Good morning Jillibean Soup fans! I know we all love how easy it is to make Jillibean Soup Shaker Cards, but let’s look at another way to use them to create beautiful window cards.
You can use any of the Jillibean Soup Shape Shaker card bases to make these fun and pretty cards, but my favorite by far are large circle shaped card bases. Give this same technique a try on other shaped bases, such as the tea cup or butterfly too! All you need are the card bases and some of your favorite Jillibean Soup stamps and inks.
I love the Latte Love stamp sent – all the pretty flowers and leaves in the stamp set are perfect for this technique. I like to use some distress ink and an ink blending tool to color the front of the card bases. It makes for a nice pop of color to the front of the card fronts. I like to open up the card and blend the ink on just the front of the card over a piece of scrap paper.
Now, you can fold the card back together and stamp a sentiment in the open area of the card front.
This gives you a great base to fill in the remaining area of the card front with some pretty designs! I like to start by stamping some larger designs onto scraps of paper and fussy cutting them to add some embellishments to the front of the card area.
We will start with a larger sized image and work our way smaller and smaller to fill up the empty area of the card front.
Changing up your ink colors also makes the card more unique and visually pleasing too! Add in leaves or other shapes that fill in empty areas.
Start with the larger areas to fill in and work your way into smaller and smaller designs. Once you are happy with your filled in area, trace a very light line around the inside of your card front and open up the card.
Now, we are going to work a little more on our design – this time from the inside! To maintain the shape inside of the card, use scraps of paper – even post it notes, to block off the area around the traced design.
Fill in the area in the card with more stamping, overlapping onto the scraps of paper.
When you are happy with your design, remove your scrap papers
You can add more stamping around the outer edge of the open area of your card front. Leafy stamps are perfect for filling in these areas, and helps bloom your design to another level! You can cover any of your already stamped images with scraps to ensure you don’t stamp over them and ruin any of your earlier handiwork.
How easy was that! Here is how it looks on another shape shaker card front:
I hope you will give this a try – each of the shape shakers have such a unique look, you can create so many easy window cards using them!
Window Cards by Nicole Nowosad
Clear Stamps: Lotta Latte, Bohemian Brew
other: Ink and gems