A couple of days ago we decided to clean up our workroom space here at home. We kind of ”forgot” about that room after moving, since we didn’t have a solution for it yet. But now we felt that to be able to use the room properly, before redecorating, we needed to at least unpack the last two boxes that has been standing there all this time, and figure out a temporary solution. We had to compromise to make it work. But even though it might not be a beautiful sight right now, it’s at least practical and I can live with that for a while.
But I haven’t really been feeling like crafting for a long while. Instead I have been practicing a lot of piano and guitar and I think that there is no creative energy left for making cards right now. I have also been doing some nail art lately and if you’re interested in seeing some pictures of that, go check out my instagram: @lilla_konstnaren. But I have a card to share today, it’s one I made for a friend’s birthday back in December. I wanted to try something different and shaker cards have been so popular lately. I’ve been itching to try it out!
The background is put together with patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Plus One paper pad, which is one of my favorites! To make the window I diecut a circle with my Big Shot and put a piece of acetate, so that you can see the sentiment and all the sequins and glitter behind. I embossed a diecut frame in gold to separate all the patterns from sentiment and draw the attention to the focal point. The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold to match the frame. To make the sequins move, I put two layers of foam tape, making sure that there were no gaps where they could slip out. For a finishing touch I put som gold Stickles on the flowers on some of the patterned paper.
This is actually my second try. The first time I only put one layer of foam tape around the frame and it sort of locked the biggest sequins in. So I had to do some card surgery, as Kristina Werner would say, and take everything of and do it all again. But I managed to save the patterned paper piece. It would have been pretty irritating if I would’ve had to do that part all over again. Luckily, no harm was done.
What do you guys think? Have you ever made a shaker card before? Did you run in to any difficulties? Hope your day has been great!