Hello, this is my first shaker card using the Fuse Tool. It was surprisingly easy to use. As it gets very hot you have to be very careful not to touch the silver part only the blue handle!! Links to buy these products are listed at the end of this post.
- Firstly, I cut all the cardstock pieces needed for this card. The Base card is 5.5 x 4.25 inches, and another piece slightly smaller to leave a border on the base card.
- I laid out different scenes of the stamps and chose the ones I wanted to use (the alpaca, penguin, sledge, hat and rope). I stamped these onto cardstock so they could be coloured in, using my Zig markers.
- I die cut the critters out using the coordinating dies. I also die cut a wavy snow bank using the clouds die from the same white cardstock.
- On the front piece, I placed my critters approximately where they would go and I die cut the circle about 1/3rd from the top. I kept the inside of the circle to use later on another card.
Then I stamped a background on the front piece in a random pattern.
- I was going to put a circle of blue cardstock behind the shaker window, but I felt it was too dark for this card so I stamped on the original circle die cut with a background stamp. I choice my sequins and started my shaker!
- Next was the exciting part when I used the fuse tool. You need to let the Fuse tool to heat up for about 10 minutes. I first cut the ‘window’ out of a pocket from a page protector, so it already had three sealed sides. I used a plastic spoon to help place the sequins in, making sure there was enough to shake and then fused the two open sides together, using the edge of the supplied ruler (which is a bit easier than using the slot in the ruler).
- When all was sealed, it was time to assemble the card, I used my ATG tape gun for the ‘snow dunes’, Tombow glue for the alpaca, penguin, sledge, hat and rope. Attached the ‘window’ with ATG tape to the back of this piece. To attach this card to the card base I used foam tape on all four sides to give the front a little dimension.
- The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of card and I made a banner across the top of the card.
I really enjoyed making this card and it looks great!
Supplies used on this card:
WRMK Fuse Tool
Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca stamp and die
Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops stamp
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Lawn Fawn Cloud Border die
Hero Arts Ombre Grey to Black ink
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
American Crafts Page Protector
Ranger Foam tape
Tombow Mono Aqua Glue