Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Shake it

Hey there.   Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine rain.
Today I'm sharing with you the card that I made for my dd Annabel.
I attempted a shaker card.  It wasn't easy. This was attempt No 4.

Sorry about the pics - everything seems to have a blue tint today!

I knew I wanted to use this little Penny Black stamp - it's so cute and versatile and is one of my favourites.
You can see it here on my other dd's card.
I used a rectangle nestie and a chat bubble die to create a template, that I drew around and cut out with a craft knife. Don't look too closely, some of those lines are a little wobbly!!

The main problem I had was with my sequins. They kept sticking to the foam tape at the edges and refusing to budge. I'm not sure how to avoid that, but this final attempt seemed much better.

Penny Black Saturday - Use your Favourite Penny Black Stamp
Penny Black & More - Favourite Stamp
CASology - Shine

Penny Black Stamp from 'Bubbly' Set, coloured with Copics and Sakura 'clear star' glitter pen.
'Make A Wish' Sentiment from Clearly Besotted
Template made from nestie rectangle and Clearly Besotted 'You Said It' die.


catherine said...

yes Caroline I am also enjoying this wonderful rain(lol).
well worth the attempts for this card and it looks fabulous
x catherine

Joyce said...

OH, this is really cute. I am sympathetic to your troubles making a shaker card. Here are some hints that people have told me--and they do help. First, go over the edge of your foam using a Q tip with talcom powder (I use cornstarch because I didn't have powder. This works for me. Don't fill your shaker too much, and use a double layer of foam. Good luck.

Joyce said...

Oops, forgot to say thank you for playing along at CASology this week.

Vicky said...

Beautiful hun...xx

Eve said...

Hi Caroline,
gorgeous card - love the sparkle and all those twinkly bits!
Very clever idea with the nestie and die :)

Melissa said...

This is ADORABLE, Caroline!!! Love the shaker speech bubble! I haven't even tried to make a shaker card yet (gasp!), so am happy to see a few tips being posted to save me some frustration! :)
Love the white on white design you used! Lots of white space and plenty of interest with those gorgeous sequins!!!
Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology for our SHINE challenge! :)

brenda said...

What a great card Caroline, clean and elegant but with a fun twist.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Karen D. said...

what an adorable card...

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a sweet shaker card, definitely shines. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your choice of favourite stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Jen W. said...

This is adorable, Caroline, and I'm so glad you persevered with it! Love the sequins and the shine you added to the cork and bubble. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Linby said...

What a fun card and I can just imagine that little cute mouse saying that sentiment.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Red Rose Alley said...

This card is so cute. Very simple and sweet, I love it!