Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shaker card with dies

 Hey people!!

I hope that you all are doing good and having fun!!!
This months challenge is BINGO and I'm sure you must be having a gala time donning your thinking caps and creating something nice and beautiful.

Along with the BINGO challenge, we decided to focus on the various usage of the dies, for they are very very versatile and fun to use too!!!!
I decided to make a shaker card with the dies !! It might seem a little difficult, but once you figure out on how to apply the technique, you can go around and play with all the glitter and add that sparkle to your creations.

Glitter is in trend these days and I was not far behind to use, I pretty much had decided that somehow I'll do incorporate this element into my next task.
Check out this closer look of the shaker with all that yummy glitter inside, doesn't that looks pretty??


I love all those sea creatures and on top of that that little shower on glitter on them!!! Brings the much needed spark !!!

Here's how I made this card, it's a long post, so grab a nice cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy!!

Here are the things, that you need for the card
1) Cardstock for the base( I took a Fabriano)
2) Stamps of your choice (Here, Lawn Fawn, critters under the sea)
3) Acetate sheet
4) Die of your choice (here, spellbinders pitot edge circle and circle nestabilities)
5) Glitter
6) some double sided tape(3M )

Lets get started!!



Die cut the largest of the spellbinders pitot edge circles die, and while the diecut is still in the die, ink it up a little with the salty ocean distress ink to have a little of the watery look! 
Stack 2 of the nest-abilities circle die together and run it through the bigshot to get a frame of the circle. Stamp the images of your choice and color them out!! The colouring is sure to be the best part :) 


Once my sea creatures are all coloured up, I pasted them on diecut cut, I also stamped up the fishes and the little fern and added a dash of color to them. I left the Dolphin aside since I wanted it to go outside of the shaker.
Lets make the shaker part now, which also happens to be my favorite!


Take the circle frame portion and apply a little but strong glue to it, paste the acetate circle diecut on it (ohh yes, the little acetate sheet you had, take the larger of the two nestablitlies that your are using and run it through the bigshot to get a circle of the acetate sheet). Now comes a little tough part, take a double sided tape and adhere it along the frame of the circle. Make sure that the tape is just broad enough to cover the frame, else it will show through the acetate sheet and will look messy!


Once all the double sided tape is done, adhere it to the diecut which already has the sea creatures pasted. And yes, do not forget to add some sparkle!!! You can alternatively also use sequins!!!
Your shaker is now ready to use!! Yayyyyyyy !!! simple and easy peasy, isn't it???? Mount it on your card base and once done, I also adhered that pretty little Dolphin!!!
Stamp the sentiment of your choice and voila, you are done!!!

Here's the final look of my card!!!
Shake it to your hearts content!!! :)



I just loved making this card!!!! It's sooper easy and adds fun to your creations!!!
and what more, another usage of the dies !! 

I hope you all had a nice time reading the tutorial about this technique and must be waiting for this to end so that you can try your hands on this technique. We would love to see this technique embedded with the theme of our current BINGO challenge. 
Do play with us in this months challenge!! 
Incase you have some query, do leave a comment and I would be happy to help !!!!

PS: This has been brought into our notice that there is a similar looking card at this blog http://prettypinkposh.com/2013/05/shakin-under-the-sea.html. Do visit the link to see one more sooperb take on the Lawn Fawn critters card.

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs and lots of love!
Manu

6 comments:

  1. cute cute.... Love the way you have explained the whole process. would sure love to try.

    hugs
    Catherine

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  2. So cute. What a fun card. Thanks for d steps as well

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