Oct 27, 2015
Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! We are fresh off our weekend high of our Stamp Joy event and we had a blast! Today Blog Design Team member, Sharon Harnist has created a wickedly cute faux shaker tag card and she reminds us all that sometimes the best things are completely unplanned! Read on for more details…
Today I have a fun faux shaker card to share, to get you ready for a happy
Halloween week! In all honesty, the “faux” part came about due to the fact that
I totally forgot to place an acrylic sheet on the back of the tag shaker’s
front, before adhering my foam tape so the shaker material would be sealed into
the tag. And since I didn’t want to try removing the foam tape and chance
tearing up the tag I had watercolored, I just went with it, LOL! I was going to
adhere a few of the Halloween Confetti pieces in place to
the orange part of the tag anyway, so I just added a few more and there you have
it — a faux shaker!
To create the faux shaker tag:
1. Die cut a full Build a Tag 5 from watercolor paper, then
die-cut an additional tag with the arched cut-out. Next, tap Seedless Preserves
(purple) mini Distress Ink Pad onto a craft sheet, spritz it with water, then
dip the cut-out tag into the ink. Let the paper dry (speed it up with a heat
tool), then repeat the process again, multiple times, to achieve the color you’d
like. This will build layers of varying hues of the same color.
2. Repeat the watercoloring process with the full tag, using a mixture
of Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade (orange) Distress Inks.
3. Once thoroughly dry, stamp the Tag-a-long Halloween bat
and sentiment onto the orange full tag and watercolor the bat using Black Soot
Distress Ink (tap the ink pad to your craft sheet, then use a waterbrush to pick
up the color). Using a clear glitter pen, add sparkle to the sentiment.
4. Die cut Halloween Confetti from Pumpkin, Lemon
Meringue, Granny Smith, Jelly Donut, Oreo and Sugar
Cube cardstock. Adhere confetti around the bottom of the orange
tag; adhere green hat with foam tape onto bat’s head.
5. Apply foam tape to the back of the purple cut-out tag and adhere over the top
of the orange tag.
6. Tie black hemp cord through the tag hole.
To create the card base:
I embossed Poppy Seed cardstock with Tangled Webs
Embossing Folder, then lightly swiped a white pigment ink pad over the
top of the embossing.
Next, I assembled the card by adhering the tag to the embossed card base, and
I added a few small Halloween Confetti spiders onto the web
background. To finish the card, I used leftover purple and orange watercolored
paper to die cut the Build a Tag 5 circle spider and zig-zag
pieces and placed them on the lower right card front.
I think I’ll be using this fun faux shaker technique again (on purpose!) in
Thank you, Sharon for sharing this fun technique with us today. Please visit Sharon on her blog, PaperFections, for more of her wonderful work.