Well, the movers came and took away quite a bit - I can actually see my rooms now, lol! And consequently, I finally finished the birthday card for Beth (my sister-in-law)..... only two weeks late, lol!! It is my first shaker card, and you can see I need to work on the technique. But I love the general colors and concept, so will definitely be trying this again! Here you can see the front of the card. I die cut the sentiments using cardstock to which I had applied StickIt. The sentiments are from Hero Arts and Mama Elephant. Once cut, I heat embossed them using Starry Night embossing powder from Stampendous.
It is hard to capture the glorious sparkling nature of this powder in its black background.... but here are a few shots that try to do so. And I absolutely love StickIt for these types of cuts!
The inside of the card was created using the wonderful Abstract Triangles background stamp designed by Kristina Werner for Simon Says Stamp. I stamped this with Versamark ink, and heat embossed with a fine detail white embossing powder. Then I smooshed some small Tim Holtz Distress Inks on my craft sheet, spritzed with water, and laid the heat embossed card into this mix of colors, without moving around. The palette is drawn from this image of Puget Sound, which I know is a favorite view for Beth.
Here is a glimpse of the inside of the card.
The shaker bits inside the window are from Little Things From Lucy (Pineapple Ice and Peach Schnapps)
As Beth generally follows my Facebook links, the card will no longer be a surprise, but I hope the rest of the package will be :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by - and if you've time please do comment (especially if you've tips for shaker cards!) I always appreciate hearing from you!! xxx Lynn