15 August 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop: The Artistry of a Shaker Card...


Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom mid-month Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's new Cricut cartridge collection: Artistry. If you just hopped over from the oh-so-talented Shelly's amazing blog, Just One Pretty Piece, you're in the right spot! As always, I'll have a list of the blog participants at the end of this post.

Now on with today's project!


I decided to try my hand at a shaker card. I've never done this before, but when I saw this mason jar with the heart among the Artistry cuts, I knew I had to give it a try. (You can find the mason jar cut on page 2 of the cartridge handbook, and the tag cut is on page 47.)

To create the card, I copied the mason jar 4 times, giving me 5 copies. I used two jars to create the card base by welding them together at the tops and deleting the contour outline of the heart so that the jars were solid. I then used a third jar with the heart as the card front once the base was cut. I cut both the card base and the top layer from Glacier cardstock. Using my deep-cut blade, I cut the fourth jar from craft foam so that it was slightly smaller than the card base with a slightly larger heart than the card front. Finally, I deleted the jar contour from the fifth jar so that I was left with a heart shape that was exactly the same size as the heart on the card front.

To put the card together, I folded the base in half at the top and added the craft foam. To make it fit better, I cut off the top of the fun foam jar along with its lid threads and then adhered it to the top of the base jar. I then adhered the rest of the fun foam jar to the card base centering it as best I could. I cut the heart from a piece of Zoe paper and adhered it to the card base. I then took the negative space piece and added it to the front of the card as a decorative band, sandwiching a small piece of acetate between the paper and the card front. I then removed the adhesive from Coral Reef, Silver, and Gold sequins and added them to the heart-shaped craft foam well on the card base. I thought it needed something more, so I removed the adhesive from the back of some White Enamel Stars and added them too. I then adhered the card front to the craft foam.


To decorate the front of the card, I added some Gold Shimmer Trim. Then I cut three tags from Zoe paper, White Daisy cardstock and gold dot vellum. I stamped in Smoothie ink on the White Daisy tag using stamps from the Perfect Picture stamp set, which is included in the Artistry Cricut collection. I layered the three tags using dimensional and regular adhesives, and then tied them to the card with twine from my stash.


As a final touch, I used a white gel pen to define some of the lines of the jar.


 Here's another look at the card:


I hope you enjoyed my first shaker card. It was so much fun to make, I think I'll be making more! (If anyone has any tips on how to keep static electricity from causing the sequins to stick to the acetate, please leave me a comment. It was really a bit of a problem!)

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over and see with the incredibly talented Morgan Vogt has for  your inspiration at Tweet Scraps.

If you get lost along the way, here's a list of blog hop participants:

Kim {that'd be me}




13 comments:

  1. Kim Hill, this is AWESOME!!!!! I am totally inspired by you to create a shaker card now. Being a girl from the south, I love my Mason jar and this is....amazing!

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  2. This is such a great idea! I've had a lot of customers ask about doing shaker cards, so I will be referencing this page. Awesome job and thank you!

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  3. You are such a joy to visit because you give us the how-tos. First off, the colors for this project are amazing. It is also a very soothing piece of artwork! All the way around, the details really make this something special. Have you tried spraying the sequins with static guard? Just a thought - I have no idea if it will work!

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  4. What a super fun card!! I loooove it! That mason jar cut is too cute-- perfect for such a fun creation. I am really going to have to try this one-- I love it! :)

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  5. How clever of you to weld this cut to create a card! This is one of my fave shapes on this cartridge. I know I will be using it often. I love the white line details and your beautifully stamped tag too!

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  6. This card makes me happy! I definitely will be trying my hand at making this shaker card. Thanks so much for explaining the process.

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  7. If you ever need to write me a letter ... use this card!! I love how you took on a shaker card for the first time and make it look like it's someting you've been doing for years. I've never made one either.

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  8. What a great card! I love all of the elements you included.

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  9. Kim..this is an amazing card and your instructions are perfect. You are so very creative. Love, Love this!

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  10. Ohhhh, I need to try this one. Thank you!

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  11. I am so stealing this idea! Love it!

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  12. Awww, this is adorable! I love anything and everything with a mason jar, and turning it into a shaker is even more precious!!

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