This new release features some incredible new products that I am really loving! There are some fabulous summer and star themed stamps, as well as great shape and builder dies too! I’m also super excited to tell you that I designed the new Uplifting Thoughts stamp set… I love creating with typography and when Heidi (the owner of Simon) told me she wanted a positive/uplifting sentiment stamp set, I couldn’t wait to start coming up with the greetings that are included in the set!
While there is SO MUCH to love about this Among the Stars release, I really wanted to try creating a see-through shaker card using the Stacked Stars die. See-through shakers have been one of my favorite things to make over the past couple of weeks and I’ll link to a few others I’ve done at the bottom of this post.
I started off creating this card by die cutting the Stacked Stars die from both gold glitter and white cardstocks. I did not keep the white die cut stacked stars, but instead only used the negative; this is going to be the window for our card.
I adhered a piece of acetate behind the negative white cardstock panel (cut with the Stacked Stars die) and outlined the entire panel with foam tape to create a shaker well. I filled this well with Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins (Sunshine Glow, Ocean Spray and Lavender Moon), as well as some mini gold star confetti (also from Pretty Pink Posh). Once my shaker well was filled, I closed the shaker area up by applying a second piece of acetate onto the foam tape; this creates our see-through shaker.
Next, I adhered the gold glitter Stacked Stars die cut onto my shaker (laid into the negative area of the white die cut panel). The gorgeous combo of gold glitter die cuts with sparkling sequins is a real stunner!
I of course needed to apply this shaker panel onto my card base, and because I wanted this to be see-through, I needed to die cut my card base from that same Stacked Stars die to create a negative window (as we did with the shaker panel).
The easiest way to make sure the card base matches up with your shaker panel is to turn the shaker panel over to the backside, and line up the die over top of the negative with the cut lines facing up at you and then line this all up on your card base; it sounds a bit complicated but it really isn’t hard at all. I put some low-tack tape on the smooth side of the die so that when I laid my card base on top, the die stuck in the exact place; this ensured my placement would be accurate as I ran the card base and die through my Big Shot machine.
To finish off the card I added a sentiment that I white heat embossed onto a black stitched banner; the sentiment is from the Shine On stamp set and the banner is part of the Stitched Banner dies (both are part of Simon’s new Among the Stars release).
I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration on using some of the newest products from Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to stop back tomorrow (June 17th) for a fabulous Simon blog hop… there will be loads of inspiration using the new products (and prizes!)… hope I’ll be seeing you then!
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out some of my other most recent projects featuring see-through shaker cards! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.
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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.
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