Welcome to today’s post in which I used the new Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die and the Boba Shaker Combo die. I had a crazy vision to make shaker boba teas that also moved on the card. Using the My Favorite Things Twist and Turn Interactive die set and Rachel Alverado’s tutorial here, I made a double twist and turn shaker slimline card.
First I ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar, tattered rose and antique linen on a slimline card base that had been cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panel die set. I cut another panel from vellum to give the front of the panel a softer feel.
To keep this post brief, I’ll say that I used Rachel’s tutorial to set up the inside of the card as shown in the photo below. I doubled up on all the die cuts to make sure everything was sturdy, so I die cut the entire mechanism 4 times out of Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock. I also created an extra long pull tab to accommodate the slimline size. It is important to set up the entire mechanism before adding any foam tape to the panel- you want to see where the pieces move so that the foam tape doesn’t impede the mechanism in any way. You have to use a double layer of foam tape to accommodate the entire mechanism.
Next I stamped, die cut and copic colored the images from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die. For the shakers I die cut each tea shaker image 6 times (24 total), 1 acetate cover (4 total) and 1 complete tea cup outline (4 total) which I glued together with connect glue, the top most layer I colored with copics (R20, R00, Y21 and YR21) because I didn’t have the appropriate color cardstock. To make it extra glittery, I put some Glitter Kiss glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss over the colored shaker pieces. Once each shaker component was put together, I adhered it to the underlying mechanism with a strong adhesive foam dot.
I adhered the entire slimline panel to a card base of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches. When you pull the tab the cups move!
Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you to Rachel Alvarado for such a wonderful tutorial!