Friday, May 11, 2012

Shaker card attempt...

At the beginning of May, the Lawn Fawn Blog posted a video by the very talented Yainea. She showed how to make a beautiful shaker card. It was a great video; I just wish I had taken some notes before I attempted my card. I guess I waited a little too long before making it and forgot a few important details.
First the card, then some of the issues:

I wanted to use white foam, but the only white foam I had was thin. I thought, 'no problem, I'm using glitter so it won't matter.' Well, that was my first mistake. -sigh- I should have used the thicker foam. The clear plastic I had was from a report cover. It would have been fine, except for the static - all the glitter stuck to it (even after I wiped it with an anti-static cloth). I also did my glueing in the wrong order. I adhered (with the wrong glue even!) the clear plastic to the foam ring and then glued it to the card. I should have re-watched the video.
I had a lot of issues with: glue, glitter falling everywhere, etc... I won't go into all that, though.

In the end, I changed to small beads. Again, this would have worked fine if I used the thicker foam like the video told me to. I then glued it to the wrong side of the card base. I was ready to cry at this point. So my daughter suggested to cut the card and adhere it to a new one - since I had used scor-tape and couldn't get it off the base. Now my card is front-heavy.

I would have started all over again, but I don't have enough of this gingham paper from MME. I choose this paper for my sister (the card is for her birthday). I'm not sure if I'm going to give it to her or just make a new, plain card. I still have a little time to decide.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

I am also entering the Hero Arts monthly challenge - but through Flickr.

Have a great Friday!


  1. Wow, such a great card! Love your shaker card with that pretty butterfly and the beads. Thank you for joining us at Card Patterns this week!!

  2. Your card turned out beautiful! I love it. Kuddos to you for sticking it out. TFS

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  4. I was reading new posts on my reader when I found this one, a shaker card and my video mentioned??? Wow!! I'm very excited that you've given it a try! :D And I love your card! For my dragon shaker card I used normal foam with a little trick, I cut 2 rings and adhered them together with liquid glue so you have the same thickness of the thick foam. I used thick foam on the video to keep it simple and forgot to mention it, sorry! Anyway I think your card turned out gorgeous! Thanks for brightening my day! :)

  5. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE your butterfly! Must try this too one day - thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karin

  6. Jeannete your card is fabulous! I would never have guessed at your behind-the-scenes trials as the finished design is magnificent!

  7. Really cute card and design.

  8. Hey Jeanette! Thanks for linking this up to the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. Lovely card-the pastel gingham paired with the butterfly is such an eye-catching combination. Well done!