Hi everyone! It's Friends With Flair time! I haven't had time to play along with Unity's Friends with Flair in such a long time, so I busted out my Unity stamps and played along today.
Everything OLD is NEW again, right? Case in point, shaker cards are all the rage right now and here's a link to my first shaker card back in 2007! Shaker parts can be both large and small. I made my shaker part the entire card front using my Circle dies, but I have something in the works using smaller butterflies.
Not gonna lie, shaker cards are kind of a pain to make and after several hours of fiddling with my beads and sequins I remembered WHY I didn't make many all those years ago! I cut my foam squares in half and started to line the inside of my card frame. After placing the small pieces down, I switched to cutting larger pieces from my foam tape roll to cover more ground.
Next I peeled the backing of the bottom portion only and stuck it to my card base. My thought was to hold the top open and pour in the beads/sequins and then seal up the rest of the circle. Wellll... I ended up with way too many beads, so I had to pry the top open and pour some of the beads out. Which created a hot mess with beads stuck to the adhesive pieces all over the circle. I fixed it eventually, but I am pretty sure there is an easier way to make shaker cards. Any tips are welcome!!
Back to my card, the image is Mug of Hugs which is from Unity's Stamps of the Week collection and I think it's ADORABLE (not sure what set the sentiment is from). I colored the mug with Copic markers. I used another of my charms and even used one of my purple beads match. Go me!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here is a close up picture.Card Deets:
Spellbinders Dies: S4-125 Classic Scalloped Circles SM, S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®; S2-132 Pretty Petals C Shapeabilities®
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co, Mug of Hugs
Other Supplies: White, Kraft and Pistachio Pudding cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Lavender baker's twine; Rhinestones; Charms and beads
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.