This week's freebie is a Ladybug Balancing Act available at Designed2Delight digital stamps. For my design, I made a flower shaker card. I've been wanting to make a shaker card and I finally made one! The sentiment is from TlcCreations. Here's my card:
To make this, I colored the ladybugs, stem, leaves and grass and paper-pieced the flower on the first layer. Before attaching the second layer of the flower and ladybugs, I had to make the shaker container for the flower center. I did this by cutting a strip of peach board paper, glued the ends together like a ring. The thickness of the ring should be about the same height of the foam adhesives to be used for the ladybugs for equal dimensions. I then glued the ring to the first layer and fill it with seed beads. I used only few beads so they will move around when I shake the card. To make the window cover of the shaker, I paper-pieced another flower, cut the center and cover it with plastic transparency at the back. I then glued it to the ring. For the ladybugs, I cut 3 images sans the antennae and legs and stick with foam adhesives.
Peach board paper
Designer paper- Gina K Designs neapolitan set
Promarkers: R738,G457,G159, Shale
Peach seed beads