The new Diamonds A2 Coverplate Die from LDRS Creative makes fabulous easy backgrounds, but I wanted to step up the die by using it to make a shaker card!
Let's start with the shaker! Each of those diamond "wells" hold sequins to make sure that sequins can be seen all over the card. Trust me - it's easier to do than it sounds! I have a handy trick! I started by using the Diamonds A2 Coverplate to cut 6 pieces of heavy weight white cardstock. I used liquid adhesive and glued all but one of the die-cut panels together to create one thick piece similar to a chipboard background. I added a piece of acetate on top of the panels and glued my remaining diamonds die-cut piece on top. I flipped the piece over and added confetti sequins to each of the "wells". Now I need something to seal up my shaker. You could use anything - colored cardstock, your card base, or patterned paper. I chose one of the patterns from the One Fine Day 6x6 Paper Pack, cut it to size, and adhered it to the back of my shaker panel. Now I have confetti floating around each of those diamond shapes instead of falling all the way to the bottom!
I used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp the hummingbird, large orchid, smaller flowers, as well as a sentiment from the Orchid Stamp Set. I colored the images with alcohol markers and cut them out with the Orchid Coordinating Dies and added everything to the front of my shaker. That's it! So fun and so easy!
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