this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called, "i like to move it, move it" and we'd like to see projects that have an element of movement, so add a wobbler, make a shaker card, play with a slider design, or heck, even stamp characters and give them googley eyes! put your thinking cap on and have fun with this one!
yep, i made a shaker. being the least engineery of cardmakers, in situations like this, i tend to flop right down into my comfort zone. plus... i really do actually LIKE shaker cards and i never make enough of them. for this one i made a white-on-white collaged background from various text, ledger and music papers, then diecut my favorite (ancient!) sizzix tree out of the center. i up-cycled a piece of plastic packaging to serve as a window, then applied a gazzillion tiny wedges of foam tape to "seal" the area right around the tree, added (also ancient) microbeads and sewed the whole panel to my folded (ancient basic grey patterned paper) card, just as an extra added level of defense against escaping microbeads. ;) i seriously considered leaving this as a flat and cheap-to-mail card, but at the very end i caved and added a poinsettia and holly leaf. because that's the way i roll...
hop over to SOS and see what my amazing dt darlings have come up with to inspire you! ♥
This is a great card. I never make shaker cards as I never can seal them properly so the stuff leaks out. Alway awsome to see a great one. xReplyDelete
Amazing shaker card, I love the poinsettia and the collagy background, they are all awesome. I must look up how to make a shaker without the plastic shaker cup.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful, Lauren! Jo xReplyDelete
Beautiful shaker Lauren!ReplyDelete
Love the tree and the pretty papers!
I ahhh in awe of your creativity-- so awesome that you used a radical vintage collage to diecut from for your shaker! And every time you use ancient BG I spot it! Just terrific card.ReplyDelete
Love this shaker..the snow in side the tree is fab.ReplyDelete