Posts Tagged ‘shaker card’

Tuesday with Tara {take 309} blowing hugs

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

I know… that’s not how it works, we don’t blow hugs. We blow kisses… but my challenge word today is “BLOW” and my card is sending hugs, so it is what it is.

This card really feels to me like a comedy of errors.  Every step seemed to turn into a hot mess and yet somehow, I cleaned it up a bit and made a card.  All those errors were exhausting though!  LOL.

My mission was to use the Alcohol Ink Air Blower, since it was a new tool in my stash that I hadn’t used yet.  I had aspirations to share some fabulous technique with you and even attempted to record a video… but I hit a few bumps along the way.  The first of those being that I have no idea where my alcohol inks are right now.  Once I gave up on finding them (I’ve got an inner ear infection right now and “looking high & low” just makes me dizzy!) it occurred to me that I could try blowing some of my spray inks!

I selected my Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays since they are less absorbent than some of my others and I knew they would move around on the papers well.  It’s been a while since I played with them, so I had to re-learn a few things (like how they don’t work too well for smooshing two papers together to transfer ink!) but I finally started to figure them out and came up with this.  I’ve also got a whole pile of backgrounds that are ready to be transformed another day!

For this card, I simplified and skipped the color blending- working with just the Lemon Gloss Spray.  I poured a small puddle on a piece of white Cardstock and used the blowing tool to spread it out into a splatter design.  I was planning to use the Twiggy HUGS I had die cut from metallic orange card stock, so I knew yellow was a good choice! Once the paint was partially dried, I added some splatters of the Magenta Gloss Spray on top.  You can see where the colors blended together in some spots giving a bit of orange to the design.  These sprays really pop, and give off more gloss depending how thick they are painted!

I die cut a large stitched rectangle panel so I could mount it onto a white card base.  When I played around with the placement of the word, it just didn’t seem like quite enough (even with the addition of the sentiment duo by Heffy Doodle). Then I remembered the stitched circle from the Picket Fence Slimline die set, and decided to turn it into a shaker card.

This is where I had more of a hot mess… as I’m sure you can see by all the wrinkles (aka texture) in my shaker window!  I wanted to do a simple pocket style shaker, so I reused some packaging from one of my clear stamp sets.  I got the brilliant idea to seal the edges with my hair straightener (since I haven’t been using it on my hair with all the humidity lately!) and if I was a bit more patient it probably would have been a brilliant idea.

  • What I did right: place the plastic pocket between pieces of paper so that the plastic wouldn’t melt onto my straightener.
  • What I did wrong: forget to turn down the heat once it finally warmed up.

I doubt I need to say much more than that… since you can clearly see that things got a little too hot and got all wrinkled up on me!  So much for straightening, eh? LOL

I was pretty tired of the mess I was making at this point, so I decided to just go with it and share my lessons learned with you!  I did manage to keep it together when I stamped my sentiment on vellum and left it overnight to dry.  (I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink).  I finished it off with some sequins and a touch of Studio Katia bling, and overall I like it.  Maybe I’ll try it again and work out some of those wrinkles… If nothing else, I hope my hot mess makes you smile!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

World’s Simplest Shaker Card

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Hey, Hey!  It’s Chala here for your Funday Sunday blog post! Today I thought I would share the world’s simplest shaker card.  No need for foam tape or struggling with getting your shaker elements into that tiny little well you had to create.

All you are going to need is your favourite shaped die cut (I will be using Memory Box’s Large Circle Burst Die) a clear baggie or plastic packaging, Scor-Tape and some shaker elements such as sequins. However, you can use almost anything or create your own shaker bits!

Here is the video to see how I created the world’s simplest shaker card.  Enjoy!https://youtu.be/a3Z3zUMLjJg

           https://youtu.be/a3Z3zUMLjJg         

Happy Crafting!

~ Chala xoxo

Wine With Friends

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Normally, Saturday is a great time to enjoy wine with friends; unfortunately, these days we can’t do that. *sad face* It seems that right now, practically everywhere in the world is on lockdown, so today’s card is for the friends we can’t visit. Yes – that is the reason behind why I chose today’s word prompt to be ‘friends’ for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge!

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

If you haven’t already joined the Daily Challenge, I hope that you’ll consider it! Each day there is a new word prompt, to use as a jumping off point for your project. Simply share your card/project in the Facebook Challenge Page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE.  At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! That’s a lot of goodness you can get for yourself.

WINE WITH FRIENDS

I’ve combined some ‘old with new’ for this card; a new Lavinia stencil, with an older MFT Shaker die.  It’s been so long since I’ve made a shaker card, I really had to think about it! Especially because I discovered that I had run out of the Shaker inserts for this die.

Wine with Friends

I like the stenciled background, and how the sequins appear to be bubbles, floating out of the glass! I figure it’s been a while since I’ve shared a glass with friends, so we should make it champagne, aka sparkly wine!

CARD DETAILS

I decided to make a slimline card, just because I like using the new Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System.  First, cut 2 pieces of white cardstock with the inside layer die. On one of the pieces, apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink through the Lavinia Stamp Pods stencil.  Next, use the MFT Wine Glass Shaker Die to die cut the glass shape from the stenciled paper. Die cut another glass from dark pink cardstock.  Create your shaker, using the Gina K.  Clear Quartz Solid sequins. Use foam tape to attach the top stenciled/die cut layer to the 2nd piece of white cardstock. Now, attach the card front to a dark pink card base.

Next, stamp the sentiment from the MFT Good Time to Wine stamp set. I wanted to layer the sentiment on 2 strips, so stamped the first part, then masked off the stamp to ink the 2nd half of the sentiment. Next, die cut the 2 sentiments, and attach them to the card front with foam tape or squares.

Finally, glue on some extra sequins, for the ‘bubbles’.

Wine With Friends

In the photo above, you can see the added dimension of the sequins, shaker and sentiment strips. The stencil is a great way to add a background & more depth, without adding a physical layer.

SUPPLIES

Don’t forget to create and share your project for today’s prompt of ‘friends’, and/or any other day! Hopefully, we’ll all be able to have wine with friends in person, soon. Until then, have fun creating!

Wine with Friends

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