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