Hey Procraftinators! I am back with another Team Tiny video hop! This month, our theme is shaker cards. If you aren't familiar with Team Tiny, we are a group of YouTube creators who have 1,000 or less subscribors. Which means, our channels are not monetized - NO commercials! It also means that we, as small creators, are just trying to get off the ground and would appreciate your likes, comments and for you to hit that subscribe button, if you like our content. Below, you will find a link to my video. In the title and the description box of that video, you will find the unique hashtag for this hop, #TeamTinyAllShookUp. When you click that hastag, over on YouTube (not here), it will bring up all the other videos included in this hop and you can binge away on our content. Easy peasy!
I started by ink blending my card panel with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves,
Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. Then, I splattered some water from my
water sprayer and finished it off with a DIY shimmer spray that I make
out of Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearl and water. I quickly
dried it with my heat tool.
Next, I went to work on stamping my shaker card window. I save my Cricut mat covers for stuff like this, however, you can use any acetate you wish - old packaging, craft acetate, embossable acetate, duralar, etc. I'm cheap and don't make shaker cards very often, so I choose to save the plastic covering from my Cricut mats. It works. I cut 2 circles the same size using my Cricut. I measured the starburst stamp from My Favorite Things - Say it in a Starburst stamp set and determined what size circle would work best for my needs. Then, I cut 2 of those circles. I also created a white cardstock frame to go with those circles. After my pieces were cut, I stamped the starburst and the sentiment "You Rock" in white opaque StazOn Ink. After I was done stamping with the StazOn, I used the StazOn cleaner to remove the ink from my stamps. I have heard varying things on whether or not the StazOn Cleaner is ok for photopolymer stamps. So, what I do is clean the stamp real well to get the StazOn ink off, because I have heard that ink itself is definitely bad to leave on your stamps, no matter what kind of stamp you have. Then, once the stamp is clean of ink, I take the stamp to the sink and I wash it thoroughly with soap and water to remove the harsh chemicals of the StazOn cleaner. Not sure if this is what you are supposed to do, but it's what I do. I don't use StazOn often, but so far, so good, no stamps have been harmed.
Next. I took the cardstock frame that I made with my Cricut and applied 1/8in Scor tape to the back of it and applied it to my acetate. This frame is to hide the foam tape that will be applied to the back of the acetate to form the shaker. If this doesn't make sense now, it will later. I carefully lined up my frame with my acetate. I made them the exact same size and I didn't want any overlap between the two. Plus, since Scor tape is a dry adhesive, there was no wiggle room here, like you have with a wet adhesive.
Next, I took my 1/2in XFasten Foam tape and lined it up in my paper trimmer and cut it to approximately 1/8in strips. I don't have any foam tape that is this width, so I had to make do. I don't cut very straight with scissors, so using my trimmer seemed to be the logical option here. I was afraid that my foam tape with stick too well to my trimmer, but to my surprise, it did not.
Once the foam tape was cut into very thin strips, I folded it in half so it was double the thickness and then I removed the backing paper so that it was easy to bend and maneuver in the shape that I needed it to be. I then took it and shaped it around my circle shaker piece. I made sure that each strip butted up to the next strip until I went all the way around the circle. You want to make sure that there are no gaps between the strips, otherwise you shaker bits may escape and make a mess. No one wants that. All my sequins and confetti are from Nuvo and will be listed in my supplies section at the end of this post.
I repeated the process for the lower, rectangular shaker. However, I made the strips slightly wider and I did not do them double thickness. I probably should've because this shaker portion does not shake quite as well as the circular one does. However, it is still a perfectly adequate cared, regardless.
Once I sealed up both shaker portions, it was time to adhere them to each other. I used 1/8in score tape to go around the back of the circular shaker to attach it to the center of rectangular shaker. Easy peasy!
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- Bristol Smooth Cardstock
- Blending Brushes
- Distress Inks
- Antique Linen
- Victorian Velvet
- Seedless Preserves
- Chipped Sapphire
- Black Soot
- DIY Shimmer Spray
- Acetate/Cricut Mat Cover
- My Favorite Things - Say it in a Starburst Stamp Set
- StazOn Opaque White Ink
- 1/8" SCOR Tape
- Nuvo Pure Sheen Sequins
- Periwinkle Blue
- Silver Rain
- Ice White
- Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti
- Rainbow Quartz Confetti
- Bluebell Hearts
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- XFasten Foam Tape
***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***
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