I once said I'd broken up with shaker cards, but I watched a few friends make them last weekend, and one of them gifted me a few sheets of acetate, so I gave it another try. Here's what I made, then I'll explain:
You can see all the innards down in the star's left leg. I followed the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch for my layout:
Color Throwdown challenge:
I die-cut the window with my now-opened Lifestyle Crafts Nested Stars dies, stuck on the layer of acetate, backed it with fun foam, filled it with some MS glitter shapes, and added the patterned paper backing. Before I put the patterned paper onto the back, I glued a few of the glitter pieces to the paper so when all the rest of the glitter falls to the bottom, some of it stays in the middle of the shape. That probably made no sense.
Because I had to trim the white panel, and then trim it again, and again, to get the star centered, I could easily add a color layer before I stuck it all to the white base.
Here's an attempt to show you the glitter all spread out:
The sentiment was stamped on a 1/2" banner using Soft Pool ink.
Once I was done, I realized I'd used a traditionally masculine shape (the star) with more feminine paper and sparkly glitter. I guess that's okay. But I needed -- NEEDED -- to use something besides a heart or a circle, and this let me use a not-yet-opened die set. /whine
I have a few more challenges I'm anxious to play. I hope to be back soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: acetate sheet, and the following: