Who doesn’t  love a Rainbow!   and a carnival.  This card is my presentation for the Seasonal Scene Building class in my #AECP journey.  I had to think hard about scene building as most of my stamps are floral and sentiments – but then I remembered these 2 stamps in my “mini” collection.  The Carousel and Ferris Wheel mini stamps are just a couple of many fun but inexpensive stamps from Altenew.  (Now that I am looking, I see quite a few more I want to get!)

So I decided to do a carnival shaker card.  I was thinking this would be one of my hardest lessons to tackle, but once I thought about it –  it was really fun and came together relatively easy.  I knew it would require some masking, so I went ahead and stamped out both of the main pieces on some Post-It full sticky sheets.  Another great use for cut out masks is to lay out your scene before actually stamping it.  You can move the pieces around to see where you want to stamp.   I had used my rectangle die to draw an outline so I would stay in the area I would be showing.  After stamping my 3 pieces on a card base of Neenah Solar White 110 lb,  I used another mask to blend in the colors for the sky and ground. The inks used in blending were cloud:  Sea Glass & Ocean Waves / ground: Parrot & Frayed Leaf.  I have a great stencil from Simon Says Stamp for cloud designing.  The carousel and Ferris wheel were colored with the rainbow colors in my copics collection.  Once the scene was built, I went through my papers to find an appropriate background (rainbow of course).

Rather than using pop dots or foam tape, I reached for my double sided thick foam sheets.   I cut down to 4 x 5 1/4 , just under the size of my rainbow cover sheet.  I then used my rectangle die to cut the cover sheet, then the foam – centering both.  Some clear acrylic was glued to the back of the cover sheet and then I peeled the liner from one side of the foam and lined it up to the cover sheet.  I did put a little talc around the foam edges to keep the seeds from sticking.

I gathered the rainbow seeds and tiny rhinestones from my sequin stash and placed it in the middle of the scene.  This little plastic triangle makes it easy to mix and also to capture the beads in a small area.  I peeled the other liner from the foam and lined up the cover panel and pressed it down.  Lots of shaking going on with this card!


And that is it for today’s card.  I used the “celebrate you!” sentiment on the front so that this card could be used for multiple occasions.  To be decided when needed.

I will be seeing you soon.  Two more topics to go in this series!

Hugs – Mary Kay

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  1. That is adorable. I have both of those and never used because I couldn’t come up with something I liked. I am going to CASE yours for a card for my niece.

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  2. What a clever idea to use both the tiny stamps together. And they do match too! This is such a fun card and who doesnt love shaker cards!
    I would also like to point out that you have already submitted a project for Celebrations: Stencil Techniques. This is more fit for Season Scene Building. I think you mixed it up. I am going to mark your “Season Scene Building” as complete. Please change the title of your course in the blog post so there is no mix up later on. If it’s not clear, you can email me at 🙂
    Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in the AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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