Saturday, April 30, 2016

Day 3 - Online Card Classes "Clear & Sheer"

Hi All,

Welcome back to my Day 3 homework for the Online Card Classes "Clear & Sheer".

Today I decided to go with the tried and true use for Acetate which is for shaker style cards. In the past year or so shaker cards seem to be the new "Pantone color of the year", so to speak, for us paper crafters.  I mean, how cute are they!!  Sparkling things that move around on your card .. can you say "Squirrel"!! haha.  Such a great way to add visual interest to your cards.

While I did go with the basic use for acetate this assignment, I do have to say that sometimes shaker cards can be a bit of a chore to make.  The shiny bits like to stick to everything and the acetate attracts everything, including my lovely cats hair .. OY!  So while I love making them it probably takes me just as long to remove all the little static'y bits from my acetate as it does to make the card.  That might be a bit of a exaggeration but at the time it doesn't seem like it :-) I did follow the "water" technique as shown in one of the videos and that did help a bit to remove some of the static.

So here are my bright and vibrant shaker cards for Day 3.  I have to say that this class was so worth signing up for because not only is it challenging me to think outside the norm it is also giving me a bit of a boost that I needed right now to get my creative butt in gear!  So thank you to all the wonderful teachers .. I'm forever grateful!

Hope you enjoy!  Have a great weekend.

Supplies used:
Memories and More - Open stock vellum
My Minds Eye "Cambridge court" - Dotted paper
KaiserCraft "me Collection - Doodle paper
Dollar Store - Sequins
Martha Stewart crafts - Mini heart sequins
May Arts - Black ribbon with gold edge
Recollections - Card base and gold "hello" paper.
Poppy stamps - Hello die
Bazzil - Black card stock
Darice (Memories and more) - 3mm black foam sheet
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
Dollarama - Foam adhesive tape (found in automotive aisle - super cheap option for pop up foam tape and it is super sticky)

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