July 21, 2016
We made this shaker card at class last week using the SU Seaside Shore stamp set. To make the shaker mechanism, I used a sandwich of acetate, thin fun foam with a circle cut out, sand inside (a scant 1/2 t.), and another piece of acetate over top. I used Tombow glue to put it together and let it sit overnight to assure a good seal. I made the circle on the outside of the card a tad smaller than the circle in the fun foam.
Here is the inside:
Tip: You can find an inexpensive bag of sand in the floral department of craft stores:)
Thanks for buzzing by…
Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 107
is “Out in the Woods.”
I was so taken with my friend Tara Bourgoin’s shaker card on the Friday Mashup a few weeks ago- you can see it HERE. Her card inspired me to make one myself. I changed it up by adding a few more birdies, embossing the panel with Decorative Dots EF to create falling snow, and adding some Soft Sky marker accents on the snow drifts and around the sentiment. I decorated the inside of the card inspired by some of my gals who did it at class last week. I added SU Dazzling Diamonds and Frosted Sequins to the inside of my shaker circle. I used Cherry Cobbler Blendabiliities to color the birdies and used the same color for the cardstock and sentiment.
I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch to cut out the circle on the front panel after I embossed it. I then turned it over and put adhesive around the circle and adhered a 2″ square piece of acetate. I then stamped the snowman in the middle of a 2″ circle and adhered a 1 1/4″ shaker frame leaving the top adhesive covering in place. Since the shaker frames come in different sizes you can go up to the largest size but will need to add a little more glitter/sequins items to the shaker frame.
After adhering the shaker frame, add some shaker stuff like glitter, sequins, or beads to the inside of the shaker frame. You can be generous with the glitter since it does sink down to the bottom of the circle. After the glitter/sequins are added, carefully remove the adhesive covering and adhere the embossed panel with the acetate attached onto the shaker frame. Make sure the snowman is standing upright- I learned from experience after my snowman was standing on his head!
This card was SUPER quick to make! I just love how easy it is to stamp with the photopolymer stamps especially when creating a scene. However, I hate it when I do not see a little piece of lint that seems to cling to the photopolymers more than red rubber, and then I stamp with it and see it on the image! So, I have found that rinsing my photopolymers under running water after I use them patting them with a lint free cloth keeps them lint free.
Lisa LOVES animals so her challenge for us at the Friday MashUp # 175
this week has an animal theme.
She is also shaking it up with a Shaker Card MashUp challenge.
Create a Project using “Animals.”
Create a “Shaker card” project.
Mash it up! and create a “Shaker Card with an Animal.”
I did have a fun time coming up with this card and mashing it up. It is so bright in person but I had some trouble getting a good photo of it. Oh what fun it was pulling out the Coastal Cabana sequins from the container and three of those little buggers got caught on my sticky stuff and no way to get them loose! Hahaha!
Stamps: SU Something for Baby with Coordinating Framelits
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Pumpkin Pie
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Fresh Prints DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU In Color 2012-2104 Sequins, SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU 1 3/4″ and 2 1/2″ Circle Punches, Nestabilities Circle Die, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
I used the Jaydee’s sketch challenge at the Paper Players # 210 this week to make this card for a special little someone.