Monday, July 17, 2017

Celebrate Your Day with Laura

Hello, friends. It's Laura here and thanks for joining me today! I'm excited to be sharing a cute shaker card featuring some products from the July 2017 Release including the Big Balloon Cutaways and the Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs set along with the Sketchy Thoughts set from a previous release. 


I had a lot of watercoloring fun with this card. I did some freestyle watercoloring with Distress Inks to create a blue sky and a grassy hill. I also watercolor the bunny from the Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs set with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. These markers are a dream to color with! They blend so easily, there's only one color needed for shading and they are so forgiving. 

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When I received the Big Balloon Cutaways, I instantly knew I wanted to create a shaker! I created my shaker with clear acetate, foam sheets and liquid glue. There are many ways to create a shaker - such as the Fuse Tool, but lately I keep coming back to this traditional way of making a shaker. It just makes the sequins move freely.

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I filled up my shaker with pretty sequins in shades of blue, silver and clear. I also adhered the bunny image inside the shaker with the same foam sheets. I didn't use self adhesive foam squares to prevent the sequins from sticking to the edges. That's just something to keep in mind when making a shaker. :) Finally, I finished off my card with a sentiment from the Sketchy Thoughts set and some extra sequins here and there.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions! :) Thanks for stopping by.


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8 comments:

  1. Hi Laura ~ Another adorable shaker with soft, pleasing colors. You always inspire me to move forward with shaker ideas and I love how you progressed with this one. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  2. A beautiful shaker card, and I do appreciate your tip/reminder about the foam tape having sticky edges. Your watercoloring with the ZigCCRBM's was just perfect.

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  3. Adorable card! I love how the bunny is behind the acetate....gives it great dimension.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so sweet and I love your colour choices:)

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