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Sparkly Edge-To-Edge Shaker Card for New Years | Erica A-B

Sparkly Edge-To-Edge Shaker Card for New Years | Erica A-B

Hi guys! 

It's Erica back on the blog for the last time. Before I go into details about the card, I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big huge THANK YOU to Pinkfresh Studio, Kinnari, Lea and Heather for having had me on the blog team for the last six months! I have absolutely LOVED it, and I hope I have brought some inspiration to you all during this time. 

As there are only a few days left of 2021, and I did catastrophically badly with sending Christmas cards, I thought I'd focus on a New Year card today. With sparkles of course. I did turn my card into an edge-to-edge shaker and filled it with some flat-ish sequins, star shapes and glitter, but if you want to keep it simple, just add some Jewels. Or not. Not everyone is as obsessed with the bling and sparkle as I am. 

First of all, you are going to want to grab a fun set of layering stencils, I picked the Layered Sunburst Stencils, and your fave colours of ink. I have, probably unsurprisingly, gone for a bit of a rainbow again, with the help of Sunshine, Bubble Gum, Candy Violet, Summer Showers and Aquamarine inks. With these five inks you can get the impression of even more colours, by blending them together. 

With the first two layers of the stencils I have just gone around with the colours in the same spot, using blending brushes. With the last layer, I used an iridescent glitter gel to add some fun sparkle. While this was drying I got the Solid Hot Foil plate out and used one of the left over foils I had used with the Perfect Sentiments: Holiday hot foil plate. I couldn't wait to give this a try, and oh boy, it did not disappoint! 

I did the whole sheet while I was on a roll, and then used the coordinating diecut to cut them all out. With a bit of clever placing, I cut out another three pieces of the Happy New Year piece and layered these up. Then I popped the reversed hot foiled Happy New Year on top. This was adhered to the card smack in the middle. 

I could have left it here, but did I? Nope. I decided to make it an edge-to-edge shaker and wrapped a pocket around the card, added some chunky glitter, some flat sequins and silver star shapes to it and sealed it up. The chunky glitter is really sticking to the pocket right over the Happy New Year, so it might be an idea to use an anti-static tool over the sentiment if you decide to try this. 

Overall, I love how this turned out, and how fun it is with a shaker card. I don't make that many, but who knows? Maybe that will change. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, have a wonderful New Years Eve and here's to a much better 2022! 

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica 

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