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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Watercoloured Shaker Card


I have used the same background stamp from Hero Art as I used yesterday. Again silver embossed on watercolour cardstock. I watercoloured using Distress Inks using oranges and yellows. Some straight colour, some mixed and some very watered down. I love how it turned out.


I carefully cut out the centre so there is a split in the main panel half way down each side. Again I was careful to cut along the silver embossing.
As you can see I haven't used much in the way of sequins as it is so full of colour anyway. I also attached a few sequins on the outside of the card, in the centre of the flowers on each side.
If you click on the image you will see you can see the fusion of the plastic around the centre petals. This was the first time I used this tool, yes I have had it a little while but I really worry about burning myself as I am rather on the clumsy side. It was only after first trying to do with dimensional foam tape around the petals and the end result looked totally crap that I decided to try the fuse tool.
First I had to try a bit of experimenting then I did by placing the insert under the plastic sleeve for guidance when fusing but that didnt look right so I ended up putting the cut out inside the sleeve and fused.

That left little room for sequins and movement but I was still happy with the look.


Had to then line up the top panels, the biggest problem is that I used dimensional foam tape to keep everything up off the card and it has a habit of grabbing on tight so as you can see the glitter ribbon I added at each end of the card ended up uneven in look.


The white you can see isn't as obvious as it is here and I think if I did it again I would try to fuse wider and also blend some colour around the image but that said I am fairly pleased with my first fuse tool shaker card and I didnt burn myself and my husband has ordered a better stand for the tool on eBay so it doesn't fall and set the house on fire (which is something he is well aware could happen when it comes to me:)

Okay this card is for a couple of Challenges:

Edited to remove challenge  CAS Mix Up - my stuff up.... truly could I not see that this was not CAS. Off to do another to meet the criterial. Now to remove this challenge.
    
 New Addition



Shaker card -yes


I know its not an unusual shaped card but the top is so thats why I entered this one.

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.









26 comments:

Nancy said...

This one of the most unique and incredible shaker cards I have come across! Nice job Aileen! Thrilled you joined us at Just Us Girls this week and hope you will return again soon!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning! Loving the stamp and the gorgeous colours you've used. A very unique shaker card and very creative. Glad you didn't burn the house down!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE this Aileen, so bright and cheerful and very clever that you made it a shaker! Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Ela G said...

That's lovely, the effect is so stunning. And I like the sunny colours.
Hugs
Ela

Cara said...

Wow, that is amazing! I'm so impressed with your shaker part. I bought the fuse tool after struggling to make a goldfish bowl shaker but haven't had the courage to play with it yet. You always pick such fab colours. Cara x

TaeEun said...

Great idea to make a shaker card with that background stamp, Aileen! Beautifully colored and the fused shaker element looks great!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors, Aileen! I love shaker cards! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Judy Woodland said...

Well, this is just stunning. So unusual and striking, and simply gorgeous. LOVE your colors and the embossing. I second what Nancy said, this is one of the prettiest shaker cards I have every seen!!

Ruth said...

It's amazing! Absolutely amazing! I love everything about it - the embossing, the distress water colouring and the fact you used your Fuse for the first time!! Go you. It does get easier with time and practice - I'm slowly working out how to make the pockets work best, but it's loads of fun. I also need something to put mine in as I leave it on the floor on a spare tile from our recent bathroom refit, but I'd rather it was more secure or I'm likely to burn the house down too!! xx

Maria A. said...

Woo Hoo!! Aileen, a shaker card, how fabulous is that!!
But this card is over the top beautiful, so much detail and gorgeous colors, the embossing really looks so elegant.
Thank you for sharing.
I think we are becoming really good at this shaker card business, don't you think?
Big Hugs,
Maria.

lostinpaper said...

Totally love how you have added the shaker element, I think it takes it to the next level!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...you are so amazing. What a fabulous and beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Whoa! Awesome medallion shaker card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Asha said...

WOW! What a striking card, Aileen. The colours are luxurious! LOVE it. ave an awesome weekend!
x Asha

Cindy C. said...

Stunning effects!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!

Arlene said...

A beautiful stylized card. I love the colors and graphic design.

So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

Viv said...

Wow Aileen this is so gorgeous,so much work here too, well done you ;) Viv xx

Mac Mable said...

Came back to say...If in any small way you can CASe my card or get any ideas from it please feel free to do so. I am flattered and I thank you so much for leaving such kind comments on my blog x Enjoy the weekend x

Macimbalo said...

Wow, this is so stunning and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at A2Z!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning. Superb card. Thanks for playing with us at A2Z

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and you can never go wrong with a shaker card. Thanks for joining a2z Scrapbooking.

Chark said...

this is a showstopper! glad you entered at a2z!

Ilina Crouse said...

This is amazing! Thanks for playing along with the A2Z challenge

Sol said...

WOW!! This Looks Amazing!! Stunning Colours.. -and the Details!! WOW!!! I love it!Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol

Barbara said...

What a fabulous card, Aileen......some of my favourite colours too. It actually looks like a piece of enamelling,due to the heat embossing....and a clever aperture too. All in all, gorgeous!!

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful, I love all that indian design and colour, it's a shaker too, clever :D Thanks for your visit and kind words, so pleased your daughter liked my card :D