Our sweet and talented friend, Taheerah Atchia, joins us again today with another amazing card project! We have enjoyed having her as our Guest Designer sharing her brilliant card designs! Please visit Taheerah’s blog for more gorgeous and creative projects, we know you will be inspired!
Today Taheerah has an adorably clever Loads of Fun card that features a water-filled shaker element!
I love how Taheerah included the cute Meow You Doin’? cats in this fun laundry room scene.
She created the cool “neon” sign by heat-embossing the sentiment on acetate with Fluorescent Magenta embossing powder and then layering it onto a piece of Black Licorice cardstock. Such a creative idea!
Since this is a water shaker the shaker elements needed to be waterproof. No problem, Taheerah stamped the clothes on shrink plastic then heat shrunk them to create water-safe images!
Taheerah created the water-shaker with the help of the Fuse Tool and a plastic stamp storage pocket. Another totally fun and unique element is that the water-filled washing machine “drum” can spin so the elements can move and appear to float!
Taheerah added some quick instructions so you can try this yourself!
For the spinning part I die cut a circle from some cardstock, poked a hole in the center, and a corresponding hole in the center of the machine drum, and used a brad to attach the two together. I kept the brad attached quite loosely so that the element could spin freely. I then attached another circle on top of the first one to cover up the brad. That circle is what you can see through the shaker.
For the water shaker part I used a circle die as a template and traced round the shape on a stamp storage pocket with a Fuse tool, to create a circular pocket. I didn’t go all the way round, leaving a gap so I could fill my shaker with water mixed with a little glycerin, and my shaker contents. I then carefully sealed the gap with the Fuse tool to make my shaker. The shaker circle is slightly smaller than the machine drum so that all the seams are hidden. I attached the water shaker element to the spinner part (just covered the entire circle with Scor-Tape and stuck the shaker to it), then adhered the drum rims from the machine on top to hide all the joins and give a finished look.
Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant water-filled shaker card with us today, Taheerah! We have enjoyed your awesome Guest Designer posts and we can’t wait to have you back again!