A Capybara Party with Davina

March 27, 2024

A Capybara Party with Davina

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, with some slimline shaker card goodness. I loved the fun celebration theme of this latest release from Mama Elephant, and all of the balloons and cute critters. I wanted to make a shaker card using one of the new standalone die sets called Round Balloon Shaker CC , and I thought it would be nice to line up a few smaller ones on a slimline card base, and combine the Capybara Party stamps with it.

I cut my slimline base using the Slim Card Basics CC dies, and carefully marked where i wanted to place my balloons. I cut the balloon shape out 3 times and reserved the decorative pierced portion. I cut a second slimline base and lined it with pretty mint colored paper. Next, I created a frame with foam tape around the patterned paper portion, including two supports between the balloons. I filled the frame with lots of sequins, iridescent stars and pastel clay confetti. 

I gave the reserved die cut balloons pieces a quick coloring using a light minty COPIC marker, then glued them back into place on top of acetate, creating the windows. Then I carefully applied the top portion directly over the sequin filled frame. I was fortunate that it went on perfectly because I have had some mishaps in the past. Next, I mounted my shaker frame onto a scalloped layer (also from the Slim Card Basic CC die set) that I cut from a darker shade of minty cardstock. 

I stamped my images onto Bight White Neenah Solar Crest cardstock and gave them a very light pastel coloring that matched the confetti sequins. I added a few white highlights and my signature dots to the images before adhering them onto my scene. I felt as though it needed a little something extra to fill the negative space, so I created a small layered banner using the backside of the patterned paper, some stripes, and a glittery star. 

I really love how simple and pretty this turned out  and nothing beats a shaker card for excitement. I especially like how the teeny iridescent stars stay clinging to the acetate in the windows, so even if the other bits are at the bottom of the balloons, the little stars are still distributed all over. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope this project brings a smile to your day,


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