I initially made this card because I saw a tutorial for a shaker card and I wanted to give it a go. Then when I spotted the Paper Players‘ up, up and away challenge the very next day I knew I had to enter it.
As you may be able to guess from the name, the up, up and away challenge is to make a clean and simple card (is this CAS enough? I’m not certain!) that involves any airborne object. This is the inspiration graphic they provided:
I used the hot air balloon stamp from this set. I used colouring pencils to colour it in, and then fussy cut it. I chose a bright blue paper as the background, and stuck the balloon on to that.
Next I fussy cut a lot of clouds from some decorative paper I have. Then it was just a case of putting the shaker part together. Ideally I would have used acetate for the window, but as I don’t have any I instead used some clear plastic from packaging. The card base was a ready-made window card, and I used double-sided tape to stick the plastic down. I then put foam tape around the edges of the window and put the clouds in ready. Finally I stuck the backing piece (the blue with the balloon adhered) onto the back of the foam tape to complete the shaker.
I decided I wanted to add a sentiment, and went with just the words “dream” and “fly” from the same stamp set. I stamped them onto some white card and adhered them with dimensionals.
I’m fairly happy with how the card turned out. It was fun to play with the new-to-me technique. It didn’t work quite as well as I would have hoped – the clouds are perhaps a bit too lightweight to shake properly. Nevertheless it turned out well enough.