Monday, 5 June 2017

Some quirky news . . . with feathers on top

I have some exciting news to share!
I am Guest Designer on the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog for the month of June.


My Quirky Thing With Wings is the adorable Mini Bird Mummy digital stamp from Limited Runs Digital Stamps (one of the generous sponsors this month)
to make a 6x6" top folding shaker card.
It makes for a quirky mix of cuteness, spookiness and interactive fun.

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut then went around the edges with a Memento marker.  Once my feature image was done, I assembled all the parts to make the shaker card.  The base is 6x6" textured cardstock.  I cut a circle window in a 5 3/4" square patterned paper panel, matted it with a panel of black cardstock in the same size to make it sturdy.  I adhered two sheets of 5 1/2" square black foam together, placed it under the patterned paper panel and traced the window so that I could trim it out with extra sharp scissors.  I trimmed a circle of acetate to be 1/2" larger than the window, leaving plenty of room to securely adhere the edges and hold all the shaker elements inside.

Before adhering the layers together, I placed the patterned window panel over the card base and adhered some sequins and spooky eyes inside so that there would always be some sparkle and eyes visible, even when the card is standing.  I've been caught out before by not doing this and the empty space looks really sad when the card is standing, so I try to remember to decorate it each time I make a shaker.  Once the adhesive had dried, I went over the window panel and around the inner circle foam edges with my powder tool to reduce the amount of sequins and micro beads sticking together.  I adhered the foam window to the card front then poured a bundle of micro beads and sequins into it before adhering the acetate panel and card front in place.  Next came a 1/8" wide black ring of cardstock to cover the front edges of the window, making for a neater finish, ensuring that you can't see the foam inside.

The sentiment tag is a panel of the same patterned paper matted with black cardstock.  The "BOO" was cut from black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and the "untitled" font.  Lucky last came the super cute mini bird mummy.  I dotted the back with adhesive to secure it to the card front and the acetate window.

Here is a close-up of the "dirty" bandages and goodies inside the shaker.

Shakers are fun interactive cards but they sure are a challenge to photograph.
Here are some more pics of my quirky thing with wings.

Limited Runs Digital Stamps - digital stamp - Mini Bird Mummy
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - wing -Y11 Y13 Y15
Copic markers - beak - Y17 YR23
Copic markers - foot - YR23 YR24 YR27
Copic markers - bandages - W00 W1 W3 W5
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip marker (edges of fussy cut image)
Glossy Accents (eyes)
acetate sheet
foam sheet (2 layered together)
Doodlebug Designs - eerie eyes sprinkles shapes
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween sequin mix
American Crafts - POP! - black micro beads
Helmar 450 Quick Dry (to adhere the layers together)
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive
(to adhere the acetate, sequins, sentiment & fussy cut image)BOO sentiment - "untitled" font - cut using Silhouette Cameo
Kaisercraft - 12x12" patterned paper - 13th Hour collection - Midnight
American Crafts - 12x12" - black textured cardstock

Sending a big Thank You to Cazzy and the team at Quirky Crafts
for inviting me to be Guest Designer this month.

Sending a big Thank You to Limited Runs Digital Stamps for supplying
the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for the
Quirky Things With Wings challenge on the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog too.
I hope you have been inspired by my card and look forward to seeing your projects shared in the Quirky Crafts - Quirky Things With Wings challenge gallery.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. This is so much fun, great colours and colouring. Fab idea to make this a shaker. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  2. Tracy this is so wonderfully crafted.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our current challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Such a fun and sweet spooky shaker card. Love the eyes between all the sequins. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. a very cool card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. What a fun shaker card with the eyeballs! Your little mummy is really cute and I like the purple and black background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  6. A quirky bird indeed! The googly eyes are great amongst the sequins. Just a fun card...
    Thanks for entering the Anything Goes challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member

  7. Cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle!

  8. Congrats on the GD spot, Tracy, and I adore this mummy bird! Great shaker card (something with which I have absolutely no talent!) I'm delighted to see you playing along this month in our challenges at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. We really do get inspired by everything we see from those who enter and support our challenges. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT


Thank you, I appreciate that you have taken the time visit my blog and to leave a comment.

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) of May 2018, those leaving a comment on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name, link to their profile or blog, as well as comments they leave are visible and accessible to all those who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.
Followers of this blog should be aware that their photo and link back to their profile are visible and accessible to anyone who visits this blog and thereby consent to the use of personal information for that specific purpose. This Data Protection and Privacy Policy applies to all content published on my blog and to content published on my blog prior to this document becoming effective.
By visiting this blog and commenting, please consider yourself informed of this privacy and data protection notice.