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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fruits of the Summer Shaker Card

I wanted to participate in the BBTB2 'Fruits of the Summer' challenge and make a card to remind me of the wonderful bounty we've gathered, eaten and  preserved this summer.  We've had cherries, blueberries, raspberries, a few gooseberries that the deer graciously left for us, and we're still picking and enjoying strawberries and blackberries.  I brought in the first of the plums today and the apples and pears are ripening nicely.

An aside note - our little flock of chicks are almost fully grown and such fun to watch as they explore the orchard.  They have discovered that apples are yummy and leap up to peck at the lowest growing fruit.  We're quite happy to sacrifice a few apples in exchange for newly laid eggs.  My DD suggested that we name these ladies after Downton Abbey characters and so we have Cora, Violet, Mary, Rose, Sybil, Edith, Daisy and Mrs. Patmore!

On to the card!  I loved this sun image from Summer Celebrations and thought it would be fun to make it into a shaker card.  I cut an extra 'sun' layer from acetate to use as a template to make the shaker pouch from the page protector and it worked!  The Fuse tool slid around the acetate and made a perfect sun shaped pouch.

Then of course, the pouch had to be concealed between the layers of the card and I solved that little problem by slicing a thin sun shape out of the shadow layer and gluing that over the shaker pouch.  Unfortunately, the rays of the sun looked 'wrong' somehow and the Fuse got plugged in again and I traced around the half circle sun shape and cut off the rays.   Much better!

I had to ink the edges of the fruit because although CTMH card stock cuts beautifully, it has that oh so visible white core.  Ughh!

Lastly, I pop dotted the word 'summer' over all the other layers.  Such a fun and challenging card to make and it exactly captures the long, hot summer of 2015 and it's yummy fruit bounty.  I'll have to  make more cards for myself!



Thanks for visiting with me today and please do consider entering your own card in this fun challenge.  : ) Christine

12 comments:

  1. Fantastic card!!! Love the sun and all of the fruit. Love the shaker, too. We always have a vegetable garden and DH goes to our daughters to pick wild blackberries. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Fruit's of Summer Challenge' at BBTB2!!!! :)

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  2. Love it, BUT, what shadow layer?

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  3. a whole bunch of fun fruits. Great card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2

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  4. I want to come over to your house to eat all that delicious summer goodness! And I had a good laugh over naming the hens after the Downtown Abby characters, lol! Super cool card and it does indeed capture the feel of summer! Glad you joined our BBTB2 challenge this week!
    :)
    Michelle

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  5. You have had some wonderful fruits. I am coming over too, for some of that fruity goodness! This is an amazingly beautiful fruit shaker card. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  6. You have had some wonderful fruits. I am coming over too, for some of that fruity goodness! This is an amazingly beautiful fruit shaker card. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  7. You have had some wonderful fruits. I am coming over too, for some of that fruity goodness! This is an amazingly beautiful fruit shaker card. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  8. You have had some wonderful fruits. I am coming over too, for some of that fruity goodness! This is an amazingly beautiful fruit shaker card. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  9. You have had some wonderful fruits. I am coming over too, for some of that fruity goodness! This is an amazingly beautiful fruit shaker card. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  10. wow - so many layers on your card. Very pretty and creative. thanks for joining the bbtb2 challenge this week. Have a great summer.
    maureen

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  11. congrats on being the winner this week at BBTB2. beautiful card.

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  12. very amazing !! I like the originality and the pep of your creation !!

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