Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Tassel Day!

A shaker graduation card made from stash on hand. The rectangle is the leftover from the Papertrey Ink Make It Market kit: Shakers and Sprinkle stitched rectangle die. The sequins are a little bit of the blue, pink and orange from the same kit. The frame is made with Sweet Blush cardstock, the patterned paper is from the Melon Berry assortment. The tag is from Maggie Holmes stamped with a jumping graduate from Club Scrap (2008 Graduate kit) as is the "Happy Tassel Day" stamp both stamped with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

I used hot pink fun foam and Beacon's 3 in 1 Glue to make the shaker element. I should have "de-staticed" the clear cardstock, but there is no sticky residue around the sides of the frame. I used two sheets of the very thin fun foam beccause its what I had on hand, but thicker fun foam is available and I'll be stocking up on that now : ).  I think double-sided tape would work for this as well and so might Glossy Accents. Ranger Multi-Medium Matte did not work. I don't think any of these would work for iron filings, but I'll test that at a later point.

A brief comparison of fun foam and foam adhesive. Fun foam is available in a variety of colors, and if you don't "over" glue, the edges will be not be sticky. If you do over glue, it won't be sticky after it dries (just don't shake the card until it's dry). I believe the cost is less, something to verify later. On the down side it is a little more work (unless you count the time spent trying to keep foam adhesive off things you don't want it on).

Foam adhesive is very sticky and doesn't require anything else. It can be difficult to put only where it is wanted. The shaker elements are prone to stick to the edges of the foam adhesive.