decided to stamp the Get Well Sentiment Stack with Bali Blue and In Your Face Orange Hybrid Inks and use one sentiment strip in each color on my card.
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