Rain shaker card for CAS

Special rain shaker card for Create a Smile.

Hi there! I’m back with a unique type of shaker card that I created for the new challenge at Create a Smile. I’ve never seen anything like it before and it’s quite surprising…

Interactive raining shaker by Laura Dovalo.

When you tilt the card, 18 rows of tiny beads cascade down from the cloud, creating the illusion of rain. You can also shake the card like a regular shaker and the beads will move along the 18 taut, almost invisible threads.

Here’s an animated gif of the card…

Animated gif of rain shaker card.

…but you don’t really get the full picture, unless you watch the tutorial:

Tutorial of the rain shaker card

I used a really thin sewing machine type invisible thread by Coats and unless the light catches it, you can’t even see it!

Rain shaker card by Laura Dovalo for Create a Smile.

Now let me tell you more about the new Create a Smile challenge. The theme is “fall”, or autumn as we say here in Europe. For the last “Hello” challenge, I made this clean and simple card which was very autumn-themed…

…so instead of using autumn colors or leafs, this time I focused on the rain, which is an intrinsic part of the season, here in Galicia (Northwestern Spain). I also used the super funny Gull Gang stamp set for the first time.  I hope you liked the result and will visit the Create a Smile blog to check out what my super talented team mates made. Take care!

Measurements in centimetres

  • Blue panel: 10,5cm x 16cm
  • Cloud panel: 10,7cm x 3cm (at its most narrow spot)
  • Ground panel: 10,7cm x 3,6cm
  • Card base: 22,8cm x 17cm

Measurements in inches

  • Blue panel: 4 1/8” x  6 5/16”
  • Cloud panel: 4 2/8” x 1 3/16” (at its most narrow spot)
  • Ground panel: 4 2/8” x 1 3/8”
  • Card base: 9” x 6 11/16”

List of products used for the shaker

This post is also available in: Español

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