Magic Square

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Hello there.  I have a silly, but fun card to share this weekend.  I don’t know how it happened, but today’s card is another CASE card challenge combined with squares and animals theme challenges.

Simple square shaker card created for challenges Time Out #64, Cards in Envy Hip to be Square, SSS Wednesday Hip to be Square and Mod Squad Pets/AnimalsSo my idea was to have the dragon fly into the square shaker and magically change color.  So silly, but fun, right?  Anyway, I stamped the Diagonal Stripes  with Ocean Waves ink onto a white A2 size Stitched Rectangle.  I die cut out the square shaker frame in the centre using 2 sizes of Stitched Square dies, then adhered the negative piece to a top folding white card base.  To create the shaker layer, I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from white cardstock.  I took the smaller of the 2 square dies used to die cut the frame and die cut out the shaker window opening.  I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the opening, and added foam adhesive around the perimeter to create the area that will house the sequins.  WIth only one layer of foam adhesive, this is a fairly flat shaker card.

Simple square shaker card created for challenges Time Out #64, Cards in Envy Hip to be Square, SSS Wednesday Hip to be Square and Mod Squad Pets/AnimalsI stamped the dragon and firey smoke with black Memento ink onto two 2.5″ square pieces of white Ultrasmooth cardstock and colored with Copics.  I stamped the shaker dragon off to the side and colored it red and yellow. The outside dragon was colored in grey and die cut out with the matching die.  Next up is putting the shaker portion together.  I peeled the liners from the foam adhesive, added the sequins, then attached the red dragon square piece.  I trimmed the grey dragon and lined it up with the shaker dragon before adhering the frame

Simple square shaker card created for challenges Time Out #64, Cards in Envy Hip to be Square, SSS Wednesday Hip to be Square and Mod Squad Pets/Animals

I added more double-sided foam adhesive to the back so the layer doesn’t sag and is flat, then adhered it to the striped card front.  To finish, the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder on a black curve slice diecut.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Time Out – Challenge #64 CASE Julia
Cards in Envy – Hip to be Square
SSS Wednesday – It’s Hip to be Square
Mod Squad – Teacher’s Pet – use a pet or animal

11 comments on “Magic Square

  1. Congrats for getting HM at TO

    • Thank you, Sandie. Had fun CASEing Julia’s card.

  2. Oh, darn, Trina, I don’t see the comment I left for you days ago about this darling card! I came back to congratulate you on the well-deserved Honorable Mention from TIME OUT for your amazing CASE!! Hugs, Darnell

    • I don’t know what happened to your other comment, but thank you for taking the time to come back. Trina

  3. This is adorable. Love how you colored the dragon in two parts. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  4. Great way to use that banner/rounded piece to put your sentiment on; it looks great! And thank you for taking some TIME OUT and join us!

  5. Love your dragon shaker card its so clever.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

  6. It might be silly but it is a very fun idea and I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at our Hip to be Square card challenge at Cards in Envy.

  7. love the the way you coloured your dragon, great idea.

  8. I love the magic square idea. The dragon is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  9. What an adorable dragon and I love how you colored him, gray outside the window and colorful inside. Your shaker looks awesome and the stripes really set everything off perfectly. Great creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.