Did you get something good for Christmas? The challenge this week at Classy Cards 'n Such is to use something new. I actually got this die a month ago but haven't gotten a chance to use it so it's new to me! I'm combining a couple of techniques here for a very fun card: in-laid die-cutting and a shaker card. The first thing I did was use the large stitched rectangle in MFT Blueprint 13. I then die-cut a smaller rectangle using a die from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. After removing the rectangle, I placed the Memory Box Virtuoso Music where I wanted to go inside the opening, making sure it went over the edge of the opening. Make sure you keep the extra little pieces to glue back in! I then die-cut the same music from both black and white card stock. I cut a piece of acetate ( I used the packaging from my Spellbinder dies) bigger than the opening. To make sure my shaker card will hold up being handled and not fall apart, I used Scor-tape (my favorite strong adhesive) to adhere the acetate to the back of front panel. I then glued the black music die-cut back into the front and then the white just a bit off on top of the black for a shadow effect.
I then glued the black music die-cut back into the front and then the white just a bit off on top of the black for a shadow effect. After everything dried, I flipped it over, added large foam tabs all around the opening, added a variety of bling and then sealed it with a sheet of card stock that I had colored with Distress Stains Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China.
Hope you like it and get a chance to try your hand at one!
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