As promised in my last post (Magic Birthday Card) I have one more card to show you! This card is sooo much fun! Spring is in the air and this card just makes me feel just like that! Not only that this is a shaker card, but it is a double window round shaker card! I don't know if you remember my Valentine's Double Window Shaker Card (click here to see the post) where I came up with the idea of making a shaker card in a way that you can see all the way through the window to the inside of the card. It appears that there aren't any other cards made in such way and, if there are, I can't seem to find any. Well, I decided to take it to another level and make a round double window card just to see, if it was possible, and here it is!
What do you think? Do you fancy making your own? Well, here's how to:
You will need:
- 2 main round panels, one with a window cut out (you will need circle nesting dies and a circle scallop die for this, the sizes are up to you, the scallop circle is also optional)
- 1 cardstock smaller sized ring + 1 identical patterned paper one (the patterned paper is optional, I die cut mine on top of the cardstock to make them perfectly identical)
- something to colour the stamped images with (I used Big Brush Pens & Spectrum Noir Markers - Note: any alcohol markers will bleed through the paper so if your stamped & cut out image is going to overlap the window and you will see the back of it from the inside then use pencils or Big Brush Pens or anything that doesn't bleed through the paper!)
- Acetate sheet
- something to fill your shaker window with, you can use sequins, beads, glitter, glitter flakes, even small buttons...
- high tack glue or a strong double sided tape
- dimensional tape
1. decide on your sizes, pick your 3 circle dies - one large for the card, one smaller for the front panel (medium) & one slightly smaller which will be your window (smaller), this can be a circle or a scallop circle.
2. take a cardstock of your choice and cut out two identical large circles - this is your base
3. take one of them (this is gonna be your back base) and score on top to create your opening/closing flap which you will attach to the front base
3. take the other cut out circle and use your smallest out of your 3 circle dies and use your die cutting machine to cut out the middle part to create a window & set aside (I used a scallop circle)
4. take another piece of a cardstock and possibly a patterned paper and place on top of each other (if you are not using any patterned paper then just your cardstock) and use the middle sized and the smallest sized circles to cut out a ring, both at the same time. If you used a patterned paper then don't separate your cut out rings, just pop some tacky glue in between them and you have a perfectly aligned ring! Set aside.. (I used a medium circle and the scallop circle I used for cutting out the hole in the main front base)
5. take your acetate sheet and your middle sized circle die and cut out two circles out of your acetate, you can take your scissors and take a hair off both of the edges of the acetate circles to make sure it doesn't peak out fro underneath the front panel when assembling, just a hair though!
6. take your main front ring & use your tacky glue or your double sided tape to glue one of the acetate rings to it
7. take your front panel decorate with a patterned paper and do the same - glue your second acetate sheet to this too
8. take your dimensional tape and place it within the front panel all around the circle so that you can't see it, but make sure it is a perfect circle and no gaps in between. You can use a few strips of the dimensional tape or one continuous one, whatever is easiest for you.
9. Place the front panel with the window down on the table and fill your shaker space with glitter or whatever your wanna shake about :) and take the backing of the dimensional tape off, make sure you don't get any glitter or sequins on it as it could prevent from sticking properly and could escape!
10. Place your front base ring aligning it with the window of the front panel on top of it and ta dah!, you have a front of the card
11. you can choose your sentiment according to the size of your smaller window or you can choose to decorate the card on the inside (back base), the choice is yours, just remember you will see from the front inside and stamp it on the back base, in the middle
12. you can attach your front card base to the back base (get a bit of the tacky glue or a double sided tape onto the flap your scored earlier on and attach aligning the two main bases)
Tip: if your round card is not standing up straight then take your scissors and cut a tiny bit of the bottom of the back base. This will prevent from rolling around :)
If you decide that this is something you 'just must try' then go ahead and please share it with me, I would love to see what else can be done using this method. If you decide to publish your creation then I trust that you will be kind and will link back to my blog where you got the idea from and I will love you for it!
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Add a Little Green
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Colour Inspired
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything but a Square
Melonheadz Friends - Bright Colours
Great Impressions - Spring Celebrations
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Animals
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