Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Shaker Card

Today I had time to practice making a shaker card. As many of you know, I LOVE sequins but HATE making shaker cards. I thought today that I would try to get over my dislike of making them. I was going to use the FUSE tool that I have in a pile with other unopened supplies on my floor but I got nervous and just created one using the foam method.

Here is the card I created:

I know it is simple but it took me a darn long time!! I decided to use dies and patterned paper rather then stamping anything on this card.

The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. Aren't they pretty? They go perfectly with the polka dot paper!

I am not going to go through a step by step because there are tons of videos you can watch versus me putting things into words. Besides, I would not recommend anyone copying my method. I am great up until I have to put the back on. I wound up putting  a second piece of acetate in back of the butterfly to enclose the sequins. Then I adhered it to the pink paper.

Things I learned making this card:
  • I am still not a huge fan of this method of making shaker cards. I prefer creating "Faux" shakers where I glue the sequins down in strategic places.
  • I think that I am going to pull out my FUSE tool for the next shaker card I create.
  • I like the simple die cut filled with sequins in the middle. It can make a very dramatic effect on a card.
  • I need to practice using the adhesive on the foam. It was sticking to everything!
That is all for today. I thank you for stopping by and looking. Have a great night!!