Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Shake shake shake it baby!

Hello again,

I was Guest posting on the Lulupu blog a while ago, celebrating their 3rd birthday! I had shared how to make shaker cards, so I thought of posting it here on my blog as well. So let's go...its a picture heavy post though...

 Let me take you along as I create not one but two shaker cards.

I started with two, because I wasn't sure how I wanted to go with I played with both the cards and it may go from one card to another, but I'm sure you will get there in the end, and hopefully not confused by it! Let's do the shake it shake it baby!

I started with a cake...stamped it in Archival ink and colored with my distress inks. The stamp is from Hampton arts and comes with a fabulous pennant stencil.

So now, I'm creating a background for my shaker card. I masked the cake with a post-it cut out.

The great part about this pennant stencil, is that it is SELF ADHESIVE..yes you read that right, no need to add masking tape to secure it down. Just peel and paste it on your work surface and you are good to go. Once you are done, just paste it back on the backing and it safe and secure!

I used two shades of distress inks to create my pennants..,shabby shutters and mowed lawn. (Please excuse that washi tape on my inkpads...I usually stick them on the inkpads after using stencils)

So this is what we get. Now this is where I went a little hay wire. I jumped from this background to the next card. Please forgive me for that. But here is where we start making the shaker component of our card.

This is my second card.. I simply masked off the edges with a 1 inch masking tape and used the pennant stencil to create a background. For the shaker window, I'm using a card piece which is slightly smaller than the background. You can use the same size card piece too, in this case
4 1/4 x5 1/2.
Using my exacto , I cut off an area in the center to create my window.
TIP - You can use your square dies, oval dies, rectangle dies, word dies etc., to create fancy looking windows too.

 Now, cut a piece of transparency the same size as your window piece, (you can use Vellum too).
Run some red tape/score tape down the sides of the window. Peel off the tape and adhere your transparency/acetate to the back to the window piece.
Dry glue is always better with glossy surfaces like vellum or transparency.

 Over the transparency, we are now going to create a space for the shaker confetti!! So use double sided foam tape and add it around your window frame.
Keep it 1/4 inch away from the edge of the window, you don't want the foam showing through.

The most important part I feel for a shaker card when you are using double sided foam tape, is to make sure the confetti does not stick to the sides of the foam, which is usually sticky. 

I love love my new EK Success powder tool...just run the brush tip along the inside sides of the foam tape and your confetti will never stick to the tape! I even brush it across the inside of the transparency so there is no static on the plastic.

I picked up some number confetti and just took all the number 3 from it...
and I glued a few on the transparency too!!

Remove the foam backing and stick your window piece on the background and your shaker card is done.

Now to embellish the card and ready it up!!

showing the scattered confetti

So here is my finished card...I took the 2nd  birthday cake (scroll back to the first picture) fussy cut it and glued it to the window.
Took a piece of vellum and gold embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.
Stamped and fussy cut balloons, added twine. To finish up the balloons, I added Wink of stella in clear and glossy accents over the balloons!

The whole piece is glued on a black card base.

The piece which I abandoned in the 3rd step, here's how I finished that too..

scattered stars confetti

Here I took the window piece and stamped stars over it...stamped 3 balloons from the Hampton Arts set and fussy cut them.
Heat embossed sentiment on vellum, with Gold embossing powder and hid the glue behind the balloons!
On the right, is how the confetti shakes out!!
Again, this whole window was glued to a black card base!

And we are done!! If you are still with me, Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

List of supplies,
Cardstock - White - Brustro 200 gsm
Black Cardstock - Local
Inks - Distress inks -Mowed lawn, shabby shutters, picked raspberry, salty ocean
          Archival Jet black
          Ranger dye inks - Electric lime, Caribbean Coast, Classic Cherry
Ranger Queen's gold Embossing powder
Stamps - Hampton Art birthday stamp, Simon Says Stamp - Clear Birthday ballons,
Hero Arts - birthday messages
Ek Success Powder tool, Olfa cutting knife, Tim holtz ruler, Tim Holtz non stick scissors, Wink of stella, Glossy accents.
Black Baker's twine


Thank you for taking time to appreciate my work!

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