Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Card Concept #84 - Sweet Inspiration

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the first Card Concept challenge of the new year. What a sweet inspiration it really is.

Those pastel colours and the stripes and pearl decorations gave rise to to my layered and sparkly shaker card.

It's been a while since I used my Fuse tool and I remembered why. I fall in and out of love with it a lot as sometimes it doesn't fuse the plastic as well as it should, but when it works, I love it for making quirky shakers like this.

I used my much underused C9 stripes builder set with some nice pastel chalk inks for the background. Lots of scraps of Lawn Fawn patterned papers for the birthday cake dies (Sugar Pea Designs) and a whole load of Little Things sequins I have in my stash but haven't used for a while.

The key to the Fuse tool is to get it really really hot. I've also found the Fuse pockets are thinner plastic and seem to work a little better (for me at least!), and double fusing them at the sides adds a bit of added security. You may think this is a bit much, but I still prefer to do them this way than with foam strips!

Hope you get the chance to join in and as always, happy crafting!


Kim Heggins said...

This is so much all your little bits and pieces, so festive!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Ruth, I LOVE this fun shaker bag! This looks awesome! I thought about getting a fuse to make fun projects like this, so I appreciate the tips!Have a great 2018!
Take Care!
Michele, Card Concept teamie!

Lisa Tilson said...

I was always on the fence a little bit about the fuse tool and think I am over it now anyway - BUT I do enjoy seeing cards made using it - as you can't get the transparent shaker cards any other way! And they are a lot of fun! Love all the sparkly elements and sentiments that you put in, you must have had to use a lot to fill the pocket! But, we have so many sequins don't we, so I am sure that wasn't too much of a problem. Such a sweet card and a great take on the concept. Lisa xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Ooh! I LOVE this 'quirky' shaker idea Ruth! Such a fun thing to do . . . AND receive! Very clever! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Cara said...

This looks so fun. Like you I've not used my fuse tool for ages x

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