Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bicycle Shaker Tutorial

I enjoyed making the music shaker so much I worked up two more using my bicycle die.    The first has the shakers as the wheels and a fun rainbow ombre watercolor wash.  For that I layered narrow bands of colors on watercolor paper, letting them overlap to create a nature looking gradation. The second card has the shaker as part of the basket--I was thinking a basket full of flowers here.  So fun!  I love, love, love how the embossing and impressing turned out.  Such very different cards although using the same elements.

Step 1:  I embossed the clouds until about halfway down the card.  My folder didn't cover the entire front so I used a stylus and the embossing folder to add a couple more clouds on the right.


Step 2:  I wanted grass but didn't want another layer so I impressed it.  Notice how I changed the vertical position each time I impressed it.
Step 3:  I die cut the bicycle, keeping all of the interior pieces.  I didn't keep the main bicycle diecut because it had impressed grass in it.  Instead, I cut out a second bicycle from another cardstock.
Step 4:  I thoroughly taped down the bicycle to the card, excluding only those areas where the shakers were going to be.
Step 5:  I glued my transparency film behind the wheels then built the shaker barriers out of a double layer of foam tape.  I enclosed the shakers using diecut circles.  I then added more foam tape along the edges and open areas of the card before adhering to the base.
Alt: For the basket I die cut a circle around the basket before taping the bicycle back in then proceeded largely as described above.

The Details:  Marianne Designs bicycle die, PTI cardstock and "celebrate" sentiment, Penny Black Nature's WIshes sentiment, Darice embossing folder, Savvy Dies grass, Pretty Pink Posh clear 4mm sequins, Lifestyle Crafts plain circle die, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle die, Versamark Onyx Black ink, foam tape, patience

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark, Simon Wednesday Shake It, Just Add Ink Shakers, The Friday Mashup #167 WaterColor Wash, Virginia's View Challenge #5 Die Cuts, AAA Cards #10 Watercolor, TIME OUT #9 Fun in the Sun     

26 comments:

  1. Wow how awesome is that? I love making shaker cards, and you made it so cleverly with the bikes. I also like how did the grass! Very impressive cards. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

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  2. wow this is so fabulous! I just love it. Shaker cards are so fun but I have only managed the basic type. This is so creative and so pleased you shred with us at ATSM

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  3. Wow! This is really awesome. Just love how you've made the wheels into sequin shakers and the watercolour effect on the bicycle is just so pretty. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  4. These are so cute. Love the rainbow one with the shaker wheels - great idea. Chantell JAI

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  5. Thanks for the picture tutorial! It's good to get tips on how to make these shakers..they can be soo tricky!

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  6. Wonderful - especially the rainbow colored bike!

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  7. Sorry, I just saw that you added this to ATSM - Great to see you playing with us at ATSM. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

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  8. These are so super cute and creative! :) I love the rainbow bike! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Shake it! Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

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  9. I love how you had the sequins peeking out behind the bike. Your cards are super cute!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  10. Oh wow and I don't even know which card I like the best!!!! I do like that multi colored bike and your shaker idea is so cool. SOOOOO glad you played along at AAA Cards

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  11. Wow, this is fab! Very fun idea and good tutorial too. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  12. Very cool card, thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup.

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  13. Thanks for linking up Toni...you already know I love this card!!

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  14. Love the bicycle shaker cards they are fabulous, my favourite one is with the shaker wheels.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  15. Ooooh..very effective shakers! They look great Toni and great tutorial too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink twice..:0)

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  16. What intricate designs! Thanks so much for sharing your process, Toni! Both cards are gorgeous! I especially love the colorful bike! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

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  17. Wow!! You rocked this challenge!! Thank you for sharing your process. I have such trouble with shakers cards, no matter what technique I use. Yours are so lovely!!

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  18. Hello Toni! Your card is simple amazing. I love the colors on your bike but I really the shaker the wheels make. Your so creative!! Thank you so much for the tutorial. Wonderfully done.

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  19. Both your shaker cards are absolutely fabulous. I think my favourite is the first one with the rainbow bike and sequin wheels - so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week.

    BTW - super tutorial!

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  20. Such fun cards, and you have every right to be pretty darn pleased with yourself!! I love them both. Thanks for playing along with us again at Just Add Ink!

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  21. Toni, what a fantastic couple of cards and the watercoloring is outstanding for the bicycle! Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  22. So clever! Beautiful cards they are! I love shaker cards and these are wonderful. Thank you for playing along and we hope you continue to visit! Cheers, Victoria Lavender, AAA Cards

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  23. Wonderful tutorial!! Your cards are simply adorable!

    Patti

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  24. Simply FABulous! Love the rainbow bike & how you've created a shaker card too. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  25. Congrats on the shout out ar Virginia's blog with this fab card. Love the watercoloured bicycle and how you've used the wheels for the shaker.

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  26. How fun are your shaker cards!

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Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy and appreciate them all!