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