Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Sunflowers with Through The Craft Room Door

I'm thrilled to be
Guest Designer

on the

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The sponsor for this challenge is:

My Favorite Things
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I have linked the products available from the MFT store in my ingredients below.

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I have made two projects to share with you today.
This post is all about the first one, a sunflower shaker card.


I have used one of the super cool My Favorite Things Circle Shaker Pouches to transform a pretty sunflower card into a super shaking sunflower card,
filled with fun and birthday cheer.



I confess that the only have MFT exclusive product I have in my crafty stash are circle shaker pouches, so it was a pleasure to get creative and give them a workout.
My card started out as a cut file for a sunflower card (link below).  There are bundles of layers in the middle of the flower, so I cut a 2" circle in the middle of the top layers to make a window for the shaker pouch to fit through.  (Note: I had to enlarge the cut file so that the I could fit the 2" window.)  I cut all the layers from textured cardstock and then the fun began.

I added dimension to the petals and leaves using the handle of a small paintbrush.
I gathered a bundle of 6mm gold/cream/black sequins (a mix in my stash), some 4mm gold sequins and black micro beads and mixed them together.  I aligned one of the top "ring" layers on top of the "backing" layer for the shaker window, so that I could see where to adhere some sequins so that when the card is standing, the top of the window is not empty.  I added a pile of my shaker mix to the middle then carefully removed the top layer that I used as a template, added adhesive to the edge of the circle shaker pouch and carefully positioned it in place.  I finished adhering all the flower layers together then adhered them to the card front, tucking in the leaves.



Next came the sentiment panel.  I added brown layers to match the sunflower, finishing off with a die cut sentiment.  At this stage I stood the card up and it was a bit "wobbly" because I added a lot more weight to the top of it, so I quickly gathered the brown sheets of cardstock and matted the inside with lots of layers ... it worked perfectly, the card now stands proud and tall.




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You can learn all about my other TTCRD Guest Designer project HERE

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
My Favorite Things - Circle Shaker Pouches
My Favorite Things - QuickStik Pick-up Tool
My Favorite Things - Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Silhouette Cameo
Sizzix Big Shot
Spellbinders - Sentiments 3 - die set
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to My Favorite Things for sponsoring the challenge and to Deonna for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

26 comments:

  1. How creative and just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Springtime’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  2. It's a pretty card Tracy, but I am sorry your card will not qualify for our prize or top 5 at Allsorts challenge as sunflowers are not spring flowers and our theme is "spring flowers or showers". But maybe you can enter another card?

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    1. So sorry for my confusion Ellibelle ... I didn't realise that sunflowers were late bloomers. I have now deleted my entry.

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  3. I love the colors of the sequins and beads for your shaker card. What a fun card to receive. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  4. I think this is stunning!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  5. Beautifully created shaker!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

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  6. What a beautiful and fun shaker card! I'm so glad you linked up to the DRU "Springtime" challenge. Best of luck to you!

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  7. Wonderful spring time shaker card. Thanks for sharing it with us. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    Kathy
    DRU DT

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  8. Gorgeous sunflower!
    Thanks for joining Cut It Up this week!

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  9. Stunning!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us for our You Are My Sunshine challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  10. So very bright and cheerful. I love how you made the center of the sunflower into a shaker. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  11. What a great shakercard! So different and sunny! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  12. Fabulous shaker card Tracy and that sunflower is so cool! Thanks for sharing at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge.

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  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  14. Great card thank you for joining in simply Creative Challenge good luck with your entry - DT Judith CE

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