Spring is never far off in California, but I remember yearning for the first blooms of spring when I lived in the midwest and northeast. Those hardy little crocuses that find a way to push through the snow were the inspiration for this shaker card.
I started by cutting my card front using the brand new Stitched Mats from Lil’ Inker Designs: Dual Stitched Rectangles and Dual Stitched Squares. The largest die in the new rectangles set cuts a full-size A2 card front, complete with LID’s signature stitching. And the smaller dies in both sets add stitching to the outside of the cuts, allowing you to make stitched openings. I’m so happy Laura decided to revisit these shapes to add the dual-stitching we’ve come to love in the Lil’ Inker circles, stars, and other die shapes, because now I can have adorable little square and rectangle shaker windows! I filled mine with a snowy spring scene, with masked snow banks, a watercolor flower, a sponged sky, and kosher salt snow. Add in my favorite sentiment from Spring Sentiments and you’ve got a sweet little card.