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03 May 2016

AAA Cards Game #63 - CAS Shaker

The latest challenge on the AAA Cards blog is to make a CAS shaker card.

I thought it would be fun to use flowers to make the shaker element and I ended up using the Flowers & Vases Thinlits set by Sizzix.

First I cut the stems into some lovely pale pink glitter paper that I recently acquired, then cut the flowers so that they lined up nicely with the stems. I also cut the stems from green paper and paper pieced those back into the pink card, taping them across the back to hold them in place.  After making the shaker compartment around the flower heads I filled with different coloured glitters, which I did very messily! It's a good thing that you can't see the back of the card panel.  TIP: rather than pouring directly from the glitter pot, use a tool to transfer the glitter. Then I cut the vases from grey patterned paper, stuck them in place and added a simple sentiment framed with the same grey paper to tie it all together.  I decided to use the same colour for all the vases because I think that it's more in keeping with the CAS style.  And here it is:

It's a shame the photos don't really show the glitter paper.  It really is delicious.