A bit later than normal this week, but here is my contribution to CASEing the Catty design challenge #148. This is a lovely Facebook group, if you are keen to play along check it out here.
The theme this week is Kits and Memories and More, in either of the catalogues.
I went with a card in the annual catalogue on page 14, the smallish square card on the left hand side with the sentiment “I Just Love You” (shown in the image above).
To me this card was just asking to be turned into a shaker card, I love shaker cards, they add an interesting dimension to the card, and are also a lot of fun for the recipient.
I used a thick whisper white card base cut at 8″ x 4″, scored at 4″. I normally like to make 3″ x 3″ sized notecards, but since by circle punch is 2.5″ in size, the 3″ size was just a bit small. The DSP on the front is from the now retired ‘A Little Foxy’ paper stack from Stampin’ Up!. The sentiment ‘So Sweet of You’ is stamped directly onto the DSP. This sentiment comes from the also retired ‘Hello There’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.
The circle has been cut into a whisper white square cut to 3 1/4″. I cut the window sheet for 3″ x 3″ and stuck it to the whisper white just using a liquid adhesive. I used foam strips to go around the circle. Normally for a shaker card I would tip the sequins inside the circle (or whatever shape) bounded by the foam strips. However in this case that would mean I would need to press the card front down onto the window and I really needed to make sure the sentiment was centred in the window. So instead, I stacked some sequins over the top of the sentiment, and lowered the window down over the top.
To finish it off I lightly sponged the front panel so it didn’t look so stark, and punched out some flowers using the Petite Petals set, in both Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay. For both of these colours I stamped off onto scratch paper first so the colour wasn’t so dark. I did this because I didn’t actually have the ink pads to match the DSP, but the second generation imprint colour looked close enough.