Hello and welcome to another super exciting post by none other than Tejal, the butterfly and glitter girl as our featured guest designer. Yes, we all know her and pretty well. She is an amazing person and I love her detailed reviews about products we would love to hear a review about before we get them in out kitty!! If not, do connect with her and you will be glad to know more about her and also her love for glitters and butterflies!
Also before I ask Tejal to take over, I hope you are enjoying Lulupu's 3rd Birthday bash celebrations and do make sure to check out all about the celebrations here and do not forget to follow all the guidelines to be eligible for your entry into the bumper raffle draw. The Challenge for this month is
Lets checkout what Tejal has in store for us.
Hello, its Tejal here joining the Birthday celebrations here at Lulupu.
We have a wonderful mood board up for the celebrations and the first thing I thought when I saw it, was I wanted some confetti somewhere...and I wanted balloons!! So combine that and I have a shaker card for you!!
Let me take you along as I create not one but two shaker cards.
I started with two, because I wasn't sure how I wanted to go with it...so I played with both the cards and it may go from one card to another, but I'm sure you will get there in the end, and hopefully not confused by it! Let's do the shake it shake it baby!
So, it being Lulupu's 3rd birthday, I started with a cake...stamped it in Archival ink and colored with my distress inks. The stamp is from Hampton arts (and its on sale!! )and comes with a fabulous pennant stencil.
So now, I'm creating a background for my shaker card. I masked the cake with a post-it cut out.
The great part about this pennant stencil, is that it is SELF ADHESIVE..yes you read that right, no need to add masking tape to secure it down. Just peel and paste it on your work surface and you are good to go. Once you are done, just paste it back on the backing and it safe and secure!
I used two shades of distress inks to create my pennants..,shabby shutters and mowed lawn. (Please excuse that washi tape on my inkpads...I usually stick them on the inkpads after using stencils)
So this is what we get. Now this is where I went a little hay wire. I jumped from this background to the next card. Please forgive me for that. But here is where we start making the shaker component of our card.
This is my second card.. I simply masked off the edges with a 1 inch masking tape and used the pennant stencil to create a background. For the shaker window, I'm using a card piece which is slightly smaller than the background. You can use the same size card piece too, in this case
4 1/4 x5 1/2.
Using my exacto , I cut off an area in the centre to create my window.
TIP - You can use your square dies, oval dies, rectangle dies, word dies etc., to create fancy looking windows too.
Now, cut a piece of transparency the same size as your window piece, (you can use Vellum too).
Run some red tape/score tape down the sides of the window.
Dry glue is always better with glossy surfaces like vellum or transparency.
Over the transparency, we are now going to create a space for the shaker confetti!! So use double sided foam tape and add it around your window frame.
Keep it 1/4 inch away from the edge of the window, you don't want the foam showing through.
The most important part I feel for a shaker card when you are using double sided foam tape, is to make sure the confetti does not stick to the sides of the foam, which is usually sticky.
I love love my new EK Success powder tool...just run the brush tip along the inside sides of the foam tape and your confetti will never stick to the tape! I even brush it across the inside of the transparency so there is no static on the plastic.
Since it is the 3rd birthday, I picked up some number confetti and just took all the number 3 from it...
and I glued a few on the transparency too!!
Remove the foam backing and stick your window piece on the background and your shaker card is done.
Now to embellish the card and ready it up!!
|showing the scattered confetti|
So here is my finished card...I took the 2nd birthday cake (scroll back to the first picture) fussy cut it and glued it to the window.
Took a piece of vellum and gold embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.
Stamped and fussy cut balloons, added twine. To finish up the balloons, I added Wink of stella in clear and glossy accents over the balloons!
The whole piece is glued on a black card base.
The piece which I abandoned in the 3rd step, here's how I finished that too..
|scattered stars confetti|
Here I took the window piece and stamped stars over it...stamped 3 balloons from the Hampton Arts set and fussy cut them.
Heat embossed sentiment on vellum, with Gold embossing powder and hid the glue behind the balloons!
On the right, is how the confetti shakes out!!
Again, this whole window was glued to a black card base!
And we are done!! If you are still with me, Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
So here are how I interpreted the mood board..
Techniques - Embossing
Materials - Twine
Embellishments - glitter (wink of stella and glossy accents)
Plus I have used the number 3 in first card, also 3 balloons on both the cards!!
Happy happy birthday Lulupu once again!!
Wow, loved both the cards Tejal and thank you for the lovely tutorial. I'm sure you all are definitely gonna try the shaker cards now!! They are quirky, fun and yes, very very easy peasy to make! And yes, do not forget to take part in the celebrations !! Come join us in the fun!!