Monday, 3 November 2014

My Second Attempt At The 'Less Is More - Non-Traditional Colours Challenge'

Yesterday I made a mistake, I accidentally let the 'dreaded' RED creep in to my submission for the LIM challenge, so I withdrew it and today I had another go!  

This is my Second Attempt At The 'Less Is More - Non-Traditional Colours Challenge' . . . not a drop of colour anywhere, let alone red or green (unless you class white & gold as colours).








I must admit to becoming slightly obsessed with shaker cards at the moment, but let me tell you, I am beginning to hate micro beads with a vengeance!  They start to jump out of the pot as soon as you open the lid and even when you try to tip them out as carefully and slowly as you possibly can, as soon as they hit a hard surface (even from a millimetre away) they bounce like hailstones on a tin roof . . . micro beads EVERYWHERE!!  I have four other pots that I haven't opened yet, and I'm afraid to!

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all your comments!

Supplies used:

Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments - Micro beads, sequins (all from my stash)

Edit: 

I have been asked a number of times now about exactly what dies did I use and how did I make it.  The answer is not a simple one - it's simple enough to do, but a little complicated to explain in words - so the best thing I can do is to give you some links to some very good videos on how to make a shaker.

The dies used are a set purchased in 2014 and was still available Christmas 2015, however, there tons of similar dies out there by most of the die companies (including new ones from Spellbinders)
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PQySngnwiQ

All shaker cards use basically the same techniques, so although they are not the same, all the same principals apply

I hope this helps!  Hazel xx


32 comments:

  1. Amazing card. It gets worse, because I do not know how slowly my name, seeing yours wonderfulness.
    Bozena

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  2. I love the delicateness of this ornament card. The ornaments look so fragile and I love gold on Christmas cards.

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Loved your micro bead write up, it had me laughing out loud!

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  4. To "tame" the micro beads, huff (softly) into the container just as you open it. This will help take the static electricity out of the air...it may take a few huffs to get them all tamed!!! KAY MIDDLE

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  5. Prettiest card I've ever seen!

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  6. I would like to know which Spellbinders die you used and the directions to make this beautiful card.
    Thank You,
    Vidalia

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  7. E-mail sent to you Vidalia! Hazel xx

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  8. Hazel, I'd also be interested in the specific supplies and instructions for making this card. If possible, please email me at spubowlr@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  9. Hazel, your card is absolutely stunning! Love the non traditional colors.

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  10. Just pinned this from Pinterest, and saw the blog link. This is just FABULOUS...Love these dies as shakers, and it's breath-takingly stunning in the gold & white. Very rich & elegant. Wonderful look using the pretty ornament dies as you've done. TFS & Happy wkend.

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  11. The die is Elizabeth Craft Metal Die Ornament Set 2 EC762. It seems to be discontinued but I found one on eBay

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    1. Thank you Kim! You are quite right, I Googled it and also saw them on eBay . . . Thank you! Have a nice evening! Hazel xx

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  12. I absolutely love this card, this is the one that brought me to your site. Absolutely gorgeous....now to look around your site for some more eye candy.

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  13. Beautiful card. Please could you email instructions. Hope I can live up to your standard.

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    1. Oh, how I wish I could Jennyjay, but, unfortunately, you are a 'no-reply' blogger and I am unable to contact you! ;( I just hope you have subscribed to 'follow-up' comments and see this. If so, please leave me your contact details, and thank you for your kind comment. x

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  14. HI, love your card. What kind of card stock did you use. It looks like it has been distressed.. Can't wait to look rest of your beautiful cards and ideas

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    1. Hi Tanya, thank you for your lovely comment! The panel that you say looks distressed, was made using Papertrey Ink 'Linen' embossing plate. Thank you for your interest. Have a good day! xx

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  15. Theses cards are wonderfull. I watch your links but I still dont understand how you did to keep the embellishments in the form? What do you use around the forms because its not round or squares?

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    1. It is foam tape, you just have to go around as best you can with it, just make sure that you have no gaps, otherwise the 'shaker pieces' will fall out. Then you put another layer of acetate on top of that and it makes a (kind of) box. I hope that makes sense? Thank you for your visit today! xx

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  16. Love this card Hazel! I even bought the dies to try to create it. How exactly did you do the gold ornament? Foil cardstock? Did you cut a plain ornament in the white card front and then glue the detailed gold ornament to it? I understand how to do the shaker part. Just not sure about the actual ornaments.

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  17. Hi Lynn

    Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. However, you have left me no way in which to contact you to explain everything in detail and I see you have no blog listed. I hope you come back to check if I have replied and see this. I did indeed, use foiled cardstock for the ornament fronts and the videos I have linked here in this post, will show you the rest of the process. I hope this helps! Have a great day! xx

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  18. Loving this gorgeous card. I have no problem with the shaker part etc but wondering if you might share what type of adhesive you used to attach the actual die cut to the shaker part. I have used vellum to create a stained glass effect but am afraid that the die cut will not stick well and come apart in the mail.

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    1. Hi Denise

      I hope you pop back here to see my reply - as you are a 'no reply' blogger I am unable to contact you any other way! I used Rangers Multi Matte medium, it's very strong, just put something like an acrylic block on top of it for a while as it's drying as I find it does take a little while dry fully, but it certainly shouldn't come apart in the mail.

      I hope that helps and thank you for your visit today!
      Hazel xx

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    2. Hi Hazel and thank you for your reply. I have that glue and will give it a go. So enjoying following your blog. Kind Regards. Denise xx

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    3. No problem Denise. Good luck with it and thank you for following! Have a great day!
      Hazel xx

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  19. I am thinking of doing this type of card for a craft group at our church. I found the die set on Amazon...I have the micro beads (Dangerous!--ha!) and am wondering how do to the foiling part- wish we could heat emboss in gold and glue on top of the acetate window...hoping it works. Thanks! (I think this card is GORGEOUS)

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    1. Hi Becky! Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you pop back here to see this reply, as I am unable to reply to you via e-mail as you are a 'no reply' blogger. There is no foiling involved. The ornaments/baubles and sentiment are all die cut out of gold foil card-stock. The die cut ornaments are then adhered to the outside of the acetate window. Hope that helps!

      Hazel xx

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    2. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to become "reply" versus "no reply" I did check the "notify me" box, so it at least sent me an email... Can you tell me how to change that? Also- if you die cut the ornaments out of foil cardstock- what kept them from being white at the edges? Also the word "peace" is it die cut from foil cardstock?

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    3. Hi again Becky! The answer to your question about the foil card-stock question is, I don't know, I know it might sound a bit flaky, but the white just didn't really show, maybe because it was actually an off-white core rather then pure white? The answer to your 'no reply blogger' question can be answered better by providing you a link to a good article about it.

      http://anyonecandecorate.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/are-you-no-reply-blogger-how-to-fix.html

      Hope that helps, have a great day, let me know how it all goes.

      Hazel xx

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x