Birthday Balloons Fuse Tool Shaker

Hello friends! Today I have a fun fuse tool shaker card to share with you! This card features some stamps from the Party Like a Panda stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

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To begin I took a piece of Canson watercolor paper and blended across is with a few different colors of Distress Oxide inks. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, and Squeezed Lemonade.

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I sprinkled clean water onto my Distress Oxide background and soaked it up with a paper towel. This lifts up some spots of ink across the panel. Next I took Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment in the color Pearl and splatted some drops of that onto the panel. To finish up the background I added even more splatters with some of the Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink.

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I took the Party Like a Panda set and picked out the balloon sentiment. I stamped that onto vellum with Versamark ink and embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. Next I took the Birthday sentiment and stamped it onto some white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I fussy cut both of those sentiments out with scissors. For the last sentiment I picked out one of the smaller one, embossed it in white on black cardstock, and cut it into a strip.

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Using my Fuse Tool I turned my background panel into a shaker pocket. I filled that pocket with some large clear glitter and clear micropearls. Once it was closed up I adhered it to an A2 size card base with my ATG gun. I then glued all of the sentiments to the front with a combination of both liquid adhesive and foam tape.

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For the finishing touches on this card I first went over the balloon letters with Copic markers to give them some color. I then went over them with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give them dimension. Using my Wink of Stella glitter brush I added sparkle to the other two sentiments. Finally I added some sequins around the sentiments white I then filled with the Crystal Glaze.


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Blossoming Cherry Tree Shaker Card | Simon Says Stamp

Today I am using one of the new stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Bloom release!

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First I stamped the tree from the Blossoming stamp set onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink. I then colored in the image with Copics and fussy cut it out with scissors.

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I created a background panel by blending some Distress Oxide inks onto some Bristol Smooth paper. I blended the colors Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. I then used my fuse tool to turn the background into a shaker pocket. I used large clear glitter and clear micro pearls from my shaker bits.

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I adhered the shaker pocket onto a card base and then glued the tree onto the pocket. For my sentiment I embossed one of the stamps with white embossing powder onto Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock. I popped the sentiment strip onto the card with foam tape.

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For the finishing touched on the card I first randomly added dabs of Glossy Accents to the flowers on the tree and sprinkle Unicorn Dust glitter onto them. I then used a white gel pen to add highlights and details to the tree. Finally I went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Rainbows and Unicorns Shaker | My Favorite Things

Hello my crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fuse tool shaker card using some products from My Favorite Things.

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I used Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink and the cloud stencil from My Favorite Things to create a cloudy background panel. I then closed that panel up into a shaker pocket with my fuse tool, adding in some sequins from Lucy’s Cards.

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I stamped some of the images from the Rainbows and Unicorns stamp set and colored them in with Copics. I also stamped a sentiment from that set onto Cotton Candy cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and embossed it with Alabaster white embossing powder.

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I adhered the shaker pocket to an A2 card base with my ATG gun. I then glued the sentiment strip and the rainbow image along the bottom of the card. I die cut some clouds out of vellum and placed them above the sentiment. I glued the unicorn down over the clouds and onto the card.

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To finish up this card I added some highlights to the images with a white gel pen. I then went over all of the clouds with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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Fuse Tool Shaker Cards | Aqua Pigment Backgrounds

Today I created shaker cards using a Fuse Tool with some awesome (and easy) watercolor backgrounds.

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To create the background I added the paint directly to my glass craft mat and then smooshed some Canson watercolor paper into it. I was able to make a ton of background really quickly with this technique and I think they all look really cool.

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Next I used my fuse tool to create a pocket around my backgrounds. For the plastic I used some old scrapbooking sleeves I had in my stash. I fused three sides and left one open to add my shaker bits. Once the sequins were inside the pockets I fused up the last side to finish the shaker pocket.

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I took the Happy Birthday stamp from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and I heat embossing it with Alabaster embossing powder onto a strip of vellum. I then wrapped the vellum around the shaker pocket and adhered it to the back. I added a second smaller sentiment from Simon’s Tiny Words stamp set below the vellum one.

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I adhered both of my shaker pockets to A2 size card bases. To finish them up I added some white sequins which I then filled with Glossy Accents.


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Brutus Monroe ATC Blog Hop

Welcome friends! I am sharing a really fun project today for the Brutus Monroe blog hop. This blog hop is all about ATCs or Artist Trading Cards. These are small (2.5in x 3.5in) cards that you “art” on and then trade with fellow crafters.

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For my ATCs I started with a few pieces of watercolor paper. I then added drops of Aqua Pigment paint to my glass mat and dragged the paper through the paint. I really like the ethereal look that this created.

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I cut down the watercolor panels so that I had nine ATCs all together. I then used a fuse tool in order to turn them all into shakers. The plastic that I used for the shakers is actually just scrapbook page holders. I used a variety of different sequins to fill the shakers.

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In order to get the sentiments stamped in black onto the shaker plastic I used Staz-on ink. I stamped a lot of the sentiments by using two different colors of ink to create an ombre look. I then went over those sentiments with Icicle embossing ink. I got most of the sentiments that I used from the Super Sentimental stamp set from Brutus Monroe.

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I added silver twine in fun ways to each of the ATCs. For a couple of the cards I added additional sentiment strips. I went over those strips with Wink of Stella glitter to give them some sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by with me for the hop! If you are interested in creating a project similar to this check out the links below. To continue hopping along you can follow these links:

 JESS

DANIEL

LAUREN

MARIE

BERINA

LUISANA

 ASHLEY

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