Happy Twin Day!

Hi!  So, my birthday is coming up the day after Valentine’s Day and I wanted to make a special card for my twin sister!  She is only a minute older than me but I definitely look up to her as my big sister.  I value her opinions and guidance more than anyone else in the world.  I am so lucky to have her in my life and was unbelievably blessed to grow up as a twin!  See below for a pic of us as young ‘uns with these huge cheeses on our face.

Hsieh Twins!

She has been so supportive of my papercrafting obsession and since shaker cards are her favorite, I thought this would be perfect!

Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars

See below for steps to reproduce:

  1. Create an A2 card base out of Neenah Solar White 110lb. Cardstock
  2. Cut a frame out of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock using Mama Elephant Basic Set Creative Cuts
  3. Stamp the twins using the Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, color with Copic Markers (E000/E01, E00/E02, C05/C07/C09), paper-piece the dresses with Lawn Fawn Lets Polka Patterned Paper and fussy cut
  4. Stamp the sentiment using the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Happy Stamp Set and selectively ink “twin” from the Mama Elephant Merry Greetings Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  5. Stamp the balloons using the Mama Elephant Balloon Et Cetera Stamp Set with Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Soft Granite)
  6. Use a mask to create a little hill for the twins to stand on with Hero Arts Soft Sky Shadow Ink
  7. Embellish the card/Fill the shaker with assorted Pretty Pink Posh (6mm Watermelon, 6mm Marigold, 6mm Charcoal, 6mm Sparkling Clear4mm Sparklng Clear) and Doodlebug Sequins (Lily White)
  8. Adhere the card together using some foam tape (I doubled up on the foam tape for this card so that there is more room to shake!) and double-sided adhesive
    1. Tip: Use a powder tool on the inside of the shaker and along the edge of the foam tape to reduce static and prevent the sequins from sticking to the borders
  9. Give your brother/sister a call for no reason other than to talk after shaking this card!!

I will be submitting this card to Virginia’s View Challenge #12 – Shaker Cards.

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