These two cards were made for two little girls, and I wanted to make them similar since the little girls are twins, but not too similar so that they were getting the same card.
The first thing I did was create cute characters for each card. I used a cute elephant from the Wplus9 “Unforgettable” stamp set, and a little kitty from My Favorite Things “I Knead You” stamp set. I coloured them with my Spectrum Noir markers and die cut them. Next I stamped my birthday sentiments, in Ranger Clear Embossing Ink, and used Wow Gold embossing powder. The sentiment on the banner is from Simon Says Stamp “Birthday Celebration” stamp set. The sentiment from the elephant card is from the “Unforgettable” set from Wplus9. For the cat card I made a banner so that it looked like the cat was holding it up, and I used the banner from Mama Elephant “Basic” die set. The scallop border was also created with the scallop from this Mama Elephant “Basic” die set.
I made both of these to be fun birthday shaker cards! So I used some craft foam which had some adhesive on one side, and I die cut that with the top layer. I then cut out a circle from the center of the foam (using Simon Says Stamp “stitched circles” dies) and the top layer which would be where our sequins and confetti would go. Next I cut out a piece of clear acetate which would be the window holding the sequins in the card. I layered the acetate under our top cardstock layer, glued that down, then applied the foam piece and made sure that was glued down well.
On the card base, I blended some Ranger Distress Ink. Colours used were Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry. Since I did not use a white card base, the colours turned out darker than expected. I also stamped a few hearts with Versamark ink and embossed it with Wow Gold embossing powder. Now the card was ready for the little confetti! I found this awesome confetti at Walmart! The confetti was placed on the card base right over where the hole would be. I then applied the glue to the back of the foam piece and placed that down over top of the card base.
Here is what the finished cards turned out to look like! The girls loved them!