A Metro Just Because | By Desiree Kuemmerle

Hello Everyone!

Making a complex looking card is now easier than ever with the Metro Triangle Collage Die and you will not even break a sweat or waste your day!  LOL

So let’s give it a try!  I first gathered a piece of black card stock from my stash and trimmed it to 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in to cover my card base and made my die cut.  Removing those tiny pieces was a snap with this die but a pokey tool helped at times.  I set my panel aside and started my background panel to sit behind the die cut.  I pulled my distress oxides (candied apple, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade and twisted citron) and my mini blending tools and started blending at the bottom right of my panel. I did not need to cover the entire background, just focus on the area showing through my die cut. I also trimmed this to the same size as my black card stock.

I set this aside so it could dry and I went back to my original panel so I could add the acetate panel and LOTS of double sided foam tape, yup we are going to make a shaker card!  I filled the cavity in with some iridescent sequins just to add a little bit of shimmer and shine.  I did not fill this like I normally would, just wanted a hint of them shaking around in there.

Once filled I removed the release paper from the foam tape and adhered my blended background, you want to make sure your blended area is sitting in the same corner as your opening. Now ask me how I know to do this, LOL…  I used my tape runner to adhere my shaker panel to my standard A2 size top folding card base.

Now let’s work on our sentiment…  The sentiment I used for the front of my card comes from the ‘Just Because” Clear Stamp Set and it is Just Because.  I think it is always just the right thing to say to someone…  I prepped my card stock with my anti-static tool and stamped this using my vesamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder. I think black makes everything pop…

I also stamped a sentiment on the inside of my card from the same stamp set.  I chose ‘you are so special to me’…  I think it is the perfect pick me up who is having a trying day.

For some final accents I pulled out my NuVo drops in similar colors as my Oxides I used for my blended panel! You have now made a shaker card with a bit of pop!

If you want to see more details just click on the video below and see our project come together step by step! https://youtu.be/-wS_UjhpQgw

I hope you enjoyed today’s project…  Make sure you stay tuned for more wonderful projects coming soon!  Have a great day and always remember… Be Creative!





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