I was looking forward to making one of these cards when I first saw the YouTube Magical Rain Shaker Card Video by Laura Dovalo. I thought this was such a fun idea, but I had no idea who I was going to make it for, well I showed a friend of mine and she REALLY wanted me to make one for her to give to someone who brightens her days, soooo that was they only thing I needed, and away I went. The hardest part about making the card was beading on the really thin line that I had, as the beads were too small for needle to go through and my eyes had a hard time seeing the itty bitty holes in the beads, but I got it done.
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All the cardstock and inks used in this card are from Stampin Up, colours are listed in the directions below.
The house is from the House and Fence Pop-Up die set from Karen Burniston
The green cardstock for the bottom border is Pear Pizzazz, I inked up the cardstock with Pear Pizzazz ink to give it some texture. I used a cloud edge die to cut the borders for the top and the bottom.
When it came to beading the card I wanted to do it a little differently than Laura did, I didn’t trust that my adhesive would hold the way hers did, and I had more fishing line than patience, my worry was that if I stringed the lines in individual lines like she did, trimming the edges when done that it would be possible for the very thin line that I was using to slip through the foam adhesive and I would lose my beads, also I knew it would take me forever to make this card if I did each line individually as I was making the card so I strung the beads on the line ahead of time off and on for a week (while having morning tea, hanging with hubby….) The beads are clear seed beads, and the line is extremely thin fishing line I got from my Father-in-law. 😀
In case I didn’t explain well enough, I added the beads to my very thin fishing line, I did not cut the line, I gave myself about a foot of line which I slid all the beads to, keepin the rest of the spool still attached, as I was wrapping the line around the card I would slide over the beads I needed, give myself some more line, then wrapped the next row and slid the beads I needed…….. I did this until I was done, then I cut the line off from the spool.
to see some other fun interactive cards check this out