January 11, 2015

Thankful For You

Hello my friends!

I hope you're having a good weekend, and creating lots of crafty stuff.  It's freezing here, which is perfect for staying indoors, making a big pot of soup, watching movies, and making stuff.  I got some time in my craft room yesterday, which I was thankful for, and I'm hoping to spend more time in there today.

I'm excited to share my card today.  It's my very first shaker card!  Shaker cards continue to be more and more popular, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Here is how it turned out.

I am pretty excited, although I'm thinking that next time, I should not add glitter.  I rubbed my acetate with a dryer sheet to try to remove the static, but it didn't work.  And yep, you read correctly, I said glitter.  I finally broke down and bought a few different colors, so that I could use them in shaker cards.  I will handle it with great caution, and pray I don't get it everywhere. lol  The sketch I used for this just screamed shaker card to me, so I went with it.  I embossed the sentiment on vellum again, and added a bit of twine and a couple of tiny paper flowers that I inked in red.  I am totally loving this card, and I can see many more shaker cards being made, very soon.  I am going to submit this card for the following challenges.

CAS(E) This Sketch #105: Sketch
Card Concept #26: One Year Anniversary/Photo Inspiration (I chose the classy & elegant style, hope I understood correctly)
Word Art Wednesday #165: Anything Goes

Hopefully, I'll have more cards to share over the next few days.  I'm not planning on leaving the house, and am going to try to spend lots of time in my craft room today.  I do hope you'll stop by again soon.  Lots of fun stuff happening over the next few weeks.

Stay warm!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla Cardstock, Dark Green Cardstock, Prima Stationers Desk Patterned Papers, SSS Acetate
Stamps: CASual Fridays Calm & Gentle
Ink: VersaMark, Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Dye Ink
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies, Maya Road Natural Twine, I Am Roses Paper Flowers, Simon Says Stamp Seed Beads (red & clear), Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (gold & mossy green), Pretty Pink Posh Silver Confetti, Wow Red Glitter


Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is such a beautiful card, the DP and layout and the glitter. I hope you will be back again really soon. Thank you so much for taking time to post your lovely art with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Amazing shaker card and for a first attempt is fantastic. Superb chic and vintage effect card.x

dstandard said...

Such a pretty card! Hope you are doing well and staying warm!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Bananastamper said...

Gorgeous!!! I kinda like the effect the glitter gives it actually. I love all the lovely details including the twine and flower embellishment. A beautiful card!

Yoonsun Hur said...

You made absolutely amazing shaker card!! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

Kerin said...

I love the vintage look of your card, and it's so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Hannelie said...

I love the rich luxurious feel of this card!
Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

LauraJane:) said...

Brave girl using glitter in the shaker:) It turned out beautifully!
Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Nancy in Iowa said...

One word. WOW!