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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Let's Sail Away - Shakers with the Fuse tool and Newton's Nook

Hello Fellow Crafters! How are you all? It was our last day of the Easter Holidays today and the weather, in typical fashion, was fabulous. Chilly, but gloriously sunny and we got the grass cut and spent lots of time in the garden.

I mentioned in my crafty haul video that I had been making cards with my Fuse and the Newton's Nook stamp and die set Message in a Bottle that I bought. I was inspired by seeing Kim Dellow's tutorial on using the Fuse in my recent edition of Simply Cards and Papercraft #148. I felt it was time I had another play with it and this is the result. It is such a brilliant idea to use the die as a Fuse guide.



I started by approximating where I wanted the bottle to be on some Neenah card stock and then stamped the ship, placing the die around it and then the bottle around that - made it easier to cut them both at once!

I then taped the bottle die to a bit of an A4 thin plastic wallet (I got these in a supermarket for £1 for 10 and I find they work well), where I wanted the aperture so I could get the ship and sequins in.


I then Fused around the die. I do love this tool. I find I need to get it hot, and I mean leave it 15-20 minutes to heat up hot. I always test it on a corner of plastic first. If I find I can pull it apart easily, it hasn't Fused properly and I need to leave it longer to heat.


I leave mine on a spare bathroom tile on the floor next to me. I need to sort out a proper holder, but since it's only me in here when crafting it's not a problem. I always unplug if I have to go away for anything more than 30 seconds - better safe than sorry!

I digress! I then cut around the shaker and added my sequins, and then the ship, Fusing up the gap. I then taped it to the back of my card panel, and then with double sided tape to the card base. I then added the sentiment to the front - next time do this first!! - and some coloured dew drops that I had in my stash from a giveaway win from Michelle.





And here is the video showing how I made it. Thank you for your continued support of my videos, it means a lot as I'm so new to it all!

  
Below is a list of what I used to make this card and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links.



I loved making this card and I hope you found it interesting and useful. I love experimenting with my gadgets. Thank you so much for reading, and for watching, and for all your lovely comments. They really do make my day :)

13 comments:

Rita Wright said...

This is really fun, Ruth. Shaker cards are so difficult for me to make, so I admire your clever use of the Fuse tool. I haven't tried one of those yet and with my experience with hot glue guns, it might not be a good idea for me to handle one. lol

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely brilliant!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Ruth, this card is a stunner, love it. It looks truly brilliant, the colours used, everything. I love this die and stamp set, wow.

Kim Dellow said...

I just adore this Ruth! I love your message in a bottle and the video. Thank you for the shout out too :) Kx

Lisa Tilson said...

A lovely card Ruth, you are so good at these shakers! And a great tip to fuse around the die. loved your video, really informative, you would never know you were a beginner. Lisa xx

Michelle Short said...

Really love this card, Ruth. And your video, you made using the Fuse tool really easy. Maybe I need one after all? ;) xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a clever design Ruth! I loved the video showing us how to do it! Very professional! Have a great week my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Cara said...

Ooh love it! My fuse tool is still languishing in the box so thanks for sharing those tips. Cara x

Karen Ashbrook said...

Fab card and great video. The dew drops are an ideal embellishment, they have the look of sea glass. Karen x

maria f. said...

What a fabulous idea and design! Well done, Ruth.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Ruth, my friend, this is one of my all-time favorite shaker cards!! It's a brilliant design and video! I agree with you about letting the Fuse tool get really really hot first. What a great tip about fusing around dies. Now I can't wait to go play with all my millions of dies!!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is cool! Now I feel bad - bought that fuse tool several month ago and have not yet used it....

Mirella said...

Fab idea Ruth, love it!

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