Popping in with a quick shaker card. When I got home from school yesterday, my PTI Shaker and Sprinkles Kit had arrived! Oh, my word! I am totally blown away by this kit. EVERY piece is fabulous!
I am playing along with this week's Fusion Card Challenge. I chose to just use the inspiration piece. First of all, I started with a rustic white card base. I used one of the pattern paper pieces from the kit. LOVE this paper pack layout for future paper packs. It is awesome to just cut the paper into four panels.
I have only made one shaker card before and it was square. When you start making shape shakers it changes the process a wee bit. Having the foam adhesive sheets was imperative. Makes it go so much easier. Becky thought of everything!
What I learned from making this shaker card!
- I needed to know what I wanted my shaker to look like beforehand. Everything has to be done in a specific order in order to close the frame with the confetti. I had to have sentiment placement, embossing, die cut sentiment all ready to go before the process of putting stuff together took place. In other words, this is not a create as you go kind of card .
- Also, I learned that less is more. I think my shaker is way too full. I got confetti happy! LOL! A few pieces is all it takes.
- I learned that the clear card stock window has a lot of static. What I still need to know is how to get rid of all that static? It made the confetti cling to to the window before I could even glue it down. Not to mention all the little paper dust pieces wanted to stick to the window. I must figure out how to get rid of some of the static without marring the acetate or putting smudges on it. Anyone know?
While this shaker is far from perfect, I still like it. Makes me happy! I love the glitter card stock die cut word which I layered with some harvest gold card stock die cut with same word twice for some stability. The whole word just sparkles!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!