Today Is Your Birthday!

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Hello! HobbyMaker are celebrating their 2nd Birthday, and Visible Image have some shows to celebrate on Monday March 11th at 2pm and 5pm with some great offers on the Birthday Balloons stamps and dies and much more! There is also a brand new and excusive bundle so do put it in your calendar!

Birthday cards are the most made type of card and today I am showing a different way to use the balloons dies to make a fun shaker card.

Birthday shaker card


Visible Image Best Birthday Ever Stamp Set


Visible Image Birthday Balloons Dies



One of the things I learned from my last shaker card was to ensure there is enough depth between the acetate and the card base to allow the sequins/beads to move around.

So, having bought some thicker foam tape, off I set with this version.

step 1

For the background, using the Birthday Balloons die set, I die cut some balloon shapes from copy paper to use as masks, and sponged Distress Oxides through, using one mask per colour. This would have worked equally well by using the Birthday Balloons stamps and just stamping the balloons, but I wanted to do it my way!

step 2

Once all the balloons were sponged, I stamped some stars as fillers.

step 3

Then I set about creating the acetate frame.

step 4

I edged the acetate with washi tape, then mitred the corners with a craft knife.

step 5

Then removed the excess triangle from each end of the washi tape.

step 6

A layer of thick foam tape went onto the back of the acetate, covered up by the washi on the front. You can see I've also stamped the sentiment in the centre of the panel.

step 7

Then out came the sequin box.

step 8

Once it was all stuck in place I gave it a shuffle to make sure it all worked!

Birthday shaker card finished

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today! Show us what you create with your Visible Image products over in our Facebook group!


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