Thursday, August 18, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi all!  It's Lorraine here (Created by Lorraine) sharing a fun sequin shaker card using Neat & Tangled's Big Top Birthday stamps and dies.

To make this card, I first stamped the bear, banner, hat, and sweets on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used the Big Top Birthday dies to cut out the images.  For the background, I masked off the sides of my card base and blended distress inks (Tim Holtz peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade) onto the card base.

For the shaker feature of this card, I die cut a circle in my card panel, glued a piece of acetate over the circle, and then added an insane amount of foam adhesive all over.

My favorite part of the process: I spread a mix of sequins to the card base and then removed the backs of the foam tape from the card panel.  (Make sure that the sequins are confined to the space that will eventually be enclosed within the foam tape)

Next, I carefully placed the card panel on the card base which had the sequins on them.  An important step at this point is to press the card panel down firmly, especially the strips of tape that go around the shaker window.  This will help to ensure that the sequins won't get stuck on the tape after the card is shaken.

To finish off the card, I glued the banner and then adhered the bear and all the sweets with foam tape. A close up...

Yes, shaker cards do take more time than most cards...and if you're a messy cardmaker like me, making them requires some extra clean-up time:)  But, I think the extra effort is worth it.  Thank you for taking a look.