Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Beth!!

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)

 And here is a shot of the card standing up....

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


  1. It's a lovely card, Lynn. Those translucent sequins are delightful, and I just love the colours blended across the white geometric patterning inside. Great sparkly lettering too. I've never made a shaker card, so I've no tips - but it doesn't look to me as though you're in great need!
    Alison x

  2. Gorgeous colours and design Lynn, love the photo you took your inspiration from too. I am sure Beth loved her card xx

  3. I think you have done an amazing job on the shaker card and I love the gorgeous colours in the background and those beautiful sequins! Anne x

  4. Oh my gosh Lynn! This is incredible. I just got this stamp with a reward I won and cannot wait to use it! I just love how you added the watercolor and the shaker card overlay is tremendous! Such coolness! I need that EP in my life!!! I wish I could offer some advice, but all my shakers seem to fail. :( Not a gift of mine, but I love them so! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Lynn, your shaker card is wonderful! You did an awesome job and I love your shaker contents and that embossing powder is quite awesome. I'm sure your sister-in-law will love getting this :-) No tips on the shaker - love them but have only made one and that was an adventure...will try again, though. Your watercolor background for the shaker is beautiful and perfect!

  6. That is such a beautiful card - I love the pretty colours and the sparkle from the little sequin bits - just gorgeous and I'm sure she'll love it. I'm off to find out what Stickit is!!
    Diana xx

  7. Wow what a wonderful card Lynn!! The design is so unique and the rainbow of colours really grabs the eye! I love the iridescent fill inside the shaker part, how wonderful is that!! Fabulous sentiment die cut, the dark glitter is a sweet contrast against the rainbow! :)

  8. Oh girl! This is stunning and beautiful. I have no tips for you about making a shaker card, never done one. But I think you totally nailed it and then some. Your SIL is bound to appreciate this. So colorful and then you go and add the sparkle in the shaker part and it's the icing on the cake. Gorgeous and I would totally shake this card up! The geometic design is wonderful and sassy. Awesome sauce and Wowzers! So glad you are able to see your rooms now! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin!~Niki

  9. What a fabulous card!! Love those translucent sequins, and that wonderful background, such a clever design!

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