There is another great challenge up at TOMIC this week. We are asking you to make a shaker card. Camilla has written a fantastic tutorial for you to follow and WOW the TOMIC team has some stunning inspiration to share with you.
Instead of a card, I made a Shaker gift box with adorable little Tilda with Hanging Heart from the Merry Little Christmas 2010 collection. I have masked Tilda and stamped the "Christmas" sentiment behind her in Silver ink. The glitter is German Glitter Glass from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Inside the lid of the box I have used the new Heart tag Doo Hickey die (sent to me from gorgeous Camilla H from Sweden, thanks Hunny!).
To create the shaker on the top of the box, I've made some paper lace using the Heart border Doo Hickey die below the image and some ribbon wrapped around a circle cut with Nesties for the top of the shaker frame. To hide the adhesive, I've attached some pearls around the edge.
So there you have it, my shaker box!
I received a few questions about how to make paper lace too, so below I have an explaination for you...
1. Cut a strip of patterned paper approx 1 inch (2.5cm) wide. Using scotch tape, carefully line up your Doo Hickey border die along the edge and run thought your die cutting machine. Carefully remove the die and tape from your paper, then line up the end to match the pattern, tape down and run through your die cutting machine again. You will end up with a 12 inch (30.5cm) strip of border edged paper.
3. Apply some adhesive to your surface. I find it is easier to work in stages otherwise I get glue everywhere.
4. Carefully attach your paper lace around the curve, adding more adhesive as you go.
5. If you run out, just make another little strip to fill in the gap. The patterns always line up beautifully with Doo Hickey dies.
Easy peasy! I hope that helps. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment or email me and I'll try to help out.
Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you get a chance to play along with us at TOMIC this week. Its a really fun technique to follow.