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Foliage Shaker & Matching Tag Fall Inspiration┃Yasmin Diaz

Foliage Shaker & Matching Tag Fall Inspiration┃Yasmin Diaz

07 Aug 2023 1 comment

Happy Monday, Pinkfresh friends! Yasmin here sharing a leafy card and matching tag Fall inspiration with a “Dimensional & Shaker” look using the Foliage Shaker Die and Shaker Tag Book Die to create the shaker and leafy effect. Also, to make this card, I used the Dotted Chevron Coverplate Die to add texture to the card background. And lastly, I used the Thanks for Being There Stamp and Thanks for Being There Die for the card sentiment. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the step-by-step for how I made it.

Therefore, I started by doing the die-cutting step for each solid layer leaf. So, to get this done, I used the die-cut machine and the die included in the Foliage Shaker Die alongside different colored cardstock and gold cardstock to get the outlined die-cutting pieces to add gold accents to the leaves. 

Thus, after completing the die-cutting step, I glued down the shaker layer over the die-cutting solid layer leaves. Then, I inlaid some of the gold die-cutting pieces to create a different variation of gold accents to some of the leaves. And once I completed that step, I put the layered leaves aside and added dimension to two leaves to add the shaker effect.

Then, after adding the shaker effect to the leaves, I put them aside to continue with the die-cutting step for the card background. So, to add texture to the card’s background, I used white cardstock and the Dotted Chevron Coverplate Die. Once, I finished adding texture to the card background, I added glue to the backside and got the backside glued to an A2-size top folding white card base.

Therefore, once I finished gluing down the textured card background to the card base, I created a leafy pattern over the front and textured card panel, so to do that, I glued the layered leaves in different directions, and one of the shaker leaves, as well.

Moving on, right after I had gotten the leaves glued to the card’s front panel, I used the paper trimmer to trim off the hanging pieces from the card base, and as soon as I got that done, I finished the card by adding a dimensional card sentiment over the lower right corner of the card. As for the card sentiment, I used one of the sentiments from the Thanks for Being There Stamp and the coordinating die included in the Thanks for Being There Die

Since I had one of the shaker leaves and a few more layered leaves left, I decided to make a matching tag, so to do that, I used the dies included in the Shaker Tag Book Die to die-cut the tag base and the die-cutting tag window. By the way, I decided to skip the shaker effect for the shaker tag due to the shaker effect added to the leaf.

However, instead of adding the shaker effect to the tag, I added dimension and texture using the same die I used in the card for the dotted texture. That being said, after getting the die-cutting pieces for the tag, I got the assembling steps done, and then I added a delicate detail to it by using chiffon ribbon to tie up a bow over the tag hole. By the way, I used the reinforcement die to die-cut the reinforcement tag pieces out of gold cardstock.

Lastly, I added the shaker leaf and one of the layered leaves over the left side of the tag, and to finish the card off, I added a sentiment; a sentiment which I got stamped and gold heat embossed over white cardstock, and then layered to create dimension in the same way as I did for the card. By the way, I would like to mention that this sentiment is also part of the same stamp set I used for the card.

And, with that said, thank you so much for stopping by. We hope you have enjoyed reading the step-by-step how I’ve made this leafy card and matching tag Fall inspiration with a “Dimensional & Shaker” look using an array of beautiful products by Pinkfresh Studio. And, if you get inspired by today’s project, don’t forget to tag us @pinkfreshstudio and use #pinkfreshstudio so we can see your projects. Also, don’t forget to stop by our Instagram feed to see this card in action when we share it in our reels. Happy crafting, and much love to you and yours!

- Yasmin

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22 Aug 2023 Lou M

Love the gold foil. Ready for fall. Beautiful.

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