Friday, September 21, 2018

A Milestone Birthday To Join the Shaker Challenge

My father celebrated his milestone birthday - 70 years - last week.  I put together this shaker card using my Cricut and a Papertrey Ink balloon die.  I ink blended four card fronts using my Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink.  I used some Perfect Pearls to splatter on the card fronts so there is a subtle sparkle, but not too much since this is a masculine card.  I left the die cut  opening as a single, square opening for the sequins and seed beads because I knew I could just add quite a bit of sparkle inside. I think it works well here.

On the inside, I used an oops from the die cutting process.  I attempted to cut the "70" out and didn't have the settings on the blade deep enough (pressure setting) which resulted in a cut that didn't go all the way through the paper.  I decided to repurpose that boo-boo by silver heat embossing the inside sentiment and using it to be the inside.   A black pen was more than enough to add my own personal sentiment underneath.  I'm pleased with how the card turned out - he was too as he made a point to show my mom when I gave it to him.  He's an understated man, so that was an indication how much he thought.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week 430 - Birthday Shaker as my card is definitely both!

Come join the fun.


  1. What a great looking card. I woould never have thought to make a shaker card using number dies. I am sure your father will love it! Thanks for the inspiration

  2. How fabulous this is! Love all the blues. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  3. Congrats on being a Spotlight Artist at City Crafter Challenge Blog.

  4. Thanks for commenting on my card! I love this card, such a great design. Way to go using your initial die cut on the inside, brilliant!


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