Thursday, 12 February 2015

Faceted Love U Card

Hello papercrafting folk!

Hope this post finds you in the happiest of crafty blurfing (a term that I only just learnt. Blog-surfing apparently) I have had moment to create something this evening as hubby was at soccer and Eva went to bed on time, and I couldn't care less if we have to dig through a pile of clean laundry to find work clothes AGAIN tomorrow- so I got crafty!

I have been wanting to do the Virginia's View Shaker Card Challenge this month, but wanted an idea for a different kind of shaker card… So, I decided to think about it and make one when I had something somewhat novel.

And then when I realised that Lil Inker had a new challenge up- I knew exactly what I would do.
And here is my card: 

Firstly, I apologise for the poor photo. I will probably re-shoot this and upload better ones when I get a chance to photograph them during the day- but I am working tomorrow and wont get round to it until later in the week, and I really wanted to post this! So here it is.

This card was a little tedious to make- but totally worth it! You first die cut about 5 cover up panels from plain ol' white cardstock. And using a craft knife, cut out all the lines within the heart shape that is 'hidden' in the design (isn't that fun?!). 

Here is a demo of what I mean


Then using one of them as a stencil, mask off the area around the heart using post-it tape and ink blend the aqua ink onto the main card base.

Now you can adhere all 5 cover up panels together to create the 'well' that will hold your sequins, and provide the support for the topmost layer of your card

Then you need to die cut the cover up die from gold cardstock and adhere that to a piece of acetate that measures the same if not slightly smaller than the panel. 

Next, place a few sequins onto the middle of your inked heart and adhere the layered up 'well' and acetate/foil panel over the top.  

I then used the Label Love set from Altenew to stamp the 'Love U' sentiment onto a bit of gold foil cardstock and cut it out and adhered it on. 

Simple really. ;)

Here's a close-up of the shaker bit in the middle. I think this card is a bit of a 'how'd she do that?' number. The recipient will kind of be amazed that the sequins don't run off all over the card front and only stay within the blue heart. They'd probably also figure out the mechanism after about 30 seconds, but to begin with at least, it's pretty cool. At least I think so :)

And, although these photos aren't as bright as my usual ones, I kind of like them… They pick up the mood of late night crafting for me.

Hope you likey,

Preeya xo


So here is a proper shoot of this card:

Tis quite pretty

 And one for cuteness sake. She is using the 'rolly machine' on her 'card'.

Thanks people!

 xo Pree


  1. Hi there. This is wonderful!!! I'm concerned shouldn't need a craft knife to cut out these pieces. The should fall right out after cutting this piece or just need a little thumb push. Email me at so we can talk more. Thank you!!!!

    1. Hi Laura,
      The die works fine, those pieces pop out very easily, just as they're meant to- I might have explained the process wrong- but I have added pics now to clarify what I meant! Sorry to alarm you! I love every thing I have ever bought from Lil Inker- great quality stuff!

  2. Another gorgeous card Preeya! You have inspired me and I'm now going to try it!

  3. It's brilliant Preeya, well worth all the effort!

  4. Wow--this is totally a 'how did she do that'?! card! Thank you so much for sharing the step by step process. You've inspired me to try this myself!! A fabulous and unique card!! Julia

  5. Such a gorgeous, ingenious card. I love the soft aqua with the gold and the irridescent sequins too.

  6. Preeya, your card is awesome!
    This "hidden" soft-colored heart with all the bright sequins... - Wow!

  7. This is super awesome card, Preeya. Love the soft feel & out of the box idea!

  8. There is really only one word to describe this, Pree: GENIUS!! Well, okay, also breathtaking!! Happy Valentine's Day and weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. WAY to think outside the box, Preeya!! LOVE your creativity!! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Shaker Cards” Challenge!

  10. This is so clever Preeya! I love how you used the die cut multiple times to allow room for your shaker elements! And your daughter is adorable using mommy's crafty supplies on her own project! <3 Congrats on your top 10 spot at Virginia's View!
    Nina-Marie :)

  11. Preeya, been meaning to get over here and to everyone who commented so kindly on my site for my card that used this die-- your comments were so wonderful. Thank you. And your take on the die, with the shaker and the colors (SWOON-- teal and gold), is just gorgeous. I've been a stranger to my own website and the crafting world the past 2 months, but am so glad you stopped by and hope you will again-- glad too that I found your work! xo