Monday, 28 April 2014

Finally shaking the sequins...

Happy Birthday Shaker Card
Hey!

Happy Monday! It was a little shock to the system to hear my alarm go off so early after having a lovely two weeks off, but it only took a matter of minutes to get back into school-mode.

So if you popped by this blogeroo on Friday, you'll see that I unintentionally rebelled from the fabulous theme of Pretty Pink Posh's Sequin Shaker Blog Hop that was run in collaboration with Top Dog Dies plus many other great companies.

Happy Birthday Shaker Card Close Up

Oh I know the clue was in the title, but those sequins are so distracting with their pretty little ways *wink*. Anyways, I'm hoping to make up for my crafting faux pas today with today's card. Yes, an actual sequin shaker card has now been created. 

The frame for the shaking business was created by die cutting the lens from the Top Dog Dies Camera Die and snipping off the flash section. It created a great circular frame and left me with solid circles to play with at a later date, on a future project. :)
 
tips and tricks
  • To give a good depth to get those sequins shaking, I die cut the frame from some ancient funky foam I had in my stash. It beats having to layer up lots of cardstock frames. 
  • I purposely picked pink foam to go under the dark green frame to give it a fun contrast and to tie in with the colours of the fuchsias in the frame. 
  • I got busy with some embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil for the card base. The stencil wasn't wide enough to cover the card base, so I simply applied the paste through the stencil on one half of the card and then once that had dried I did the same to the other side. I also missed a section (trying to avoid the shaker section) but the stencil was easy to place to perfection once the original paste had dried and allowed me to touch up missed sections. 
These shaker cards are so fun, and so easy to create. The hardest part is always deciding what to put inside the shaker compartment. For this card, is was a mix of Pretty Pink Posh amethyst and pansy purple sequins.

Well that's all from me today. I hope you've had a great start to the week and thanks for finding the time to visit today.

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28 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

very pretty and elegant. I love the subtle colors.

Michelle said...

A beautiful shaker card! Loving the Fabulous Fuchsia set!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is fabulous, gotta love some purple sequins.

Diana K said...

Total gorgeousness! And cute.

Jenny said...

Love this!! The little flowers are so pretty Amy! Thanks for including tips too!

Hugs,

Jenny

sandie said...

love the tip of using the thicker felt to cut the die...and the pink under the green is very cool, fab stencil too-haven't got into that yet but you never know. Hope work wasn't to taxing x

Nikki said...

This is a gorgeous combination of textures and colours, I love your card xx

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Love it, Aimes. Such great colors & texture on the card base. Gorgeous x

Dara Lynn said...

Very very cute!!! Love the idea of using the foam underneath....really will help seal those fab sequins in :) great card girlie!!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful card.

Lucinde said...

Love the soft purple colors and the floral stamp :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Pretty card and great tip about the fun foam too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deepti said...

This is so soft and soothing, love the design!!

Donna B. said...

Very pretty shaker card! I LOVE that you used all purple sequins!

Sarah said...

I just love the splash of pink fun foam on the edge of the shaker. It really makes that dark green trendy instead of stodgy.

Cathy P. said...

Love the simplicity and color choices of this shaker.

Mary-Anne V said...

So elegant! I love the purple!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What an AWESOME card Aimes! Love this :)

Lauren Taylor said...

very pretty! good idea to use foam!

Sue D said...

So pretty--I like the purple sequins.

Alexandra said...

Love the fushia stamp.. very pretty colour combination

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kari V. said...

Love those purple sequins! Nice card!

Maureen said...

oh, Duchess, you are a quick study! This is a beauty and I bet you can't stop shakin' it!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love your CBS combination and striking colours. Superb shaker card x

~amy~ said...

Aren't you clever using the camera lens...looks AWESOME

Emily Lauritzen said...

So pretty! Love how the sequins take center stage on this card!

WhoMom said...

Beautiful, wonderful, and lovely! Fuchsias are one of my favorites and I haven't seen a stamp before. Love the pinks and purples.

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