Happy Monday! Here are two motivating projects that.. should move you! Whether you like to shake or slide we got you covered with two handmade cards by Alison and Roni.
Bright and Botanical Hello Shaker Card by Alison Heikkila
Hello! A Botanic Hello that is! Today, I have a card to share for Imagine’s current challenge, which is “Movement,” made with Mama Elephant’s Botanic Hello stamp. This theme had all sorts of ideas swirling in my head, but I decided to make a shaker card, filled not just with sequins, but seed beads as well.
I started by coloring this beautiful image, which I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. This stamp may seem daunting at first, but if you break it down into chunks, coloring it can go pretty fast. I started with the leaves on the outside, then the blue flowers, and last the group of purple flowers. I fussy cut the image, then added glitter to the “hello.” On the top third of the letters, I applied On Point Glue, sprinkled on glitter, and shook off the excess. I repeated this step twice more for the entire word. On Point Glue dries quickly, but I let it sit aside while I chose my cardstock colors.
My card base is made out of Grasshopper cardstock and was cut to 6 1/2″ x 10.” I created my layers with my Sizzix dies and paper trimmer. I assembled the shaker box in the standard way, by applying a piece of acetate to a cardstock frame, adhering foam tape to the back, and applying it to the card base. As I mentioned earlier, I added not only sequins, but seed beads as well, which I thought added great texture, movement and sound to the card. On the frame of my shaker window, I sprayed Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost for that extra special finishing touch.
The card has such a big shaker window…my kids and I have a hard time not playing with it! Thank you so much for visiting. Have an inspiring day!
- Mama Elephant – Botanic Hello Stamp
- Stampendous – Ultra Fine Glitter in Melon, Moss Green, and Royal
- My Colors Cardstock – Grape Vine, Grasshopper
- DCWV – Blue Cardstock
- Sizzix – A2 Mating Basics A Dies
- Sakura – White Gelly Pen
- Craft Medley – Rhythm ‘N Blues Sequins
- Canson– Mixed Media Paper
- Blue and Silver seed beads
- Foam Tape
Waterfall Technique Happy Birthday Card by Roni Johnson
Motion…the action or process of being moved. In the sea of interactive mechanisms in cardmaking, papercrafting and scrapbook pages, I had a hard time deciding which one to use. I stumbled upon this tutorial by Kay Williamson called the Waterfall Technique and knew I could take this basic concept with a few modifications and turn it into a fun, interactive motion card. I choose a “Make a Wish” birthday theme card with bambo and teal imagery. I am super happy how it turned out and for those who have a little bit more time this technique is worth it.
- ClubScrap.com – Cardstock, Bamboo Stamps