Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sequin card challenge - Winnie & Walter 3rd birthday bash


Hello crafty friends,

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Today I’m playing along with Kate's sequin challenge for the month long Winnie & Walter 3rd birthday bash.  There are 10 challenges and this is my 5th and 6th card so far!  First up is the bunny themed shaker card.  Further down is the big window shaker card where the entire card is a shaker. 

If you've arrived here randomly, you can check out Kate's challenge here.


BUNNY SHAKER CARD

This simple shaker card was made using what I call the hugging bunnies stamp (plus some of the hearts in the set) from the “Welcome to the family” stamp set.  I plan to use this set for Easter cards and definitely for some baby shower cards coming up.



Side note about photo (the “fur” is faux)

To keep the shaker element the bigger focal point for this card, I used a 3 ¾ “ X 5”  piece of aqua colored cardstock for the top panel.  Next I cut an oval shape (to give the impression of an egg) at the top for the shaker window and stamped the bunnies with Versamark ink.  I then added white embossing powder and heat set it.

I cut a piece of thick craft foam a little smaller than the aqua piece and the oval shape using a craft knife to provide support to the top panel and leave plenty of room for the beautiful sequin mix.  The best part about this mix is the pieces mixed in, such as little beads and star shapes – so fun!

Tip:  When cutting with a craft knife, I have found that my glass cutting mat from We R Memories Keeper makes it much easier to cut without the knife dragging, resulting in a much smoother cut.




I found a piece of cardstock in my stash with little arrows, which I used as the front card panel cut to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” (A2 size).   On top of that I used Be Creative tape to attach the foam piece to the patterned cardstock.  I used the same tape to attach an acetate piece to the aqua panel.  Next I filled in the space with the sequin mix and attached the aqua panel.



Tip:  When using Be Creative tape or any other double sided adhesive tape with a liner, a simple tool, such as the edge of a craft knife or something with a pointy edge helps to get the liner removal done much faster.

The sentiment “hugs” was die cut from thin craft foam with white cardstock glued on top.  Before die cutting I applied Distress inks in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. 

I glued the shaker assembly on top of a white A2 card base and called it done!  I now have all sorts of thoughts swirling about the cute Easter cards I’m gonna make.  But that’s later.

On to the next card:

I have to say that this card turned out quite differently from the way I first envisioned it.   I die cut the top in 3 different materials because I wasn’t sure what I would like best with the sequin mix of aqua and turquoise colors.  The final result ended up being rather “out of the box” and different from my usual style.

I used the Multifaceted Cutaway (electronic die cutting machine version) for this project.  W&W sells the physical die (which I've linked below along with the electronic one).



I wanted the entire card front to be a big shaker window, but since it’s necessary to have a “wall” around the shaker window I cut a frame to cover the sides where my double sided adhesive foam tape would be concealed.  I stacked both the gold and turquoise cardstock pieces on top.

Since I was already on this metallic finish vibe, I decided to die cut the daisy flower (from Addie’s Garden set) and a couple of leaves in the same metallic cardstock colors and stamped on top of those in Black Stazon ink due to the slick surface.



The bottom of the shaker window is a piece of white cardstock that I colored with Distress inks to blend in with the sequins.

I also glued a few sequins here and there on the outside of the shaker panel as a finishing touch.

Again, I am so thrilled that you took a look at these creations.  I love getting your feedback, so please consider leaving me a comment.

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Until next time - happy crafting!

Hugs,

Teresa





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