Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Transparent Element = Shaker Card

 Come join our challenge at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges and create a card or project that incorporates a transparent element.  It was my turn to select the challenge theme and am delighted with the wonderful interpretations the Design Team created, do stop by and check them out!

A shaker card is one way to incorporate a transparent element into the design of a card.  I have these wonderful circular Shake It Pouches made by Impression Obsession that was perfect for this challenge.  We have a dear friend who just received her MBA, so it was time to craft a Gradation Celebration card.  In my search for confetti, I found that it is not readily available, so large glitter was the perfect solution and the starting point for the color theme of the card.

1.     I determined that I wanted the area for the shaker element to be 4” x 4” and worked from that dimension to create the step card.  Turquoise card stock is trimmed to 7” x 10.5”.  At 1 ½” from each edge the card stock is cut from 1 ¼” to 6 ½”.  The base is scored at 1 ¼”, 2 ½” and 6” along the sides, and at 5 ¼” in the center section.  The card is folded into the step card base.
2.     Trim pink card stock to 1 ¼” x 3 ¾” and 1” x 6 ¾”, pressure emboss with Cuttlebug James’ set circle pattern, and sand to bring out texture.
3.     Die cut Spellbinders Lacey Circle with the Standard Circle centered in the middle. 
4.     Stamp Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut sentiments around the edge of the Lacey Circle.  The polymer stamps are easy to position and curve to shape with the use of an acrylic block.  Versa Color in Turquoise is a perfect match for the card stock.  Sand edges of the Lacey Circle. 
5.     Die cut Quickutz diploma and graduation cap from Kraft, black and purple card stock.  Die Cut Spellibinders Phrases One Congratulations from purple card stock. 
6.     Place confetti stars, hearts, and Rainbow large glitter in Shake It pouch and adhere.  To card front.  Adhere remaining elements, with the lacey circle concleating the edges of the Shake It pouch.  Dot the “i” with Memento Dual Marker in Grape Jelly, this is easier than trying to get the itty bitty tittle (yes it is a real word, I googled it!) to adhere to the pressure embossed card stock. 

Supplies:  Imagine Crafts-Versa Color Turquoise and Memento Dual Marker Grape Jelly, Spellbinders-Lacy Circle, Standard Circle Small, Phrase Set One, Quickutz-Graduation Cap, diploma, Hero Arts Congrats Stamp & Cut, Cuttlebug-James’ set Circle Pattern, turquoise, pink, purple, black, and Kraft card stock.

Please do come and play along with Ruby's Rainbow Challenges and share your project that includes a transparent element!

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  1. This looks so fantastic!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  2. Lovely card, great design, thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  3. What a fun shaker card Neva, I love the colors and wonderful Graduation design! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  4. love the vivid and cheerful style!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. This is SO fun, Neva! I adore the fun colors you used--and the shaker part is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Beautiful shaker card, love the colours! x

  7. Lovely card, looks really great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  8. Your graduation card is elegant and colorful! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
    Take care!

  9. Your card is so much fun and lovely use of colour too! Thank you for joining the House of Cards Challenge May theme. Thank you for entering and I hope we see you enter again this month Karen P (HOC DT)


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