Today I thought I would drop by and share one of my latest fun 3D cards.
My Grandad turned 94 yesterday, and I always like to make them something a bit more special! My Nan really appreciates them! Lol.
So for this card I used a Bronwyn Eastley Tutorial – Mermaid Shaker Shadow Box Card. Bronwyn’s tutorials are really easy to follow, with plenty of step by step instructions, including pictures! You can take a look at here tutorials right HERE.
Adding a shaker element to a shadow box was so much fun! I can guarantee that this won’t be the only one of these types of cards I create! In fact – I’m already working on design number 2! Who wouldn’t when you can create so much fun!
The Designer Paper used for this card is from the Myths and Magic Specialty DSP. It’s a thicker card, making it sturdier and perfect to create these type of box cards!
These cards also fit perfectly into a normal C6 envelope! So you can even post them! I added a white panel to the back of my card to write my birthday message!
It’s Sunday night – so that means it’s time for another fabulous CASEing the Catty Blog Hop! The crew hop every Sunday Night, sharing their inspiration taken from select pages / categories in the current catalogues.
CASEing (Copy and Share Everything) is a great way to gain inspiration and use as a springboard for your own creativity. So take the hop, be inspired and join our Facebook Page so you can inspire us with YOUR project!
This week we are focusing on the Everyday Occasions Section on pages 18 – 67.
Pick a Pattern Shaker Card
This week I decided to CASE one of my favourite cards in this section. I have been wanting to do it for a while – so this was the perfect opportunity.
See that Green shaker card in the top left corner – yep – that’s the one I had fun with this week!
I was initially going to replicate the card using those fun images from the Designer Series Paper (DSP). But then another sheet in the collection caught my eye. You see – I need to make a Welcome card for a new team member (one of my favourite things to create!) – and this DSP pack has a very ‘crafty’ sheet in it. Perfect for this new member, who loves to craft!
So here is my version of this shaker card:
It’s a good thing that I love fussy cutting!!!
The Pick a Pattern DSP means you can create lots of different cards simply by purchasing a pack of the DSP. It has lots of different elements you can cut and use for Cardmaking and scrapbooking for lots of different occasions – camping, dinosaurs, crafts, photography and more! That’s why it has become a favourite DSP of mine this year.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on this card this week. Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s page and see what she has created for you 🙂
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I couldn’t resist popping back so quickly to share another of my Magical Mermaid cards. I told you I LOVED this set! This time I decided to create a shaker card in purple and pink hues.
Magical Mermaid Shaker Card
The base of this card was created during my Sunday Night Live Video on Facebook, where I demonstrated how to create the same background on my mermaid card in the recent CASEing the Catty blog hop. You can see that one HERE.
I told everyone that I would finish off the card in these ‘New’ colours and show you all.
Well, here it is!
This one has so many of our gorgeous new products. The colours are 3 of our new In Colour Range – Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. And our New Iridescent Sequin Assortment suited this shaker card perfectly.
The Mermaid’s beautiful glossy tail is again achieved by first watercoloring the image and gradually building and blending layers, before coating the whole thing with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. It gives of such a glossy smooth finish – and no sticky feel AT ALL! Definitely one to add to your tool kit!
For some added bling I popped on a couple of our New Glitter Enamel Dots!
Take a look at my Video HERE to see just how easy these beautiful watercolour backgrounds are to create!
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I get excited every time I get to pull the No Bones About It set off the shelf to use. This time I was aiming for something a little different. I was creating a first birthday card for my nephew. Now first birthdays are pretty special…I mean…its when parents get to celebrate that they survived the first year – no mean feat I can tell you as a mum of 4!!!!!
But it’s pretty special for the little person too. I mean – you never develop quite as much in your years as you do those first few. So a first birthday card has to be special right!!!!
Not only that, but I wanted to create something bright and funky for the CASEing the Catty Monthly Challenge this month! The catalogue is full of inspiration to help us create, CASE or be inspired and the birthday section never disappoints. The projects that have really caught my eye this year are the fabulous bright colours of the Birthday Fiesta suite and the shaker cards!
So I set about to creating a bright, fun card that my nephew will still love in years to come….and who grows out of shaker cards??? They are always a bit of fun! With our brilliant new foam adhesive strips – making them has become so much easier!
Now I don’t yet have the Festive Birthday Designer Paper, so I had to use a recently retired paper (Cherry on Top) that was just as bright and colourful, and those birthday balloons fit the bill perfectly!
I totally love the look of this overlay effect!
It was such a fun card to make. By using two acetate sheets on either side of the square cut out, you can then stamp the solid image on the background piece inside the card, to get the effect I created here. Just make sure you use stazon black ink for stamping on the acetate sheet in the front.
The best bit was – his whole party was dinosaur themed and I had no idea!!!! So it suited the occasion just perfectly!
So go get crafting…
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I had a request from a lovely customer of mine to make a Thank You card. She was looking at the photos on my Facebook page and saw one that Sara had demonstrated at convention last year, using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. And yes, that’s the one she wanted!
I love to please my customers so I set about creating it for her. I was thrilled with the way it came out.
I didn’t have quite all the elements that Sara had used. I was missing the natural elements ‘thanks’ or the speciality DSP she used, but I had some suitable alternatives!
I used my Hardwood stamp and smokey slate ink for the woodgrain background and my Hello You thinlets Dies for the thanks. To make it thicker and shiny I simply cut three of the ‘thanks’ and adhered them on top of each other. I then used crystal effects to cover the stack and let dry on my silicone mat – nothing sticks to that sucker! Its a great technique to jazz up dies of any kind!