Good morning! I’m having a fabulous time devoting my week to shaker cards and I hope you’re enjoying them, too! And to help one lucky person celebrate with me, I’ll be giving away a $10 gift certificate to The Ton to let someone pick out some of the stunning gems and beads from our new gilding release! Just leave a comment on my shaker week posts and you’ll be entered to win! I’ll randomly choose one comment and announce it on Sunday! 🙂 If you’re looking for my previous shaker week posts you can find them here: day 1 and day 2!
Anyway, here’s my card for today!
It’s quite bright and cheery and it just says summer to me! I started off by sprinkling Color Burst Pthalo Green powder onto a 5″x7″ piece of watercolor paper. Then I spritzed it with water and tilted the paper around to help move and blend the color. And I’m still not sure how this happened but there’s a few flecks of blue powder that ended up in there too…oh well. Once I was happy with the color I set it aside to dry. One of my favorite aspects of the color burst powder is that they don’t really fade much as they dry!
Next I smooshed Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, and Picked Raspberry distress inks onto my craft sheet and spritzed them with water. I also dripped a little Winsor and Newton Iridescent Medium on to my craft sheet and mixed it in with the distress inks. I dabbed a second piece of watercolor paper into the inks until it was thoroughly covered and then set it aside to dry.
Once the background panel was dry I die-cut several of the flowers from the Ellen Hutson Essentials Wild Garden die set and removed the cut outs from the panel. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the green background panel. Then I die-cut the same flowers from the distress ink colored panel and inlaid them onto the green panel. Next I turned the background panel over and carefully added foam tape around the flowers to create compartments for my shakers. Then I added various beads from The Ton to each individual flower! To close up the shaker I adhered a piece of Bazzill Candy Hearts cardstock to the foam tape and turned it over!
I really wanted to give the card the feel of a wild garden so I die-cut a few more small flowers from the remaining distress ink colored panel. I adhered the smallest ones directly to the background panel but didn’t like the look of the large flower over the green. So I found a scrap of cardstock in my stash that I had watercolored with the red color burst powder and used that to create a base for my large pink flower. To finish the card I added a sprinkling of clear gemstones and iridescent and satin peach and pink sequins! The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and was die-cut from black cardstock and adhered with rolled up glue dots! I had to create an over-sized card base but mounted the panel to a pink base!
I love the sparkle of the sequins, beads, and gemstones and how well they go with the watercolored elements! This wasn’t the fastest card to assemble but it was quite fun! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting today and don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Ton! See you tomorrow!
I’m also entering this card into the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge featuring Ellen Hutson Essentials and Paper Smooches!