Hey Friends, Ilda here today!
Today I have a treat for you, well at least I think so!
Today’s card was inspired by my friend and Interactive Card Master Laura Dovalo! When she came out with a card creating a rain shaker I was floored and just knew someday I would have to make one. Well, the day finally arrived! Since then Laura has collaborated with MFT and created the Falling From The Clouds Die to make it easier for us to recreate. Unfortunately, I do not yet own the die and so I had to see if I could up with a DIY version of it using supplies I already owned. Fortunately, Studio Katia had just the die I needed! I always love it when I could stretch my supplies, don’t you!?
So here is the fun Rain Maker Shaker Card I came up with. The sun, the rainbow colors, and even the rain just make me smile. Plus it is so fun to play with!
In order to create this version of the Rain Maker Shaker, I used a die meant for stitching which comes from STITCH BORDERS die set. I will let you watch how I used the die to create the mechanism that makes this card interactive. Here is the process video.
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To begin this card I added embossing paste to my background using the LARGE POLKA stencil. Once that was dry I realigned the stencil with the embossed dots and used Distress Oxide Inks to blend out the rainbow colors. I then trimmed the background and glued it to the card base.
Next, I die cut the clouds using the cloud border from the SKY SET DOTTED BORDERS and also die cut the pieces for the sun by using the negative piece from die cutting the FANCY CIRCLE DIES together. I then just sandwiched the vellum piece between the sun rays.
The hello script die-cut comes from the YOU’RE SO RANUNCULUS DIE set which I die cut three times and stacked together. I used Copic markers to blend out the rainbow on the die cut and then finished it off with clear embossing powder for a high gloss finish.
I hope you have been inspired by my version of Laura’s Rain Maker Shaker Interactive Card and maybe the next time you don’t own that certain die or product you first take a look at what you already do have and use your creative juices to create your own. Experimenting and playing around with your supplies is what makes creating fun!
Thank you for stopping by and until next time… Happy Crafting!