Big Hugs-Simon Hurley & Spellbinders

I have been creating quite a few cards with the Big Hugs Stamp & Die set from Simon Hurley & Spellbinders. It is such a versatile set for all occasions. Today, I thought I would share one with you.

To start this card I stamped the focal image of the cat and Celebrate sentiment from the set. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder. I then heat-embossed it. I then colored the cat image with alcohol markers. I wanted a rainbow cat…..don’t judge me! I know it’s not your typical cat but it makes my heart happy and that’s what card making is about for me!

Next, I cut my panels. The black panel measures 4.25″ x 5.5″. The white panel measures 3.75″ x 5″. The card base is an A2 top folding card base. I then cut a circle from the white card base (don’t toss the circle we will use this!)

Now, emboss the white panel. I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder from Gina K Designs. It is probably one of my most used folders. Now line up the embossed panel on the black panel. Leave equal margins on all sides. Add glue to the back of the circle and place it in the cutout. Don’t glue the embossed panel, just the circle. Remove the embossed panel.

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To the back of the embossed panel adhere a piece of acetate over the hole. Then add foam tape all around the circle cut out. Place some shaker elements onto the circle and then remove the foam tape backers and carefully adhere it on top. This creates your shaker element.

But what fun is JUST a shaker? It’s even more fun if you add a little more shake. So I added a wobbler to the rainbow cat and adhered it on top of the acetate. I added foam tape to the sentiment and placed it right below the shaker element. It is so FUN and makes me giggle every time it wobbles.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did! Thank you so much for stopping by. If you want to purchase this set from Spellbinders after watching it, please use the links included in this post. They provide me with a very small commission but it does help keep the cost of my blog down.

I appreciate all of you! Happy card-making!

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