Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lantern Shaker Box Card by Laura C.

Have you seen the new Oriental Weave A2 folders from Provo Craft?? So many options so little time!! This card wasmade using the lantern folder from the set. It's embossed on vellum and then I brushed/dabbed it with a sponge loaded with the Tim Holtz distressing inks "Dusty Concord" and "Bundled Sage". Then I cut them out and put them aside while I made the shaker box.

The shaker box was made in the following layers: It's attached to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" purple cardstock base. Next, a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of glossy cardstock that was dabbed with purple and green alcohol inks. While that dried, I made the top frame, which is cut from the Labels 8 Spellbinder die, trimmed to 5 1/4" x 4" and then dabbed with the Tim Holtz distressing inks (see above). The "window" is made with a piece of acrylic from one of my Cricut cartridge clamshells (I ALWAYS save this!) and I used regular adhesive to attach it to the back of the frame. To put it together, I used 3M foam tape around the edges of the glossy cardstock layer (on top of ink side make sure the foam tape forms a complete sealed rectangle). The lantern strings are stuck to this 1st layer. The second layer of foam tape goes directly on top of the first. Then I added the glass beads--remember to do this BEFORE you remove the backing on the foam tape....otherwise, you can get beads stuck! So then remove the backing, place the window frame on top, then add a few embellishments to finish it off.

This is actually a super simple project, that has a BIG impact if you give it as a gift. You can even make it into a picture frame!! Enjoy!!

Available at Cutters Creek:

Ranger Alcohol Inks & applicators
Cuttlebug A2 folder (Oriental Weave set)
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks (Dusty Concord & Bundled Sage)
Spellbinders Dies (Labels 8)
3M Foam Tape

1 comment:

  1. Your card is really pretty. Love that it is a shaker card.


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