Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shaking It for a Happy Birthday!

I had made a shaker frame a while back and didn't know what I was going to do with it.  I had the supplies out on my workbench and didn't want to waste the opportunity.  The shaker frame sat in the pile for a while and I decided I needed a card, so I rifled through the leftovers of premade flowers and came up with this beauty.

The flowers were white embossed onto watercolor paper using my Altenew Peony outline stamp.  I used my Mission Gold watercolors to color the image - keeping the colors very light.  The leaves were done the exact same way, but didn't get as much color definition.  I searched and found some accent pieces - this time stamped onto Bristol paper using ink rather than watercolors.  I think the two media work well together and create a fine accent.

On the inside - a very simple sentiment because the front was so busy.  Happy birthday, period!  Its a wonder I don't have more cards made considering how many odd bits and pieces are in the stash.  It's one of the things that having a Scrapbox allows - the stashing of supplies in zippered bags inside the front doors.  I'm hopeless! :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday!

Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 294/295 Anything Goes

Happy weekend, all!


  1. So pretty!!! I love how you did the shaker style with the Gold! I am a new follower of your blog, found you at Simon Says Stamp!

  2. I love the addition of sparkling sequins and your flowers are jaw dropping gorgeous!

  3. This card is fantastic! I love it! The flowers are so pretty with that soft blue coloring and the white embossing, and the gold shaker looks wonderful as a background. Thank you so much for celebrating with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!


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