Sunday, April 10, 2016

CTMH Balloon Rabbit Shaker Card

When I saw the February stamp of the month from Close To My Heart, I knew I wanted it. It's perfect for birthdays and babies and any sort of wild thing saying!

My sister was born in the year of the Rabbit. So, I made her a balloon rabbit birthday shaker card. I originally wanted to use a soft purple, but I made the rabbit pink.

I got a MISTI for my birthday, so I used it to stamp this rabbit. I have trouble getting perfect coverage  on the first try with solid stamps. Furthermore, I used Spun Sugar distress ink. Distress inks are not designed for solid, perfect coverage. So, I actually stamped it three times with my MISTI to get this nice, even solid image.

I cut the bunny out by hand and used my grass die to line the bottom of the partially cut circle. I used sequins, beads and a little heart confetti inside my shaker. I got the beads at the dollar store!

I think my sister liked it. I know I liked shaking it around. The sound adds an extra dimension to the card! The paper was a nice foiled paper from SEI that I've had for years. I've been saving bits of it because I liked it so much. I think it went perfectly with the balloon animal party theme.

We just got back from ScrapFest Kitchener. I picked up some more nesting dies that will work well for shaker cards. I got lots of other goodies to play around with too. I did more make'n'takes this time, which added to our time spent at Scrapfest compared to other years. The bonus of a make'n'take is the chance to sit here and there! You have to scope them out early though, or else you end up standing in a long line before you get a small sitting break.

Can't wait to play!

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