Welcome back as I have a Star of Light Shaker Card for this weeks new Can You Case It? challenge. I’m fairly new to making shaker cards and this was lots of fun. To help me get started, I watched the Stampin’ Up! video to help me get started. Come on over and check out this weeks challenge as well as the Design Team submissions. The challenge starts today and ends on Friday, September 23rd @ Noon PST.
Star of Light Shaker Card
Can You Case It? Shaker Challenge #138
Making shaker cards is a new experience for me. I’ve seen many adorable shaker cards but they seemed to be so daunting. Let me just say this… I had a blast making this Star of Light Shaker Card! So, if you’ve been afraid to make a Shaker card, I’ll tell you to just do it! Give it a try and have fun.
The Star of Light Shaker Card features the Star of Light Bundle. On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the “swoosh” with Soft Sky then added the sentiment. This is my base layer of the Shaker card. Next, I took the top layer of the card front and using the Layering Circles cut a circle that would be large enough to show the stamped layer of the Shaker Card. I also dry embossed the top layer using the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
The first step to creating a Shaker card is to add Window Sheets on the back side of the top layer. Next, carefully use the Foam Adhesive Strips by following the curve of your cut shape which in this case is the circle. The filler I used are punched stars from the Confetti Stars Border punch. After adding the Confetti Stars, I then carefully attached the background base to the Shaker layer.
Finally, all that needs to be done is to decorate the card front. I used the Starlight Thinlits Dies. The large star is die-cut using the Silver Foil. Next, I added a decorative star layer die-cut from the Dapper Denim cardstock. The finishing touch is a Rhinestone jewel.
Tips, Tricks and Techniques from SunnyGirlScraps:
- The hardest part of a shaker card with a stamped background layer was getting the stamped images to align with the Shaker layer. For this card, my base layer to the Shaker Card is the same size as the Shaker front. Another tip is to use a smaller piece but draw a line on the backside of the Shaker layer that aligns with the base layer.
- It bugs me when my confetti sticks to the side of the Foa Adhesive Strips. There are two ways to help prevent the confetti from sticking. First, you can run your finger around the edge to help remove the stickiness of the edge but this isn’t perfect. Another option is to take your embossing buddy and rub that around the edge of the Foam Adhesive Strips.
- Before adding your confetti, take a cotton swab or cotton ball and wipe the acetate with alcohol then let it air dry. This helps eliminate static cling. You also want to do this step AFTER you’ve used the embossing buddy to remove the stickiness of the Foam Adhesive Strips.
Here is this weeks Can You Case It? featuring a Shaker Challenge. If you are having a mental creative block, challenges are a great way to kickstart your creative juices. Why not visit Can You Case It?, create a card inspired by this weeks Shaker Challenge and post to the blog!
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