Friday, July 31, 2020

Whale of a Time Shaker for As You See It Challenges

Okay, what is is with the Whale of a Time Suite that has me hooked? I just can't get enough! Every time I go to make a card, I have to make a conscious effort to look at other suites and papers, because I am always drawn to all the elements of this suite. I think one of the factors is the beautiful richness of the colour and design in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper! And then there is that absolutely gorgeous Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. I've never seen one quite so delicate and detailed before. The sheer Pool Party ribbon, the sequins, especially the little seashell ones and the cute sentiments from the stamp set....Sigh! I'm in love! 

So, this week for As You See It Challenges, we had a sketch challenge, that was a bit, er, challenging! As I looked at the sketch, I had an epiphany: shaker card!

Shaker card made me think of those Whale of a Time Sequins and then I had the whole card figured out in my head! The stars of the show were sea turtles fussy cut from one of the Whale of a Time DSP designs. I love how it looks like they are swimming right out of the card!  Let's take a closer look at how the shaker card works:

  • I chose Pool Party for both the card base and the shaker card front. I mounted one of my favourite designs from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the background. To me, it looks like seaweed waving in the ocean currents. 
  • I die cut two small rectangles using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, although, in retrospect, I could have just cut one stitched square.
  • Then I embossed the whole Pool Party panel with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. Isn't it exquisite?
  • Turning it over, I added a piece of Window Sheet that I cut just smaller than the Pool Party panel and glued it on making sure it was tight around the edge of the opening. 
  • I added Foam Adhesive Strips around the opening on the backside, making sure there were no gaps for sequins to escape, then added enough foam strips to the rest of the panel for mounting on the card front without leaving any areas where the panel could sag without support.
  • I added enough sequins for a good show, then another piece of the background DSP to the top of the foam adhesive strips, once the film backing the adhesive strips was removed. With a little extra adhesive on the top of the new DSP over the sequins, the whole panel is adhered to the card front.
  • The sea turtles were fussy cut from the DSP and the sea weed was die cut from vellum and Coastal Cabana cardstock using the Smooth Sailing Dies. These were stamped with some Just Jade ink and the sprinkle image from the Whale Done stamp set and added to the card front using Glue Dots. The sentiment is from the Whale Done stamp set and is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.

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  1. Oh Heather, I love this card. I am falling in love with this suite, too.

  2. Heather this is the most fabulous shaker card!! I love these papers and can't resist a good shaker - way to go with my sketch this week!


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