Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Happy Birthday Shaker
"The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful."
Sorry for the long hiatus in posting here. Life certainly has a way of getting in the way of having fun, doesn't it? My most recent post had one of the two shaker cards I made together as a first attempt at these creatures. Today I am sharing the other of the two, which I was asked to make for a young lady at church. And then....when I saw that the super-sweet and wonderful Melissa at Vandicrafts had a Birthday Challenge this week (Happy BD, Melissa!!!), I knew I needed to get this posted. :)
I am quickly growing to love making shakers and, in fact, I finished a Halloween shaker last night that I will share soon. I know I am behind the times by just now starting to make this fun kind of card....I will blame that on living in Idaho where everything is a few decades slower than anywhere else! Ha. Anyway, shakers are my new favorite kind of card.
This card uses Verve Geared Up stamps in the background. I thought the individual little gears looked a lot like flowers, so I used them on the pink background for a stylized floral touch.....a lot more feminine than gears! :)
Other products used include: Sizzix Circles Scallop set of dies, MFP Above the Rest for BD greeting, DCWV Birthday Wishes cardstock, DCWV Glitter card base, and sequins and acetate sheets from my stash.
Here's a closer look:
Pink and turquoise are some of my favorite colors and I love how festive they look here.
Thanks for stopping by. I have a bunch more cards planned for the next few days. We'll see what life throws at me in the meantime!!! lol...
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #11 - Happy Birthday!
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Falling in Love with.....
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #153 - Anything Goes
4. Scrapy Land Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
5. Winnie & Walter WCMD Challenge - Unexpected Stamping (gear stamp used as a flower.)
6. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes