Monday, March 14, 2016

A Whole lot o' Shaking Going On!!!!!

Hello everyone: I have a fun card (well, I had fun making it) to share with you today, this is my very first of this kind, a bit time consuming, due to my total lack of experience in this field but non the less, I finished it, I hope you like it. I'm linking it to the "Just Us Girls" Trend Week Challenge, the theme this time is Shaker Cards.

I was looking for some tutorials on Utube to get an idea of how to go about making a shaker card, all are good but THIS ONE by Jennifer McGuire, I liked a lot.  I changed the card by stamping my background with the Penny Black "Wonderful" stamp set, I love this cute little Hedgehogs, I used Stazon Jet Black ink on Canson water color paper, colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers.
Then, the fun began.....I gathered all the material Jennifer suggested and, with the video playing, I followed her directions, pausing the video to give me time to stamp, cut, glue, etc. It was fairy easy except for the gluing of the cut out panels, I didn't have that roll of strong adhesive she uses on her video so I used a strong double sided tape, 1/8" wide around the circle windows, it was time consuming but I needed to make sure non of my sequences and stars were going to get out.
I stamped the background with an old stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Calypso Coral powder, the sentiment is from the retired SU set called "Curly Cute", the banner is from Spellbinders.
Here is a picture of the finished inside. 

The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set.
Here is the banner than inspired my card.

This is the flourises set I used for the inside.
And the SU Curly Cute set.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny said...

Oh I love Shaker cards ! This one is adorable with those busy little Hedgehogs ! I also like that curly sentiment set by SU (retired) .
Cute cute card ....Jennifer would be proud !!

Maria A. said...

Thanks Sonny, that sentiment set is one of my favorites. I was glad to have Jennifer's video to guide me, she makes it look so easy.

Mary Fish said...

Hedgehog happiness.

Patti Willey said...

Love the Hedgies and you're one up on me! I've never tried a shaker card! I've got that foam tape you want and can borrow it anytime I'll run right over (ya wishful thinking!)

Maria A. said...

Thanks Mary, love shaker cards, fun to make and receive.

Maria A. said...

Ha!!! how I wish you lived closer Patti!!
But yes, shaker cards are super cute, a bit tricky to make but loads of fun.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the guys carrying the gifts - great shaker card Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Vicki, it was fun to make it, for my first time, I enjoy every step.

Nancy said...

Super sweet shaker card...right down to that fun birthday image! Thanks for taking the time to learn how to make a shaker card and join us at Just Us Girls and I hope you will be making more!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Nancy, having the video from Jennifer was a big help and lots of fun.
Now that I know how, I will be making more shakers for sure.

Aileen Ryan said...

Great card Maria, love those hedgehogs carrying gifts. Lovely colours too.
How many shaker cards can we make???

Maria A. said...

Thank you Aileen, I had to improvise just a little but the video helped a lot. I love shaker cards, I'll be making them more often. How about you?