This Tropical Oasis Clear Envelope Shaker Card screams Aloha from Lubbock, Texas! We’re ready for some spring sunshine to chase the winter blahs away!
This entire Tropical Oasis Suite warms your heart just looking at it, so creating with it equals instant happiness!
You Tube videos by Jenn Houston with the Artsy Fartsy Gallery inspired me to create my version of a shaker card using a clear envelope. Feel free to include leaves, flowers, a stamped pineapple image, sequins, etc. inside your shaker card. I always thought only sequins could go inside. It evoked such freedom that I even snuck in some little bits left after using the pineapple die. (Mind blowing!) See the results after the AWESOME Tropical Oasis suite called my name!
Simply change your card’s inside greeting for whatever occasion you prefer. I used the old (but almost forgotten) tried and true marker thumping technique on the small diecut pineapple inside the shaker and the trees on the inside. My Techniques class participants really enjoyed playing with markers, blends and dies while creating a new kind of shaker. If you’re an avid crafter who doesn’t need my supply list and instructions, you can skip to this post’s end and start shopping at my online store. Thanks!
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Early Espresso card stock scored at 4 1/4″
- Tropical Oasis DSP 3″ x 5″ (pineapple sheet)
- Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside layer
- Whisper White scrap
- So Saffron cardstock 4″ x 1 1/2″ (optional)
- So Saffron 2 1/2″ ish square or scrap
- Old Olive 2 1/2″ ish square or scrap
- Old Olive cardstock scrap for leaves
- Grapefruit Grove cardstock scraps for flowers
- Calypso Coral cardstock scraps for flowers
- Terracotta Tile cardstock scraps for flowers
- Early Espresso cardstock scrap
- To make multiples of this card and maximize your DSP, make sure your pineapples are facing upright, then cut off a 2″ strip along the bottom of the 12″ x 12″ DSP to use elsewhere.
- Cut the remaining 12″ x 10″ piece into four 3″ wide strips with pineapples up, then cut each strip in half, giving you enough pieces to make 8 of these cards.
- Stamp your pineapple image on Whisper White. I used the “thumping” technique to add bits of color to the solid top and bottom.
- Diecut flowers, leaves, stamped small pineapple, big pineapple bottom and big leafy pineapple top.
- Emboss the front of your Early Espresso card base with the Coastal Weave 3d Embossing Folder.
- Slip the DSP into either corner of the clear envelope with the flap toward the back then carefully add sequins and diecuts.
- Strip the top off the back flap of the envelope and close the envelope, then use your fingernail or bone folder to fold the side of the envelope behind the DSP….leaving some little wiggle room. Use scotch tape to seal it all up.
- Add Tear and Tape around the perimeter and in the middle of the envelope, then mount it to your Early Espresso card base.
- Use Stampin’ Blends to add color accents to the pineapple top and bottom.
- Use the big pineapple bottom die to trace around onto the brown scrap, then fussy cut it on the inside of the line to fit behind the Daffodil Delight bottom. Then mount together by using bits of mini Dimensionals behind the middle of the pineapple to give it a curved look. Then mount to the clear envelope with mini Dimensionals only in the middle to add to the curved look.
- Use the “thumping” marker technique with Stampin’ Write markers on the tree inside the card.
- I didn’t use a Stamparatus and didn’t get the inside greeting to stamp properly on the white layer. SO I covered it with a strip of yellow cardstock, then stamped the greeting and sponged around the edges. However, you can stamp your greeting directly onto the Whisper White layer and forgo the extra optional step if you want.
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