Monday, September 21, 2015

My First Shaker Card

 Welcome

I took the plunge this past weekend and made my first shaker card - and I must admit I am pleased with it.  I just hope that my three year old neighbour is too!


I stamped the Bentley Bear image (a freebie stamp from a magazine) with espresso ink, and coloured him with chalks, fussy cut him and mounted him on foam tape.


The greeting was stamped with a clear stamp that I bent on the block before stamping to form a curve to echo the oval shaker element.


I trimmed the sentiment freehand before mounting it - the shaker is filled with assorted sequins as the recipient is young and (hopefully) will like the various colours and shapes.

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25 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow..that's a beautiful card!
Happy new week Maxine!
oxo
Susi

Dawn Turley said...

well done Maxine. It is a really cute card.

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT. love this gorgeous creation and it's cute image surrounding. I love shaker cards too and they look much more simple to make than what they are, well done. .xx
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Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, the little bear is really adorable. I like how you arched the sentiment and congratulations on the first shaker card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

jimlynn said...

Love the way you shaped the sentiment stamp to go with the oval opening! A FABULOUS shaker card and I know she'll love it. They're so fun!
Lynn

Mervi said...

Cute and lovely shaker with sparkle inside.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.

If you are interested Mervi’s Candy & Challenge is going on at my blog till the end of September;-))m

Golden Goddess Designs said...

what a sweet shaker card! you did a great job for your first one! thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!

Alicia

JD/ Jill said...

This is so cute! Great job with the shaker technique! I really like shaker cards. I've only ever made one...and I wasn't totally pleased with it...I think you have inspired me to give it another try! Hope you have a great week.

Bridget Larsen said...

I cant believe you've never made a shaker card, well done

MaryH said...

Way To Go! I bought that Fuse tool some time ago, and STILL have not had the courage to attempt a shaker card. I'd say you rocked it on your first one! I think the 3yr old will love it with all the moving colorful sequins, the cute teddy and the polka dot card front. You did a super job on this one. TFS & Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this sweet image- you have colored it so beautifully with the chalks. The shaker is so fun- I bet the little one will be a shaking it too! Love the curved sentiment- how cool. I really enjoy all of the techniques you try : )

Lovely Linda said...

Well done Maxine with your shaker card - it is fabulous! I love the way you arched the sentiment - looks great! {{{hugs}}}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Maxine.. I love your shaker card! Adorable!!! (Shaker cards are so labor intensive. Therefore I admire anyone who makes them.)

Angie said...

Oh, she will love it!!!! What a cute shaker card! I STILL have not taken the plunge but I am getting closer every day! :) Love the fun bits in the shaker!

Dreja said...

Ein großartiges Werk. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
LG Dreja

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

MiamiKel said...

Sqeeeee, Maxine, this is superb! And you know what this means - this came out so splendid, you have to make more! I'm sure it will be well received - a delight this is ♥

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Maxine, LOTV bears are cute, well done on your shaker card .. yet to make one myself :D
Thanks so much for popping over.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suchi said...

That teddy is so adorable..I LOVE the shaker element too! :)
Suchi xx

Linda said...

Aah cute card!
Thanks for joinging in our B is for... challenge over at Crafty friends.
Linda DTCF

Connie Mercer said...

Love the shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Kuni said...

Lovely card and a sweet image.
Thank you for joining us at the Stempelsonnen-challenge.
Hugs
Kuni

Michelle Pearson said...

way to go on your first shaker card!! I'm sure she loved it! Loved your mix of sequins!

Suchi said...

Thank you so much dear Maxine for following me on pinterest and linking up at my giveaway! I would be announcing the winner next week on my blog! :)
Suchi xx