Thursday, 30 July 2015

Background Check: Shaker Card

I have been doing the newest online card class, background check, this week. As I mentioned in my last post, I have done these classes before, but I've never done one as it was happening & it's a very different experience. Because of my M.E. it takes me most of a day to make a card but I've had a lot of fun playing around with the different techniques & yesterday I managed to make this card with one of the backgrounds I made.

The background is almost identical (except for the woodgrain & the colours) to one in the class & the fact it is a circle card (my very first one) is inspired the card that this background is turned into in the class. I wanted to add a twist to it though, make it different.

This background was made with the Simon Says Stamp circles stamp set, some teal inks (mermaid & peacock from Lawn fawn + lake shores & sea glass blue from Simon Says Stamp) & a white pigment ink from Avery Elle which kept turning pink :S
I used a technique called 'kissing' (which I learnt about in one of the 'stretch your stamps' online card classes) to get the woodgrain circles by putting a bunch of ink onto a woodgrain background stamp (mine is from Hero Arts) & then taking the ink from that with the circle stamps.

I cut out the circle using the Largest Lawn Fawn circle die, then I stamped on the happy birthday from the Simon Says Stamp big script sentiments set & cut out a border of foam & then card using the same lawn fawn die & one of the double stitched simon says stamp ones & then turned it into a shaker card filled up with sequins from simon says stamp & lucy cards.

In the end I added a few sequins to the outside just to give a bit of extra interest (& to cover a few marks that had gotten onto the card).

Supplies list to follow


  1. So cool and so creative, love the look :)) I think i also need the circle dies :)

  2. this is so pretty. so so pretty. I just finished a bokeh design background today and have been thinking of what kind of cards I want to make. this is lovely.

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