Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A Belly Full of Snow Tutorial
I did this shaker card for VSN.
I don't do them often, and I don't have a good explanation for you about that. Is there a gene for shaker cards? Could I be missing that gene? Do you think they could splice it into me like they do with roses?
OH WAIT I FORGOT TO TELL YOU... DID YOU SEE THIS?
Anyway, so I didn't do a whole shaker card, I just did a shaker BELLY. Love that word.
Here's what you do.
First, admire how sparkly your Diamond Dust is underneath your desk lamp. Aahhh. Remember you are supposed to actually be doing something with it and re-focus.
Then, punch a 1.25" hole from white cardstock. Center your 1.75" punch around that hole and punch out a little ring.
Punch a 1.75" circle from acetate. Or, for the ghetto version I did, use a cello bag!! (It was on my desk!!)
Adhere the acetate or ghetto bag to the ring, and then lay it down. Trim dimensionals - Use the leftover edge pieces - and carefully stick them down. They MUST be touching or you will spring sparkly leaks. If this card is for someone you don't like, then leave big gaps! ;)
Carefully spoon Diamond Dust into the ring. Don't fill it up.
Then remove the backing for the dimensionals. Do not attempt to do this before adding sparklies or you will regret it when they are all stuck to the dimensionals and you have to start over!!
Adhere a 1.75" circle to this and voila! Shaker belly!!!
Very quick, easy and not intimidating!
What is intimidating is the resolution of my new camera. So fine, in fact that I had to censor a closeup of my ghetto circle because you could see every line in my paws and they looked old and hideous! Vanity prevailed over the tutorial! :)
Note to self - investigate better hand lotion!!!
Have a great Tuesday!!