Thursday 21 April 2016

Squid Soup and Shaker tutorial

Hello lovely peeps, and welcome to my new followers.
I'm chuffed to bits because I've now reached 50 Google Connect followers (the neat freak in me likes round numbers :D  )

Yesterday I had a chance to play with my new Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup stamps from Polkadoodles.

The idea is that you build up your own flowers etc. with the individual stamps. There is also a CD to accompany it with some other digi stamps, sentiments etc. and papers with a pink/aqua colour theme.
I just started stamping on scrap paper first to see what flowers I could make

But then I got waylaid because I spotted a squid :D

The idea of making a male card from floral stamps and papers really appealed to my quirky side, so I set about making a shaker card with an underwater theme. I've included instructions for those who've never made a shaker card before.

I stamped the largest flower onto green diamond paper and cut out the middle petal for the squid body. I traced it twice onto my card (which is covered with the stripy aqua paper) in pencil so I could see where to stamp my tentacles.

I stamped various leaves onto other Lemonade Fizz papers and cut them out for my seaweed.

The next step was to make the shaker frame.

To make it more sturdy I glued the paper onto some card with Collall photo glue and die-cut a circle from the middle using a large X-Cut circle die.

Next I glued a square of acetate onto the back with Collall all-purpose glue (it sticks to glass among other things, so I figured it would work on acetate)

I added a double height of adhesive foam on a roll as I find that if you only use a single layer then your shaker bits get wedged in and won't move.

I arranged my seaweed around the front of the frame and attached with Cosmic Shimmer glue for speed.

When you're ready to assemble just sprinkle your sequins etc.  in the middle of your base card,

then peel off the backing tape from the foam and carefully position the frame over the top.

Just realised that the eyes are in the wrong place for squid but it's too late to move them now.  Never mind, I'm sure you get the idea.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #126: anything goes with a twist ...Make it Male
Mod Squad Challenge -Water, Water, Everywhere
Paper Shelter Challenge #245 - For the Boys
Craftin Desert Divas  Shake it up
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog  #89 Anything goes option Flowers
Crafty Girls Creations   Always Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons  #124 tic tac toe (sparkly sequins, stamp, backing paper)

Tinker- Dream  #40 Shaker Card 

I'm going to spend the rest of the day giving my craft room a long overdue tidy :D

Whatever you're doing I hope you have a good day,
Katrina x


Sue said...

oh my - Katrina - this is wonderful - you are a card making genius.

Jane Royston said...

Oh no I love those stamps (and I keep promising myself not to buy any more)!!! A beautiful creation, you think of really original ways to use things Katrina, Jane :) X

Tracy Welham said...

Fabulous, so unique. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sarah said...

Love this design...genius squid...who'd have thought it!! xx

Anonymous said...

Love this !

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, this is so utterly creative. It just makes me smile, LOVE me some crazy squid. So cool that you used the stamp set in that way, and those eyes are hilarious. Great take on the challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad Challenge!
Judy~Mod Squad Host

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful and creative card! I love the colors and the shaker part!
Xoxo Olga

What I Created Next said...

Truly the best thing I've seen in ages xx

Fikreta said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftrooma

Just Plain Crafty by Steph said...

Wow! I love it when you can use stamps for something other than what they're designed for!! So very cute and creative! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Shake It Up Linky Party!

Kaija said...

Fabulous!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

LaurieC said...

How genius!!! Love how this turned out!! Thank you for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Shake it Up" Linky Party!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Katrina fab design and beautiful card
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love your squids - even with the eye being off a little -doesn't matter at all!

berucrafts said...

Oh what for a fun card and stunning tutorial you made, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing you project with bastel-traum. Hugs Ute