Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washi dot tutorial and shaker cards

Happy Sunday, LMT friends!  Hope your enjoying the end of a relaxing and crafty weekend.  It's Jaclyn here today to share with you a simple tutorial for creating a backdrop of washi dots on an interactive shaker card.  Here's a peek....

A close up shot, shows how the washi tape fills in the background on each circle while also remaining inside the shaker element.  Setting up the card this way allows the sequins and seed beads to float and move upon the surface of the washi dots for added interest and texture. 

How did I create this effect?  It was quite simple really!  Follow the steps below to create your own version.

I started with a standard A2 size card that was 4.25" x 5.5".  I cut a panel of cardstock that was a quarter of inch shorter on the height and length, as shown.  I then used a variety of sizes of circle dies to create a scattering of dots across my panel.  Note: be sure to leave at least a quarter of a inch between the dots, for easier placement of the washi tape later on.

Next, I lined up the panel on my A2 sized card, leaving an even border along all four sides.  I used a pencils to lightly trace each of the circles onto the card front.  This will allow for perfect placement of my washi tape.

The next step was to grab my stash of washi tape and start covering the penciled in circles on the card front.  I stuck to a gold and black color scheme, and pulled all of my tapes in that color family.  If you'd like to purchase these same tapes, you can now find them in our etsy shop!  Don't worry about how messy this step appears, because the panel you've previously diecut will cover up all of the rough edges and imperfections.  Just be sure to completely cover each circle and not overlap onto any nearby ones.

The final step is to create your shaker front.  I adhered a piece of an old page protector, that I cut to size, on the backside of my diecut panel.  This creates the window portion of the shaker.  Next you'll need to adhere foam adhesive along the perimeter of the panel, as shown.  The foam adhesive creates a pocket for which the shaker bits & pieces to move.  At this point, I usually carefully lay my sequins and beads onto my card front, and then remove the foam adhesive release paper, and adhere the front panel to the card.  If you've followed the steps correctly, it should line up just perfectly!

Here's one last look at the finished design! 

Thank you for joining me today on the LMT blog. 
If you missed the post from yesterday, you'll want to head on over to this post, to get yourself entered into the giveaway for a chance to win a bundle of our tapes and adhesive!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for showing the cute shaker card project. Love the gold and black combination of washi. I need a few gold rolls!


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