Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Always and Forever!

Hi there,

Today I would like to share with you a shaker card incorporating the Cherished Moments Bride Set 875, from the January Reveal, along with many Tonic products including the Floral Heart Set, Heart Blisters, Mirror Cardstock and embossed papers.

This is one of those cards that took on a completely different spin from what was originally thought of! I had intended making a quilt card using the Tonic Floral Heart Set so set about making different variations of the heart, using the stamp and the dies. together with my Tangerine. These craft papers are best cut with the Tonic Tangerine and Guillotine, I have trouble making clean cuts with the papers otherwise. The papers are actually made of fabrics so tend to tear when I use my Cutterpillar and Big Shot. Before long, I had a plethora of little hearts lying on my desk. There were die cut mirror card, die cut embossed paper, glittered, guilding flaked and heat embossed hearts all over the place! Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of them all, but then I also realized that it was going to make for a rather large card! Here are a couple of them using embossed paper and mirror cardstock, with a die cut piece of Super Adhesive Sheet behind the paper, the negative pieces of the mirror cardstock were inserted into the embossed paper outline:

I used the tweezers from the Tonic Floral Crafters Tool Set to do this, removing each little negative piece from the mirror cardstock and inserting it into its new position within the paper heart.

I had the refills for the Tonic Heart Blister set, which is featured in the January 2018 Multi Project Kit, unfortunately I didn't have the die to go with it, but did some improvisation so that I could use it as the focal part of my new idea! I cut a piece (3 1/4" x 6 3/4") piece of the Craft Perfect cardstock, Blush Heartbeat and using a die from the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts, I cut out the heart from the center of the cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Cherished Moments Set 875 in Nuvo Clear Mark onto red cardstock, which had been swiped with the anti-static bag first. I used the Tonic Stamp Platform, as I wanted to stamp it a couple of times to get a nice crisp impression. This was heat embossed with Bronzed Rose.

I then removed the protective backing from the bottom of the blister and attached that on top of the sentiment, some beads were slid inside using a glitter spoon and then I removed the rest of the protective backing and enclosed the beads inside the blister.

The beaded shaker was then placed through the die cut piece of blush heartbeat paper.

I took the positive part of the mirrored cardstock and attached it to a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, which had been die cut with the heart outline. I then placed the negative pieces of the blush heartbeat embossed paper using the tweezers again to make the top heart. This was popped up with mounting tape to the top of the front panel.

The last heart used the positive part of the above embossed paper heart. This was also layered to a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, cut with the outline heart die, but this time I burnished Peruvian Glitter to the exposed adhesive. This heart was then taped, using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to a slightly bigger Rose Platinum Mirror cardstock Spellbinders scalloped heart. This was then mounted to the bottom of the panel.

A piece of red frilled thread was attached to the back of the paper panel and this was layered to a 3 1/2" x 7" piece of Rose Platinum mirror cardstock to finish off my project for the day.

Here is a list of the products I used in today's project. 

Bronze Rose (EP335)
Small Glitter Spoon
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart
Red Frilled Thread
Mounting Tape
Glass Beads

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #157: Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge Blog #135: Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Valentine/Love (Use Red)
Scrapy Land Challenge #82: Use any die that Scrapy Land Carries
Cuttlebug Mania: Valentines
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #191: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #21: Anything Goes

Glad you stopped by today, till next time,

Warm hugs,



  1. Oh you have designed this card so wonderfully. I love how you did the heart in the middle with the shaker beads, looks amazing. Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  2. How very elegant looking is this card you made. I love the various ways you used the heart die too. And I love that it is a shaker card.

  3. Beautiful, love the shaker aspect of this.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Creative Moments
    Mel DT

  4. Saw your card on the SNS blog and had to drop by to say TOTALLY FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your sparkling fox, fun sentiments and pretty layers, especially the gorgeous glitter panel!
    … feeling INSPIRED, I really need to try your Tear-ific technique :)

  5. Absolutely amazing! I do love shaker cards and yours with the heart is absolutely brilliant and beautiful !!! You are so talented my friend !

  6. How completely different and FABULOUS, love all the elements you have created and that red frilled twine is a lovely addition. So creative as always Shona.

  7. This is so lovely and shimmery! Great shaker in the middle.

  8. ... me again.
    All I can say is "ditto" to what I said earlier and Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  9. This paper is just so textured looking and so very pretty. Love the detail of the frilled border too. The hearts are beautiful and dimensional, and what wonderful shakers you've created. Bet inlaying those tiny bits was a bit tedious, but what a super effect you've achieved with it. A most lovely Valentine card. TFS & Hugs.

  10. Wow! What a fun card, Shona! Sometimes I wish my cards would come out the way I saw them in my mind prior to my hands doing the work, but usually I'm happy with how things turn out, even if it looks nothing the way I had imagined! This is obviously one of those cards for you - it looks spectacular with all the textures, shine, interactive elements and fabulous papers. Really great card fold, too, using the business size like that! Love it! hugs, de

  11. This is great, thank you for playing along at ModSquad Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. LeeAnn

  12. Beautiful card, Shona, lovely design with the shaker heart in the middle. xx

  13. WOW Shona your posts always make me sit up and take notice of all the techniques and products...fabulous !!! Thank you so much for sharing details of the how to every time
    Dr Sonia

  14. What a gorgeous and romantic shakercard you've made. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

    xx Grietje
    Grietje's Kaartenhoekje
    DT Creative Moments
    DT Crafty Friends
    DT Creatalicious Challenges

  15. I love shakers!
    Great Job!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


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