Hello crafty friends. Today marks the traditional start to summer so I'm kicking things off with bright summer shaker themed cards. These were made with Creative Embellishments Artist Trading Coins and the cool acrylic rings designed specifically to transform the ATC's into shakers.
Have you seen the cool ATC selection from Creative Embellishments? The ring dividers come complete with the acrylic you need to create shakers. A totally brilliant product for folks like me who are nutty over shakers.
Both cards today feature the same Beach Themed ATC Coins but you can see the looks are a bit different based on how I backed the chipboard ATC's, the way I placed the coins and which coins became shakers.
Totally fun to make and fun to give.
The paper used on this card is from Sunny Studio Stamps - with bright colors and patterns to make you smile. That's exactly what summer is all about.
The 3D Button Embellishments and Shaker Mix
A little bit about the 3D embellishments and shaker mixed used on this card. The shaker mixes and 3D button embellishments are from Buttons Galore and More. That adorable crab is sweet.
Here is the second card made using Pebbles - Sun and Fun Collection. I love how happy this card with the Zen surf dude look. The sunshine ATC looks totally different with a smiling sun in the background.
Hello Sunshine! I sure hope you stick around all summer.
The magic to any shaker is the shaker mix. A fabulous shaker needs great mix which is why I love mixes from Buttons Galore.
They have so many colors,options and choices loaded with traditional sequins, uniquely shaped sequins,beads, buttons, gems, crystals, and more.
The 3D buttons and shaker mix on this card are also bright happy products from Buttons Galore.
Do you have a difficult time picking up sequins and gems? Have your fingers or eyes failed you when using small sequins? Does it frustrate you to add tiny bits to your cards and projects?
Saygoodbye to your frustration and start enjoying those tiny finishing touches again.
You can see all the sequins I've added in the images of my cards. They are effortless to apply using
Crystal Ninja - CRYSTAL KATANA Pick Up Tool.
The Crystal Katana pickup tool was designed to pick up crystals for diamond art so you can be sure it works on sequins too. I have tried a few other brands and styles of pickup tools and this is my favorite thus far.
The black tip is wax that grips the item without leaving any residue. Add a tiny dab of glue to your project and gussy up with sequins and crystals to your hearts content.
My new favorite glue for small items is the Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive because you can add the smallest dot of glue.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great start to your summer.