Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Shaky Smile

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I warm welcome to my newest follower Brenda S - sorry, but I cannot find a blog to direct you to, to be able to share her talents. ๐Ÿ˜•or is that just my lack of computer skills?

Edited: Thank you Annie - this is Brenda's blog , and her work is wonderful.

I made this some time ago, and now it has been received I can share it.

I started with a piece of red scrap that had been sprayed with silver spray, and decided to make a shaker card - for a 19 yr old male!!  


To keep it looking masculine I die cut the smile from a memory box set, layered some acetate behind it, then glued layers of card around the edge to form the recess to put the sequins and glitter into, before adding the green card to enclose the lot.

I added brads to the corners, printed and embossed the sentiment on some vellum and also used brads to adhere it to the zig zag design paper.


Placed it all onto  a green base card and voila, a masculine shaker card!!

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34 comments:

  1. This is certainly a reason to smile Maxine - I love the shimmer and the sentiment - you are great with the Shaker cards my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. So fun- I love how you can see the sequins thru the die- fun, fun!!!

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  3. Great shaker card Maxine, I am happy your little surprise arrived too. Thanks for letting me know and I hope you got rid of the migraine
    Your new follower, Brenda is a friend of mine and here is her blog.... called stamping fantasies...
    http://stamping-fantasies.blogspot.com.au/

    {aNNie}

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  4. Great card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT xx

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  5. Beautiful bold card Maxine. Strong colours work so well for masculine cards - love your choice. Anne x

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  6. Ah wonderful indeed, Maxine... love shaker cards and am sure it made him smile....

    And a big thanks for sharing it, and for popping over and joining in my candy and adding it to your sidebar, you've been a really wonderful encourager and great appreciated too.
    Lord bless you, dear friend and your dear ones. ❤❤❤
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  7. Wonderful, love this! Great colour combo and sparkle!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

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  8. Great masculine card, those are hard for me to make. Nice picture and close up of the embossing on the bottom. Thanks for entering this card in the challenge this week at the Mod Squad,  Good luck! and how to see you again.
    Barbara DT Member 

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  9. Wow, this is fantastic! At first glance it looks simple, but then you realize how difficult it must have been to create that amazing shaker window! What a wonderfully unique card idea Maxine, just love the out of the box thinking for this one!! Beautiful too!

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  10. Excellent idea for a 19 year old male...fun and loving the sentiment x

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  11. So pretty and a great card for a guy! Love it.
    Lynn

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  12. Oh Maxine, I am just loving this shaker card! What a great way to use that "smile" die. And I bet that the 19 year old male is going to think it is super cool too! Hope hubby is doing as best as he can my friend and I hope you are taking care of yourself. Hugs, Brenda

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  13. PS: Can you send me your address Maxine? I'd like to send some cards for you and hubby. My email is:
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com
    Blessings and hugs, Brenda

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  14. There's more of that perfect embossing. I've given up on trying to emboss because it always lumps, clumps, bumps, and ends up in the trash can while yours are always perfect. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Maxine. Yours is one of the dearest friendships I've made through blogging, and I'm SO grateful to you for your kind words, encouragement, and all the fabulous cards you share. Hope you're having a blessed day!
    Karen

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  15. Think it is a great masculine card! That it is a shaker is by no means per definition a woman-card and this one shows that beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

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  16. A super shaker Maxine and perfect for a male. I like your bright colours too. Barbxx

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  17. You are right, a great masculine card but personally, I think it's fitting for male or female. Great card and happy you entered into the PIP challenge this week. Look forward to seeing more.

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  18. What an excellent shaker card. It will give ANYONE a SMILE! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!
    hugs

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  19. Love the diecut smile shaker! Thank you for sharing with us at PIP Challenges.

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  20. Maxine your card is gorgeous! I love that you incorporated the shaker part! and the design is perfect!
    xoxo Olga

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  21. This is absolutely wonderful my sweet friend !! Seeing the word smile on the front of any card is enough to bring cheer and happiness instantly ! Is one of my favorite color combinations too! Hugs!

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  22. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

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  23. Great card for a 19 year old. Bet he loved it!

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  24. I love it! It really is a great masculine card but I can see it would work for any one.
    Hugs, Fran

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  25. What a lovely shaker card....male or female would be thrilled to receive it! Love the splattered spray paint! Thanks very much for sharing your card with PIP Challenge this week....hope to see you again soon!

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  26. Sweet Shaker card
    I love that Smile in the middle as opening your shaker element to look for
    I never make shaker card
    always love if ladies made it
    sweet card my friend

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  27. Lovely card Maxine- I loved the use of negative die! The red and white looks amazing! :)
    Suchi xx

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  28. A Shaker is such a great idea for a young man - they all like to twiddle - and striking colours. CarolG

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  29. Wonderful card. Great idea with the cut out sentiment.

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  30. Great masculine shaker card first one I have ever seen but a great idea ----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  31. Love your creation.Thanks for joining us for our Creative Moments Challenge
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Hugs,
    creativEle DT

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