Lawn Fawn – Loads of Fun Shaker Card
I couldn't resist this set. How is it that so many of my posts lately start this way?!?!? You all must think I have no sales resistance at all!
Well, I do, but only for sets I don't like. Unfortunately, there are so many sets that I do like that it can be quite a problem. I pre-ordered this from Simon Says Stamp right after CHA, and it finally came last week along with the beautiful Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pad. I have been divesting myself of my 12 x 12 paper because I just don't do as much scrapbooking as I used to, but I love 6 x 6 pads that have simpler patterns that let the stamped images shine. These plaids aren't exactly simple, but the colors are so beautiful I could not resist! Oh dear, there I go again!
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this set for the first card, and that was make a shaker card. I stamped everything out and cut it out using my Pix Scan sheet and got to work. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!!! (YILM!) I love the colors in this paper and had to figure out just which papers I could use with it, since I don't have any of the Lawn Fawn ink or card stock…yet. I used my handy swatch books and Copic color chart to figure out the best colors of card stock, ink, and markers to use.
I stamped the window with Stazon White. I also used my 1-3/4" circle punch to punch out the washer door and layered the window sheet behind the washing machine. To create the shaker frame, I used a foam shaker frame circle (formerly available from SU! but luckily I found that the Sticky Stuff store has them and have put the link below) and added my stamped and colored pieces along with the Atmosphere sequin mixture from Little Things from Lucy's Cards. Originally, I just was going use the stamped socks and underwear with the bubbles to which I had added some glimmer with a Sakura Stardust gel pen, but the pieces of card stock had a maddening tendency to clump up on top of each other. I added the sequin mixture to make the pieces move apart, and that worked pretty well plus they make the card more festive and look like bubbles too.
I used the Zig Painty silver pen to color the edge of the door on the washer and one of the plates on the top of the washer.
I added a few of the sequins on the front of the card for a little more bling and to look like bubbles floating up from the washing machine.
Now, the $64,000 question is to whom do you send a card with a washing machine on the front of it for their birthday? Maybe that special friend you made at the laundromat? Your brother, who STILL has your mom do his laundry, as a hint that maybe it's just TIME? (DON'T ask me where I got this idea, cough cough). Your college-aged child, forced to adult now that mom isn't around to wash his or her clothes?
Well, I don't care, I still think it's cute and would love to get a card like this so I'm sure other people would too!
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