Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pick-me-up Shaker Card

Today, I am sharing with you my take on a shaker card.  It is Mary-Ann here, and I am excited to share this card with you.  It was super fun and quite easy to make. 

 I started with an yellow A2 base 4 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I cut a piece of yellow, a blue piece of pattern paper and a piece of white cardstock the same size as my card front.

The white is used as a precaution.  I wanted to make sure I made the correct cut.  I used a 3 1/2 inch circle punch.  You could use the large Spellbinder Circle dies if you have them on hand.  I cut close to the left side leaving room for my balloons.  I placed the white on top of the blue and punched again in the exact same spot.  Set the white aside.  I placed a 4x4 piece of acetate behind the open circle securing with regular tape.  At this point, I stamped the girl with the balloons, colored with pencils and fussy cut it out.  I re-stamped the balloon section, cut out a few random balloons and raised them with Kool-Tac Foam Tape for dimension and placed them on the original balloon.  I tucked her body behind the lower left and had the balloons sticking out over the top right as shown in the completed card.

I turned this upside down and backed the entire papered area with foam tape.  Being careful to make sure that around the circle edge, each piece touches the other to ensure no sequins will fall through.  Add a generous amount of sequins atop of the acetate.  These can be full of static when atop of acetate, so before you add them, you can wipe the acetate with a dryer sheet to remove the static.  It really works.  Now remove the foam backing and apply the yellow to it.  At this point, I doodled around the circle.  Then I added the black tape around all of the edges, trimming the extra off.  With a generous amount of Scrap-Happy glue, add this shaker section to the front of the card base.

Hope you will try your hand at making a shaker!  See you soon.

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM: It's A New Year "One Day at a Time" stamp set Included in your kit
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM - It's a New Year - Fancy Pants Design "True Friend"
Ink:  VersaFine, Black marker
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue,  Kool Tac Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM (sequins)
Tools:  Fine Tip Scissors 3 1/2 circle punch, colored pencils, blender pen

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