Monday, April 13, 2020

There's Always Room for Pie Card by April Guest Designer Jennifer Hartsgrove

Hello Krafty Friends! Welcome back to my second post as April’s Guest Designer for Newton’s Nook Designs. You know how much I love these products, especially their line of kitties! This week…lets talk pie! Newton believes there is always room for pie, and I must say, I totally agree!

I ended up making two slimline cards, with the same stamps. I changed up my frame a little for each. I wasn’t sure what I thought of the larger tan frame I made. So I decided to make a smaller one, and keep it white. (For the record my husband prefers the tan background, I prefer the white).

I stamped out images from “Newton’s Thanksgiving” and “Newton’s Kitchen” onto copic friendly cardstock. I didn’t use them all, but stamped out some extras for another project. For the images I used I colored with the following:

  • Newton’s Fur: Y35, Y38, YR15, and YR16. Ears: R2
  • Chef’s Hats: C00 and C0
  • Scarf: BG000, BG01, and BG02
  • Dishes: B21, B23, B24, and B26
  • Spoon Handle: E34 and E37
  • Dough: E51 and E34
  • Batter and Inside of Pie: E50 and E34
  • Pie Crust: E51, E53, and E55

I then used slimline dies to cut a frame for my shaker cards. I centered the three window die inside the stitched outline. Then ran it through my die cut machine.

For the tan frame I colored the whole thing with an E50 copic marker, then stamped it with the pie with Altenew’s inks in Caribbean Sky and Persian Blue. I also colored behind the windows on the backing, so the color would be uniform. For the white frame I used a smaller outside stitched die, and made another frame. Then I stamped the pie with Altenew’s, Arctic.

I created my shaker frames using foam tape around the borders, and in the middle areas, creating three chambers. Then I filled them with sequins, dew drops, and beads from my stash. For the first card, I missed the step of running some powder around the inside edges of the foam tape. But remembered on the second card, the powder helps keep the gems from sticking to the tape. Next, I adhered the back of my shaker card on the foam.

Then I added all my colored images onto the cards, making a story out of them.

I cut a piece of Craft Perfects Arctic Blue Cardstock 8.75″ x 7″ and scored at the 3.5″ mark for both cards. I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder for my inside sentiment. On the inside of the card, you see Newton stuffed with yummy pie!

I really enjoyed working on these cards, shakers are not my speciality, but I want to keep practicing them. I do love all the jewels and gems inside of them!

You can see that bottom card, has a smaller frame than the top. I like this because I like seeing the card base around the frame. Which do you prefer?

I've also created a video showing you how I created this card:

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Thanks again to Newton’s Nook Designs for having me this month, I can’t wait to see you all again next week! Until then stay home, stay safe and stay krafty!

- Jennifer (Katahdin Krafts)


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