Friday, 9 June 2017

Paper Straws - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

We took the boys with us to vote yesterday as they had already been doing some work on voting at school.  My eldest was not impressed that nobody won this morning.

Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Dawn has set the challenge this week to use paper straws.  We have loads of straws in the house but they're all plastic and although I can see my boys using them on their projects I thought they looked a little cheap for mine.......so I made my own!



I'm still on the Father's Day theme although a little more grown up this time.  However, I did have fun spraying the background and making my own straws!  I thought it would be a fun activity to do with the boys in the holidays.


I heat embossed the wooden frame to give it a glossy sparkly look and used foam stars and sequins to embellish.

You can see all the wonderful inspiration my fellow DT members have created HERE.  I hope you'll join in!

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez

Products Used:
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz
Tonic Nuvo Embossing Glitter Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Docrafts Mr Mister Paper Pad
All Adhesives from Stix 2
Everything else from my stash

21 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

?Sfantastic and greaqt design Shabneez
gr karin

Karen Whittaker said...

Unique and eye catching x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

so unique and smart the way you used those straws. I love your idea and the color pattern

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a fantastic card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

This is stunning Shabneez! Love it.
Laine
xx

Rose Andrew said...

Stunning card ..loving those handmade straws and great background.!
Crafty hugs Rose

pam said...

Fabulous card Shabneez, really different for Fathers Day.
Pam x

Debbie Chantry said...

A great card, love the sparkle, I never think to use it on a male card. x

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Shabneez. I was going to ask where you bought the lovely straws, but then read in your post that you made them. Very clever! xx

Andree said...

An absolutely fabulous card Shabneez. I love your straws and the wonderful background you created. Have a lovely weekend xx

Janice said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous Shabneez! Such a great design, and I love your home me straws, such a clever idea!
Janice x

Kathy said...

I love this! The background really shines and catches the eye, and the paper you used for the straws is fantastic - what great colours and patterns

Alizabethy said...

What a funky idea - love it!

Jennifer Kray said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love it <3 xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card Shabneez ... love the idea of using straws ... and yes I am not impressed that no body won last night lol ... what a faff eh ... hope we are not heading for ANOTHER general election anytime soon ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

pinkclover.cards said...

Fab card. Love the colour of your straws on the dark background. x

Jan's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card Shabneez, the straws are great and the background really sets them off x Janis x

Jan Ltc said...

OMW I love this xx Jan

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning card and love what you did with the straws

Dawn said...

I love the designer paper you have used to make your own straws. The background of your card is so effective.

Cathy Clowes said...

This is just fabulous Shabneez, such a great design and would be such fun to try with my boys. It's brilliant to get your children engaged in politics now- both of my boys have been really interested abd it gives me hope for the future. Cathy x