Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
TGIF!!!! For this week's card, it was time to try something new. A technique that I have never attempted before, so here's my first shaker card....
A little different view to see the confetti inside...
This is Party Hippo (S201) and Lg. Fancy Happy Birthday sentiment (H037). Such a fun card to make... I don't know why I haven't tried this technique sooner?!?!?!?
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I needed to get a plan together on what I was going to use for a border around the image and the materials for inside the shaker part.
After some tough choices, I decided on a stitched square die to create the frame of the shaker. Two dies were used in the set - the larger one to cut the outside edge and the next size smaller for the inside of the frame. The main image was cut down to a slightly smaller size than the frame. A clear plastic sheet was glued on the inside of the frame. Thin strips of foam tape were applied behind the frame to cover the entire square. Before adhering the foam tape, I dug through my craft room to find some really old birthday confetti, that was purchased from the local dollar store, many years ago. This confetti was added on top of the main image loosely. The frame with the foam tape on the back, was stuck down on top of the main image square. It is very important to ensure that you have a good seal around the image and frame, or you will spill out all of your contents of your shaker very quickly, when you pick it up!!! I found this out the hard way! lol!
The designer paper is from Echo Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6 paper pad, along with SU Not Quite Navy, Really Rust and White Cardstock. The sentiment was stamped with a Versamark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder was applied then heated. Foam tape was also used to attach the sentiment. To complete this card, a couple of decorative plastic balloons (from the dollar store - purchased many years ago too), were added on the top corner of the frame. A small piece of linen thread was tied around the knot part of each balloon, to finish this card.
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, 126, 133, 249, 800, N55, N75, 526, 925, 373, 528, 847, and 025.. Versamark Ink Pad, White and Black Embossing Powder.
Paper - Echo Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Not Quite Navy, Really Rust & White Cardstock, and Clear Plastic Sheet for the front of the shaker part.
Misc - Stitched Square Die Set, Party Confetti & Balloon Embellishments (Dollar Store), Linen Thread, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
Thanks for stopping by!