Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Shake it, shake it baby

I love shaker cards but always seemed to lose most of the contents so I stopped making them way before I had a blog but not now, oh no I discovered a way to make sure the stuff stays put so lots of ideas for these now.

I watched a lawn fawn video and instead of using foam tape and trying to make sure every gap was filled she cut the aperture from funky foam, such a simple idea but not one I had thought of. So I dug out some old old foam and tried it and by gingo it worked a treat. I used the left over foam to make the front of the card the same thickness too so no wastage either.

Next time I think I will add less fairy dust but I really like the effect, wasn't a quick card although it certainly looks it. I have been inspired by the lovely cas style that Mary uses.

I used the adorable fairies from Sweet November and you can tell how dinky they are cos this is an a6 card. I have left them all on the sheet and stamp them like a background and cut out the image I want, I am not brave enough to cut the rubber.

Close up of the fairy

Image: Sweet November Fairies from All that scraps
Paper: MME Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks
Dies: MFT bow and lawn fawn summertime charms mason jar
Fairy Dust: Studio G flock and glitter


kay said...

So where's the link to the video Amanda,come on you are slacking lol. It's a fab cute card x

coops said...

so gorgeous Amanda.fabulous design and I love the pretty image :D

xx coops xx

Diane said...

This is just too cute. Great job.

Regards diane

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am smiling all over my face, Amanda! I'm so glad you figured it out because this is THE cutest shaker card I ever, ever seen!!