Saturday, May 17, 2014

Shake It Up Birthday Card

After watching Emily Leiphart's video (on her blog, Art from the Heart), I couldn't resist making a shaker card too.  I finally got hold of some sequins so of course I had to use them in this card.  You can't see from the photo but the pink dotted paper is iridescent too.  Rather than using foam tape to form the recessed area for the sequins, I die cut 4-5 pieces of pink cardstock and glued them together.  Normally I would just die cut one piece of foam core or cardboard, but the die I used was too thin (to cut through them) so multiple layers seemed to be the best solution.  I taped the acetate behind the water print ( from American Crafts 6x6 pad, available at BFC) die cut frame, then taped the window to the glued pieces of pink cardstock using Merikan double stick tape, and taped the stamped and colored Art Impressions image onto the pink polka dot panel, added the sequins, and taped the acetate frame down over the pile of sequins and the colored image. This was all easy and less complicated than my long wordy explanation.

On the inside of the card I attached the shaking booty (using the spring that came with the stamps) and attached the die cut words (Sizzix set from Ben Franklin Crafts).  I really enjoyed making this card (because the discovery of gluing the cardstock frame pieces together to make the area for the sequins, made the whole shaker card making process much faster and neater).  

I hope my friend, who exercises religiously at the Y pool, enjoys this card.  Yes, I did tell her that the old lady in the bikini and her shaking booty are mine, not hers.....never insult the birthday girl!


Creations by Shirl said...

Hehe too cute... love the shaker card... Glad to see you had quite fun putting this card together....
I'm sure the recipient will get a kick when she opens up this envelope... You go Lynn!

Leanne said...

Oh lordy Lynn!! This is another awesome card! Love the theme and that stamp cracks me up! I bet your friend will enjoy this beautiful & fun card immensely. Have a beautiful week and thank you so much for all your comments. I'm blessed. ^.^