Monday 17 February 2014

Shake it like a Polaroid picture!

Happy Birthday Star Shaker Card

Happy Monday! It's my first day of the half-term and I've already made good use of it by whipping up a project using some Top Dog Dies goodies and a heck-of-a-lot of patterned paper. Yup, you heard right - patterned paper! What's happening to me? LOL!
 Happy Birthday Star Shaker Card Close

It really was only a matter of die-cutting time until the TDD Photo Mats Die ended up being a shaker card. I've done this style of card before (see here), but I had to manually work out how to create the Polaroid-style frame using a combination of Nestability dies. Thanks to the Photo Mat Die I could be shakin' this card like a Polaroid picture in no time! :)

tips and tricks
  • To give the shaker element more depth to allow those stars to move around, I die cut the photo mat a few times from a foam sheet and layered them. No foam? No problemo! Simply layer thick card die cuts. You'll need a few more layers than foam, but will achieve the same result.
  • I tried sprinkling fine glitter in my shaker card. Please learn from my mistake and don't try this! There's simply too much static going off in that frame for the glitter to not just stick to the acetate. Chunky glitter may work a treat though, I just didn't have any in my stash!
  • Don't restrict yourself to stars for a shaker card. Sequins, beads, tiny die-cut shapes, anything is worth trying out! 
Edited to add: I'm also going to enter this card into my friend, Taheerah's challenge, Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #5.  
Now I'm putting a disclaimer out now: I created this card this morning before I saw Taheerah's challenge, but she's being sweet and letting me link it up seeing as my frames and some of the colours tie in with the challenge. Thanks, T! :)

That's it from me today. And that's probably the most patterned paper you'll ever see me use on one card LOL!

Oh and in case you're wondering, today's post title comes courtesy of Outkast's amazingly catchy tune, Hey Ya! which is now stuck in my head for the rest of today. :)

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!


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~amy~ said...

Such an AWESOME birthday card!

June K said...

Love the great. Thanks for the tip about foam.

Unknown said...

I'm a sucker for a sweet shaker;)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Perfect and fabulous! A perfect cure for the Monday blues!

Taheerah said...

I absolutely love this fun shaker Aimes! Great colours and very fancy - will definitely brighten up someone's day! And I just *had* to let you link this one up to the challenge - it's too gorgeous not to! Don't forget to link it up! *wink* Thanks so much for playing to Cure The Monday Blues!

Jeanne J. said...

You had me with your post title Aimes! This is super cool and fun! Who doesn't like sparkly shiny stars?

Shona Chambers said...

This is fantastic!! Really love the concept and the pattern paper is lovely. Its perfect!!

Lynn said...

I'm in shock at all this patterned paper Aimes! It looks fabulous!

Maureen said...

a great song and a great card, Duchess! I love dancing to it! I bet we could dance and shake this card right one day :) I think you are slowly falling in love with patterned paper…seriously, you two go together so well! Enjoy your break! Good timing with the final week of Olympics! ox

sandie said...

Just fab Aimes. I keep thinking of giving a shaker card a go but thinking is as far as I have got!!

donna mikasa said...

Awesome shaker card! LOVE all the stars in there.

Joni Andaya said...

What an AWESOME shaker card Aimes :) Love this <3

Pamela said...

Love love love those star sequins <3333

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I saw this post in my reader on Monday (sorry I haven't had time to comment til now), and "Hey Ya" has been stuck in my head ever since! I can't complain though...I've got a little crush on Andre 3000 ;)

Your card is the epitome of fun, and it's so perfect for a birthday!!

Lea Lawson said...

This is SO cute!! Loving the shaker full of star sequins!!!

Laura Davis said...

This card is awesome!!

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