Saturday, September 12, 2015
a2z Scrapbooking's September challenge theme is "Shake It Up." I decided to make a shaker card to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids, based on one of these cards I found through Pinterest.
I cut a piece of scrap cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and drew a triangle shape on that, making sure to round the 3 corners, and cut that out to use as my template. I traced that onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper, and cut out my card front. I then cut 3 windows in the panel. To color it, I used Distress inks in Spiced Marmalade for the bottom, and Mustard Seed for the middle, leaving the top white. I did the same blending on another piece of bristol that I'd cut for the backer piece.
Once I blended the inks, I backed the window piece with acetate, cutting that to be slightly smaller than the panel. I die cut the letters to spell out the greeting, using Hero Arts' "Alphabet Uppercase" dies. I ran them through my Xyron Sticker Maker to apply adhesive to the backs, then adhered them to the front of the window panel, making sure to burnish them so they would stick securely.
I added 2 layers of foam tape to the back of my card front panel, to give my shaker guts plenty of room to move. For the shaker material, I used orange, yellow, and white sequins from Doodlebug Design; and orange, yellow, and clear seed beads. I added each color of those to the appropriate section, and adhered the bristol backer piece. Finally, I mounted that to a top-folding card base that I'd created using my template. My mom and a couple of friends got a big kick out of this card, to the point that they almost couldn't stop shaking it! :) Hopefully it will bring a lift to a hospitalized child's spirits!
I'm also entering this card in Send a Smile 4 Kids "Cute Fall or Halloween 4 Kids" challenge.