Monday, July 7, 2008

Chipboard challenge day 3

Have you ever made a shaker card? I have made many in my day. Sometimes it can be a real challenge to get the dimension you need for things to shake around while getting a seal around the edges. In the past, I have used things like foam tape and loads of pop dots to make the shaker cards.
Here is a much easier way to make a shaker card using chipboard! I am going to show you two different ways to do this. The first card is made using two different pieces of chipboard. To start, I made my card base using Certainly celery cardstock, white cardstock and celery designer paper. I then covered a large chipboard flower with Groovy Guava designer paper. Paper snips are awesome for getting into the little spots when you are cutting out, but my favorite tool for working with chipboard is the File Kit from Basic Grey. There are several different shapes of files that are sooo useful when you have curvy chipboard or little places you need to shape your designer paper to. I went ahead and glued this large flower to my card and put something heavy (a large punch) on top of it to make sure it dried securely. I used Tombow liquid adhesive for all of this card because of the weight of the card. I didn't want it to fall apart! For the flower stem and leaves, I used wide celery grosgrain ribbon. I just cut small pieces for the leaves, and for the stem, I folded the ribbon in half and stuck it to itself using sticky strip. I did this because it seemed a bit too wide to be a stem and also because when I stuck it together it became easier to 'mold' and bend into a stem shape.
For the second flower layer I punched a 1" circle in my Designer paper and then glued a piece of clear acetate over the hole. After it dried a bit I glued my smaller chipboard flower over the acetate, lining up the hole in the designer paper. I let it dry completely so it wouldn't slip around when I cut it and then cut and sanded it. The acetate doesn't really 'sand', so if you have any bits showing you will need to snip them away with your scissors. After this smaller flower was dried and cut out, I carefully put a bit of beads into the hole in the first flower on the card and then used the Tombow again to glue the smaller flower over the one on the card. Again, I put my heavy punch on top of the card to make sure it dried securely. I finished off the card with some silver cord and a chipboard tag I covered with white cardstock. I actually stamped the words first for the tag and then glued it to the tag. The way I got it on there straight was to hold it up to the light when I glued it. I could see exactly where to glue it that way.

The second technique I used to make a chipboard shaker box was actually quite a bit easier. Mostly because I didn't have to cut out any designer paper. For this card, I stamped the Groovy Guava card base with flowers using Vanilla craft and Guava ink. I inked up the chipboard frame using Close to Cocoa craft ink and dried it with the heat tool. I stamped the sanded background stamp over the cocoa using Craft Vanilla ink and set it aside to dry. The Wasabi flowers are stamped onto a 4 x 4 piece of whisper white cardstock and the open flowers are inked using a blender pen and the guava and pomagranate stamp pads. Using the three flower punch I punched out some guava and pomagranate flowers and added a white center to them with my white gel pen. I wrapped a bit of wide chocolate grosgrain around the card and tied it with the 'right over left, right over left' system to get the knot to point up and down instead of left and right. To make my 'window' I cut a piece of clear acetate to 4 x 4 and glued it to the front of the cocoa frame using Crystal Effects. I put the crystal effects onto the frame and them brushed it out evenly using a paint brush. The crystal effects will dry clear and strong and will look great on here! I let the frame dry for a bit and then **This is important*** I pounced the inside of the acetate with the embossing buddy as well as the white cardstock. This will keep your glitter from sticking to the inside of your shaker card and making it look messy. I stacked up a few flowers and added a bit of green glitter and placed the frame over the white cardstock. Now my flowers will move around in there.
Shaker boxes are great for cards but can also be used in scrapbooks and 3-D items. It is fun to make something interactive. I love to watch people play with their card when it moves.
Your challenge for today is to make a shaker box using chipboard. Any shape or size will do. Just get out that chipboard and.... shake it!! Come back tomorrow...I'll have another cool chipboard project and challenge!

1 comment:

Gina Wrona said...

Wow, I've never made a shaker card before let alone use chipboard..............mmmm
I could kill 2 birds w/1 stone, kwim?