Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween Skull Shaker Card with Stampendous


Hello everyone!  It's getting really really hot here.  Monday, at 3 p.m., it was almost 110F and the air was not moving.  I love the heat and summer but this is way too early.  Summer does not start for another 60-ish days.  



Well, making another card for Halloween was not really on my list this week. But while looking through a stack of my unused stamps I came across this rocking Skull Stack by Stampendous, which has been sitting in my stash for a few years now, and I had to finally do something with it.  So I made my first ever shaker card!

I am entering this into two card challenges.  The Stamp Ink Paper Challenge blog has Challenge 70 - Tic Tac Toe



And the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog has Challenge 49 - Boo!



Now...to make the card - I started with a top folding A2 card base of white cardstock.  Then I stamped the Skull Stack (retired) by Stampendous on a piece of white cardstock with black ink.  Using the 2nd largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Stax by MFT, I die cut the part of the image I wanted to use.


Next I placed the two largest dies from the same set onto a piece of black cardstock and die cut them.  This gives me my frame for the window of the card.


Next I cut a piece of acetate using the largest rectangle die.  I also picked a piece of decorative orange paper from Thrilling by Authentique and a phrase from another piece of decorative paper from the Ghosts & Goblins Matstack by DCWV (both from my stash).


Next I adhered the orange paper to my card front, adhered the cardstock with the skulls to the orange paper, glued some small googly eyes to some of the skulls, and placed some black and purple sequins and some orange and purple beads on top of the skulls.  Next I glued the acetate to the back of the black frame and then adhered double sided tape to the back of the acetate.  


Once the googly eyes were dry, I flipped the window frame over and adhered it over the skulls.  Then I adhered the phrase to the left of the window.  


And the card is done!  I love how the sequins and beads sometimes get trapped within the skulls and drop down like a pinball machine.  LOL  


I don't know why I was mentally blocking shaker cards.  For some reason I thought they were more time consuming than they really are.  This was so much fun to make.  Of course now I have other ideas in my head.  Hmmm, are there any shaker card Christmas challenges coming up??  LOL  I hope you liked this card.  Feel free to leave a comment below and, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

20 comments:

  1. So cute and scary...loving this shaker card!

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    1. Thanks Lois. Glad you like. Loving this shaker too. LOL

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  2. What a great image for a shaker card, Michael! Now that you have done one shaker card, I hope you will be sharing more of them with us. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber again this challenge!

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    1. Thanks Katy! Glad you love the card. Glad I played along with you guys and have more shaker cards coming down the pike.

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  3. Michael, your skull shaker card is so stinkin' cute! And What?? This is your first shaker? You nailed it! As if those skulls weren't awesome enough you added googly eyes to make them more adorable! So glad you joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Tina. Yes, my first shaker. But not my last. I already made 2 more. LOL. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  4. Michael I love your skull shaker card. Shaker cards are fun! Now that you're hooked you'll love the different subjects you can use. And yes Christmas are the best ones, try snowmen.

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    1. Hi Sherri. Glad you love the card and...I have already made two more. And one is a snowman but that was before I read this comment. Wait until you see it!! Thanks for the comments!

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  5. Michael, that thermometer is the only SCARY thing on your post because your card is absolutely fabulous!!!
    I love shaker cards, don't make them as often as I should for liking them so much!!
    Love that retired skull stamp, (personally, I HATE WHEN THEY RETIRE STAMPS, GRRRR!!!!!) it's awesome and you made it even more awesome adding those googly eyes to some of the skulls.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER for our Halloween challenge. We love seeing your cards in the gallery, hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs and try to keep cool!!
    Maria.

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    1. I always love reading your comments Maria!! Thanks for loving this card so much. Yes, the temp here is scary but I would take this over snow any day!! I do not miss thermals. LOL. Glad I played along with you guys again.

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  6. Your stamp sure looks like designer paper to me - you will have to use this one more! Love the googly eyes which make the shaker card is more fun! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie. Glad you love the card. Glad I played along with you guys again.

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  7. Adorable shaker card! Another Halloween treat from you! I love that paper! I would write more but my brain melted when I saw the temperature! Way too hot! Always happy to see your cards in the gallery! Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber! Stay cool!!

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    1. Thanks so much Jane. Loved making this guy! It is hot but not humid and that helps...um...a little? LOL Do not miss the cold. Glad I played along with you guys again.

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  8. Nice shaker card, love the skull paper in the background. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

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    1. Thanks Donna. Glad you love the card. Always fun to play along with you guys.

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  9. I love shaker cards and this one is adorable, Michael! Love the googly eyes and shaker elements. Always a joy to see one of your cards in the gallery at SIP :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sandy. Loved making it as much as you love seeing it. Glad I played along with you guys.

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  10. This is a cool card. I like the Halloween shaker style especially the skulls as the background. Thankfully we now have cooler weather

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    1. Hi Birgit. Sorry it took so long for me to respond to your comment! Can you believe this was my first shaker card? I love the skull background. Glad you like the card too.

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