Friday, 21 August 2015

Dinosaur Shaker Cards

I have used Royal  & Langnickel 3ins x 8ins aperture cards and bubble fronts for these dinosaur cards,  however, I have had them for some many years  I am afraid that they may no longer be available except perhaps on e-bay.
I bought the card blanks and bubble fronts because I loved the thought of cards with three dimensional scenes, but I’ll be honest, most of them ended up in the bin because although I tried, I never seemed to do any good with them, the end effect always seemed lumpy and the folds not crisp enough, whatever I did  looked tatty! But since I am now on a major stash busting mission, I have had one last go …. and finally, after all this time, I am happy with the results.
I was determined to put them together as carefully as I could using double sided tape, as I had invested too much time putting the dinosaur “scenes” together to go in the bubbles to waste them. 
The dinosaurs came from a market stall (again, ages and ages ago) and cost just 60p a pack. I have quite a collection of dinosaur stickers (so expect to see them quite frequently now I am desperately trying to downsize), and although “never out of fashion” I haven’t used them as much as I should.
I put together three 2ins square scenes for each card, with two or three dinosaurs in each, depending on their size and then doodled a few trees and a bit of grass, nothing too artistic, just to add a little more interest.
A shaker card absolutely need sprinkles ….. and for these I used tiny polystyrene balls and I am thrilled with finished results …… finally!!!!! Perhaps, they might even start a new theory that the dinosaurs were killed by of a giant snowstorm!
I now have five aperture cards left, but ten bubble fronts ….. it seems pretty obvious that I should make five cards featuring fish …….. but what do I do with the other bubble windows …….. I am not sure how neat I can be with a craft knife …… hmmmmmm!


Cheryl W said...

Well, you've done it again! You've used your existing stash to make a couple of the cutest cards ever! Love these little "dinosaurs in bubbles" scenes. And the long, narrow shape of the cards adds even more interest.

tilly said...

well done you really got these them ....and more stash gone !

Susan said...

Brilliant cards! Love the little dinosaur scenes. Clever and very appealing. I think you're right about these cards not being available any longer. There are other triple aperture cards around, but it's unlikely these would match with the bubble fronts. I wonder if the bubble fronts could be separated or surface mounted somehow? Can't see you wanting to throw them out.

marc said...

fab cards and i can't look at a dinosaur and not burst out laughing these days thanks to you big love marc