Saturday, 11 August 2018

C4C447 Bug Shaker Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Since it's a new month we also have a new Hostess and Guest Designer! Our August hostess is Anja de Regt, and our guest designer is Connie VanLoosen.

Anja's challenge this week is:  "I love summer! With summer time the bugs come too, the annoying ones and the beautiful ones. I love dragon flies and butterflies. For this challenge put a bug on your card/project."

I rarely go shopping for something just so I can complete a challenge card, instead preferring to search through my stash and use items I already own. I had been flipping through some patterned paper and discovered that the back side of a sheet of cloud paper had these BUGS on it. Since the other set of Grandparents for 3 of our grands used to do bug research for the University, I immediately put this sheet of paper in the package I keep for 'boy themed cards'. It was perfect for this challenge, so I pulled it out and got to work.

I knew I wanted to make a shaker card, so used a 3/4" and a 1" circle punch to punch some of the bugs out of the patterned paper and inked all the edges. Cutting a Gift Card window into a green panel, I added a shaker pouch, the punched bug circles, some black micro beads and green sequins. Then I backed it with a white panel and added the die cut black frame. Viola - a bug shaker, perfect for one of our Grandson's.

I also had this sheet of clear bug stickers in my stash, so added a few of them to the card edges inside and out. I simply cut off the back end of the bug stickers even with the edges of the panels. I'm not a bug person, so no - I did not keep the back end of the bug stickers to use on a different project. Bug Butts do not appeal to me at all, ha ha.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C447.


Patterned paper - Bella Boulevard
1" and 3/4" circle punches - Stampin' Up
Gift Card Frame & Window, plus Pouch - MFT Stamps
Green, black and white card stocks
Sequins & black micro beads
Happy Birthday stamp - MFT Stamps
Essential Fishtail Sentiment Banner dies - MFT Stamps
Distress Oxide inks
Bug stickers - Violette Stickers
Words inside - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today

1 comment:

StampOwl said...

love the bug shaker card