Friday 19 August 2016

Fun shaker card with masking and water colouring- with GD Deepti Stephens

Hello everyone! Sindhura here and I am so glad to introduce you to our lovely Guest Designer of the month- Deepti Stephens. To be honest, Deepti needs no introduction. She is well known for her fun, playful, CAS (Clean and Simple) style of card making. I love how effortlessly she uses bold and bright colours on her cards and make them look stunning.

Over to her...
Hello everyone! This is Deepti Stephens from Catchy Design and today I have the great pleasure to be the guest designer here for Lulupu. Lulupu was my like my first school when it comes to crafting, where I learnt so many things like photography, how to be organised etc. The things I learnt here helped me to build up my career! So I'm very happy to be here today! And today I'm going to show you how to make a Fun Shaker Card with Masking and Water-coloring techniques. Masking and stamping techniques are my all time favourites but recently I have fallen for die-cutting and water-coloring techniques also. This water-coloring technique is so therapeutic and ya! it is! ;)

For my project, I took a standard sized white card stock and another panel which is slightly smaller than the main card base. Then on to that panel, I went ahead and stamped the birds from My Heart Sings stamp set from Neat and Tangled with Archival Jet Black Ink. I took a thin copy paper and created masks and I used tombow removable adhesive to adhere the masks temporarily in place. Instead of a thin paper you could use a post it note or masking paper!

Once the stamping part was done I went ahead and water-colored the images with my favourite color distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard seed. I have been wanting to use these colors for such a long time and finally the time has come! yay! ;)

Once the panel was dry, I took a paper knife, cut small slits in the center and then took my scissors and fussy cut along the edges of the birds leaving a little white border! Then I flipped over the fussy cut panel and adhered an acetate from the packaging with the help of Tombow multi glue. 

Next I took a pattern paper form Studio Calico - Print Shop Collection and adhered it on to the main card base! Then stamped the sentiment from the same set with Archival Jet Black Ink. Then placed some sequins from my stash, and adhered the fuzzy cut panel on to card base with foam tape! And that's it, our super fun shaker card is ready!! :)


I have filmed a card processing video where I have shared a few tips, tricks and techniques along the way. You can watch the video here or at Lulupu's YouTube Channel, here.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. And thank you Lulupu and team for having me and it was nice to be here again. Thanks again! Bye.. :)

Thanks so much for accepting our invitation, Deepti! We wish you good luck for your future. 

That's all for today, friends. Watch this space for more inspiration. :)



  1. Such a cute & pretty shaker card Deepti.! Loved the bold colors <3

  2. Wonderful shaker card!! Love it!! :)
    Suchi xx

  3. WHat a Fun and cute Shaker card Deepti and very unique design too :)

  4. Beautiful shaker card Deepti :)


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