Is it Halloween yet? Even though it’s not a big deal here in good ol’ Germany, I love making cards for the occasion because – fun! Today’s project showcases sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and my new(ish) Fuse tool and how to use it to create easy-peasy shaker pockets!
As you can see, I am also a huge fan of Tim Holtz’ Crazy Things stamps, which go with the Bird Crazy Stamps. I need more time to get to use them all! But on this card, I decided to solely focus on the witch hat, which was a perfect fit for my die cut window.
I experimented quite a bit with the Fuse tool when I got it to see how I could make it work best. Turns out, you do need somewhat sturdy foil to fuse together. If the foil is too thin (like the acetate pockets most stamps come in) it will break along the fuse line. You can actually fuse sturdy acetate, but you have to be careful when you work with it so you won’t break it, either. What will work best are the stamp storage pockets by Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp, even though that’s going to be quite expensive in the long run. For my German readers – rejoice! Check out your local Müller for “Bucheinschlagsfolie” (without the adhesive side); I got a huge roll for less than 3€ and it will last forever and works just as fine!
For my shaker mix, I dipped into all of my “Halloween colors” of sequins by Pretty Pink Posh (and I still don’t have all the colors, can you believe it?), which I keep in some cheap containers from the German (?) company Rayher. What I love about them: they are inexpensive, can be found in the local Müller or Idee-Shop, and each compartment can be locked individually. I know, there are bigger storage solutions out there, but these work great for me and even if I tip one over, thanks to the individual compartments I only spill one color 😉
Another note: you might have seen my use adhesive foil in recent videos which I adhered to the card stock and then I used my Fuse to adhere foil to it. I did that because I was worried that regular adhesive might not be strong enough to keep my shaker pockets in place. Well, I can tell you after this card that it works just fine with my glue adhesive from the ATG gun. YAY!
So, I hope you enjoyed the project and video and have a great day! Let me know what you think in the comments! Hugs!
This card is also being sent off on a broom across the moon to the following challenges: Inkspire Me “Autumn/Halloween”; The Paper Players “Halloween”; MarkerPOP “Anything Goes”; ColorQ which has a great halloween color combo this week; and last but not least one of my favorites Addicted to Stamps and More which also has a great halloween inspiration photo which matches up nicely with my sequin colors.