Hello Crafty Friends!
Lolly's Halloween project today will have you SHAKING! With crafty fun, not with fear :)
I adore shakers. I love making them, looking at them, and playing with them. Sooo, you guessed it! It's SHAKER time! I made shaker files to cut out with my Cameo. Normally, there is a solid background to the shaker, and several "rings" that build up around the edges to hold the sequins in place. Like this:
The solid piece is usually card stock, and the ring builds up the reservoir. Then a solid shape of acetate is glued on that, and one more ring shape put on top as a decoration, and it ends up looking like this, but with sequins in it. Well, I got to thinking that I wanted a transparent background instead of the card stock as my solid foundation.
So for each shaker, I cut two pieces of acetate: one for the foundation layer and one for the top. I also cut eight "rings" of card stock to build the reservoir, and one decorative card stock ring for the very top, using patterned papers from this month's kit for it.
I also knew that I wanted to use the die cuts from this kit, peeking through the acetate in each of the three shakers I was making. I used a pumpkin die in the photo above, and the spider web in the photo below,
I built the shakers with a layer of acetate, one die character, then 8 rings, (then I added the sequins mix), a layer of acetate, and the final ring. I used sequins from my stash, some mini ghost die cuts, and just to be a little crazy, I used a glittery glue on this paper scrap, fussy cut bats out and hand punched circles to add to the sequins mix.
Then I glued on embellishments from my stash and elements from the kit.
Then I strung them all on glittery orange ribbon. I adore this project soooo much. It makes my day!
My favorite part is that you can see through the shakers. Hanging the shakers on a door has an entirely different effect than hanging on a wall!
I had to break the process video down into two segments. Part one is HERE
and part two is linked under that first video.
Aunty Vera did a super duper job gathering supplies to put this kit together. Please check it out HERE
And have a tricky-treaty day!