Monday, July 16, 2007

Artisan Award Submission #5: Shaker card

I got a little fancy with this submission and created a shaker card.

So how do you create a shaker card? First off start with a base layer that has a focal image stamped on it (in this case a pink flower). Next create a barrier/wall around the image using foam mounting tape or the long edge pieces from your Stampin' dimensionals, making sure there are no gaps or your beads will leak out. Then pour some beads into your foam enclosure (be careful if using micro beads since they have a tendency to try to escape). Then add a layer of acetate or a piece of cellophane on top of that which will enclose your beads and allow the base image to be viewed. Finally add a layer of cardstock with a circle or square punched out of it (this hides the foam walls and creates a window). This completes the shaker box which can now be adhered to a card, scrapbook page or other craft project. Have fun!

Just a note... if using larger beads (bigger than micro beads) you might need to use two layers of foam tape. I found with only one layer my non-micro beads would stick and quit shaking... sticky beads are a total bummer!

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Supplies used: Polka Dots & Paisley Stamp Set; Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Whisper White and Naturals Ivory Cardstock; Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss and Regal Rose Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pretty in Pink, Yoyo Yellow and Mellow Moss Markers; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 1 3/8” Circle, 1 ¼” Circle and 1/16” Handheld Circle Punches; Rich Regals Brads, Micro Beads and Moss Gingham Ribbon; cellophane bag.

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