Friday, 22 May 2015

Hooray - You're Engaged!

Honestly, all these lovely people I know getting engaged, and I've got the trials of having to make a card ;). Of course, this latest lovely couple are just lucky enough to get one made with my new Hooray shaker die from Clearly Besotted - it is just yummy and fantabulous in one fell swoop....

I got some inspiration from the fabulous Clearly Besotted design team and gave another shaker card a go and am really happy with the results!


I took a basic card blank - C6 I think it is! - and trimmed another piece of white card stock to fit in the middle. I took some time to line up the Hooray die to make sure it was centred and level (not entirely convinced, but it's close enough!) and cut it from the card stock. I then cut it twice more, once from spare white card and once from some nice light turquoise, having put some Stick It! on the back before cutting. I then cut out the Hooray from each of these and put them to one side to make the shaker section.

I put some acetate on the back using strong red tape to cover the Hooray and adhesive fun foam to give depth and contain the sequins. I used some of Lucy Abrams Glacier selection - these are so beautiful! - and they obviously go well with the shaker dies she designed. With some strong red tape I contained the shaker part with another piece of white card stock, the same size as the shaker piece making it easier to attach to the card. I then attached the extra 'Hooray' words, one on top of each other, to give it depth and colour. I also then stamped the sentiment (should have done this first really!) from the Clearly Besotted Mr & Mrs set in Memento Tuxedo Black.

I then attached two thin pieces of Lawn Fawn Let's Polka paper to either side of the card before attaching the shaker section, to frame it.

Thanks as always for reading :)

7 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun shaker!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Cute shaker card Ruthich! Great design! Hazel xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours you used to perfect! hugs Pops x x x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun shaker card.

Crafty Time 4U said...

Yes, very lucky couple, who will receive this cute shaker card! Great job!!!

Marika said...

Hoorey for this card! I have admit, I still haven't made any shaker cards. Yours is simply amazing in its CAS design. Thank you so much for your kind words at Kelly's blog. Thank you.

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