Wednesday, January 1, 2014

1st Card of the Year!

Today I made a new baby card. It seems a lot of my friends are expecting this year!



The animation shows the steps of my card but I thought I would add some additional information.

I use these Shake IT pouches for my shaker cards. I get them from my local craft store but you can find them in many placed. I find they work the best with the least amount of work. You may need to use a dryer sheet to remove any static before you place the pouches over the sequins. I usually drop a few sequins in to see how much static they have before I attach it.

Also important is where you place your shaker over your image. You want your main image/words to be just above center with a lot of dead space below. This is so when the sequins are sitting they do not cover anything important and you can see the image/words. Ask me how I know ;)  Lastly, using one layer & masking is the only way to go if you don't want sequins getting stuck.

I made the background using the Bokeh technique I saw in one of the Lawn Fawn videos Here. Basically you ink your stamp and then stamp your paper several times (I did three) before you re-ink your stamp.

So that's it, I hope you enjoyed my card.

Entry for Simon Says... Something New

4 comments:

  1. Adorable...I love the sequins!

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    1. I never can have enough sequins! Thanks for the comments!

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  2. That card is so cute! I still need to get my hands on the new LF stamps. I can't believe I haven't gotten them yet! Great tutorial :-)

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  3. Aww so cute. Fabulous shaker card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and Happy New Year !

    Jo x

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