Hello friends! It's Jennifer here today on the blog to share some easy Valentine's Day Acrylic cards I created using two of the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes! The techniques I used are simple
to follow along and I'm going to include them for each card!
For card #1, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 piece of acrylic from the 12x12 Acrylic Clear Craft Sheet. Then using my applicator, I applied a fun bright pearlized pink alcohol ink to the surface. I set aside to allow my ink to dry while working on my shaker, the Envelope Mini Shaker Shape.
First, I painted the top chipboard frame along with the edges of the middle two frames with light pink chalk paint. Chalk paint is not necessary...I just liked the color and it dries quickly!
Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker. I cut away excess paper with my scissors followed by using my x-acto knife and sanding tool.
I adhered my two middle chipboard frames and then added my chunky glitter. I chose bright colors that matched my patterned paper. Next I adhered my acrylic overlay.
Before adhering my top chipboard frame, I applied a light coat of crackle paste to the paint to give it some dimension. I helped drying time by using my heat tool. Last, I was ready to adhere my top chipboard frame. My entire shaker was affixed to my card using the Beacon Adhesive.
For Card #2, I used the Lava Lamp Mini Shaker Shape as the main star of my project. I assembled my shaker in the usual manner but did add die cut shapes to the center using pop dots before adhering my acrylic overlay.
For my acrylic background I used three different bright colors of alcohol ink and blended them together.
Once my alcohol ink was dry, I flipped over my acrylic and created a background using small stamps and black StazOn ink.
Here is the final result! The inside sentiment says "All You Need is Love Love Love"!
Thank you for reading today! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, brads: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt, Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook.com; alcohol ink: Ranger; pigment ink: Tsuneiko; stamps: Mama Elephant, Catherine Pooler Designs; glitter: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, mini wood clothes pin