Pamela West Dragonfly Shaker Card Workshop


Today`s workshop is how to make the Dragonfly Shaker card using the Pamela West cd by Joanna Sheen

1. Take your image and print out 6 images of the Dragonfly the same size – this has been done using the snapshot tool on the page the image is on and pasting it onto a blank word page and copy again – instructions on how to use the feature is on the cd`s ( remember to save the image encase you need more of this size for later )

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2. Also print the backing paper too – Cut the topper out and then wprk downwards missing off the frame then some again but then cut out around the leaves and dragonfly – then I have cut the dragonfly and then the wings and flowers – to embellish the card I also decoupaged 2 more dragonflies and wings to enhance the design

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3. Matt the largest image onto gold mirri – and then build up the decoupage – then add the wings to the 2 other dragonflies – this is the photo the design came from as I liked the feel of the 2 together – so thought what else can I have to balance the design and having just made a shaker card thought it would be perfect

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4. Now take one of the images – or print another one off – cut around the edge of the frame and then inside the frame too – cut each side of the frame at 2.5 cm`s and then have a slightly smaller section making sure then dragonfly is in the centre – so this piece would be around 4.6cm`s and slightly trimmed top and bottom

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5. Take a piece of mirri card and on the reverse draw around the inner section of the frame

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6. Now take the other piece of frame and join up the rectangle doing the same as you have just done

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7. Now cut out on the outer side of the line – the one nearer the edge of the card so it won`t be seen underneath the frame – but as the frame is thin don`t cut to far from the line

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8. Turn the mirri over and now add the frame to the inner edge – making sure the 2 section meet top and bottom

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9. Now cut a 5mm border around the edge of the frame

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10. Place your image underneath this frame to see it fits well – now you need to add the shaker part using foam tape etc – here are full instructions on a previous workshop

 workshop on how to make a shaker should you need it

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11. So here is the finished shaker – just embellish with some roses – the frame was cut down in this way to keep it the same height as the topper but having a large shaker the same size I felt wouldn`t have worked – hence the need to make it narrower

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12. Take an A3 sheet of card and add your backing paper onto gold mirri and then this onto the base card – I have done this using foam tape – then add some mounted antique gold stardream card to which you then add the topper on the left hand side and then the shaker to the right – then you would add the 2 dragonflies in between the two and that is your card complete

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Thanks for sharing in today`s workshop

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And funny enough this months card in the Monthly advice page is the same design – the workshop was made when I did the original card and lots seemed like it so I thought it would be nice for this months card along with a craft goodie bag and have your question answered too

So please enter the October Advise Page with a chance to win the card , goodies and question answered by step by step form

Last months advice page has all the info  September WINNER information here

In a new twist to the page i`m going to try and answer more of the problems even if they are not the winning number , sadly without a prize but with the hope the answer will help you – that way hopefully a lot more questions will be resolved

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3 thoughts on “Pamela West Dragonfly Shaker Card Workshop

  1. wow suzanne , this is another amazing card from you , so pretty , thanks for sharing your workshops with us all
    carol x

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