Thursday, April 18, 2013

CASE Study Week 3



Oh my, it's already week 3 of my month with CASE Study!  Can I just say that I am BLOWN AWAY by all the folks that are playing along!  I've definitely been busy visiting all the entries and they are just wildly, wildly creative!  [I wasn't sure if I was supposed to comment lest anyone get the idea that I'm trying to influence the vote, lol!]  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for playing along:)  For this week, Chupa has chosen a card that I made for the second round of Gallery Idol.  I first blogged about this card in this post... 


The original card was a total blast to make and I'm embarrassed to say how much I played with that card after I made it;)  For my CASE card, I pulled 3 main elements from the original: bold color, a reverse die cut, and an interesting filler!  The result is this card...


I started this card by cutting the custom sentiment onto a panel using my Silhouette.  Behind the die cut panel is an acetate "pocket".  The pocket is just 2 acetate panels with foam tape sandwiched between.  The double-sided foam tape goes all around the perimeter of the acetate to create an air-tight pocket that you can fill with your filler material.  (I left a little hole at at the top where I could add the filler)  Can you guess what the filler is?  Colored sand!  



A while back, I picked up this multi-color pack of sand at Michael's with just this kind of card in mind.  The sand almost looks like colored glitter but it's so much cheaper.  So just like those sand bottles you did in 4th grade, I filled up that acetate pocket layer by layer.  The fun level on this project is a 10! 

The trick to this project is to really load up the acetate pocket.  Add the sand, shake out the air pockets, add the sand, shake out the air pockets.  Loading the pocket as much as you can will keep the sand from shifting.  The last step it to plug up the fill hole with a small piece of foam tape.   



To put the card together, I glued the die cut panel over the filled acetate pocket (make sure you glue on those small pieces inside the "4", "A", and "P").  Then I glued both of those to the front of the card base.  This card is certainly not mailable (lol), but I was surprised by how well the colors stay separated!  

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I cannot wait to see what the DT and YOU have in store for this challenge:)

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

21 comments:

  1. Very cool idea, and it came out looking perfect!

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  2. What will she think of next?!?!?! I love your imagination.
    Would love to see the recipient's face :)

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  3. Absolutely awesome JJ!! The coloured sand is such a great design element, very funky!! And I remember the original card well - it left me quaking in my boots on how well I could possibly do if this is what I'm up against! lol!

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  4. seriously...you are amazing.

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  5. WOW, you're amazing - the things you come up with. LOVE the card.

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  6. What a lot of work to create this colorful card! love the colors against the textured black card stock - your globe shaker card is awesome!

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  7. Wicked Awesome!!! I love it, JJ!

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  8. This is so cool, I remember the first card and I think your second is fabby JJ!

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  9. I have one word for this card. Groovy! The only problem is that there is nothing edible on the new card. ;)

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  10. Oh this is so much fun! I love the idea of using the colored sand!!

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  11. Chupa is picking all my favorites!! I remember the first time I saw this one too ... I had just started blogging and, like the other feather and chevron card, couldn't believe people did things like this. Totally made me want to try venturing out of the box. So in love with the new card you have here! What fun you must have had. Have you seen the sand art people created in bottles from the 1800s? It's insane how they made pictures with grains of sand. Here's an example: http://www.usfolkart.com/all-collections/past-sales/sand-bottle-with-patriotic-designs/8-129

    Maybe for your next card?!? : )

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  12. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. I figured it was adhered somehow, but no - actual sand art. You rock, JJ. Sheesh! :)

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  13. Wow!!! I don't really know what words should I use to describe ur creativity, it is sooooo amazing. I was left with my mouth wide open to know how that u have used the same concept as that of the sand bottles and how neatly you did it. I am amazed and going to be ur follower to keep learning more :)

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  14. Sand art always fascinates me too!!! the bright colours really work against the black base.
    Amazing work as always JJ :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. Wow! This is the coolest card ever!

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