Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Watery Birthday

Welcome

Although this card took me way longer than I wanted it too, I love the outcome.


I started by sponging through the stencil in blue ink on the blue card base, moved the stencil marginally, then sponged it with iridescent medium.  I think my impression of water moving worked - the stencil I used is called Waving Branches, and should be used vertically, not horizontally!


I then cut a window using the  Peek a boo window die from MFT, from white cardstock, sized to cover the card front with a small border.  I stamped and silver embossed the fish on a snippet, and then painted it with Iridescent Blue Twinklng H2O paint, which you can just see on the tail flukes.  I created an acetate window, and glued the fish across the bottom of the aperture.


The sentiment was also stamped in blue using a vertical stamp.  All the edges were sponged with the same ink.  I adhered two layers of foam on the back, filled the shaker element with blue and white sequins, and adhered the blue base card over it.


The inside was finished with some blue and silver sparkle tape, and some silver spotted washi.

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30 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is super! So fresh and clean and just crisp and beautiful - love the iridescent look! Fabulous birthday card!

Glennis said...

This is quite stunning Maxine, love the techniques you have used

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this Maxine, we both have been on a 'sea' change I see, but your design is just beautiful.xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your shaker card is gorgeous! Love the shimmery feel and the stunning image. WOW! What a great birthday card!

brenda said...

Just so you know I've been to take a peek. Bxx

creationsnz said...

Oh Maxine this is a stunner! The best ever. CarolG

Mia said...

Really fabulous shaker card, Maxine. I love your gorgeous design.
Such an inspiration for card making amateurs, like me. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions. This is really helpful.
Hugs, my dear friend.

Brenda said...

Well Maxine, the time and effort you put in on this card was totally worth it! I love this fun shaker card! The iridescent look of the water makes it look so real and I just love that fish the way you did him. A perfect place for a vertical sentiment too, I don't use mine that much and need to! Hugs, Brenda

Kathyk said...

But soooooooooooooo worth it, fab LIM make

Kathyk

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! What a gorgeous shaker card. The waves are so beautiful with all this shimmer as well as the fish. Beautiful design too for this CAS card. Unfortunately you entered to many challenges according Less is More rules, anyway thank you to show your card in our gallery and I hope you will come back and play with us again.

Loll said...

Fantastic card Maxine! LOVE the beautiful layered stenciling of your waves. The iridescent ones really shimmer and shine. Great design with your shakes window and beautiful large fish on the corner. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine! I love the creative way you used your stencil and how you added sparkle to your design! I also love that you chose silver to heat emboss the fish...such a strikingly beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil!

Neet said...

You should be so proud of this card - it is simply beautiful. I love how you have placed the fish to frame the water - and the water is gorgeous. An absolutely stunning card. One of my favourites.
Hugs Blessings, Neet x

mamapez5 said...

A Very nice card Maxine. Your moving water is wonderful. I like the window die'cut. It's not one I am familiar with at all. And what a handsome fish. H2Os are just perfect for anything like that. My dad would have liked that. He was a fisherman by hobby, not for work, and he always dreamed of the 'next big one'. Kate xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work Maxine. Its a real eyr catching creation! I've done that moving stencil before and was only thinking the other day I must try it again! Dont have that stencil tho. That's a great fish stamp too!!
Well done.
Shaz in Oz. X

Dawn Turley said...

superb Maxine. Well worth the extra time it took you. The water is just amazing looking.

Gerrina said...

Oh wow, hadn't thought that shaker and needlepoint would work so beautifully together, but you made a fine and elegant card! Hugs, Gerrina

Olga Fink said...

How gorgeous Maxine! And so elegant!
Xoxo Olga

Quillish said...

Wow..Maxine! That stencil thing is so creative... love how you have thought and made this card so stunning and interactive too.. lots of patience you have.

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous effect with your sparkly moving waves behind your shaker window Maxine! and that embossed fish is beautiful in it's size and iridescence! thanks for joining us in the CAS Stencil Challenge! xx

Ellibelle said...

This is so beautiful! And loving what you have done on the inside!

nancy littrell said...

Wonderful die cut window for your gorgeous shiny stenciled wave background, Maxine. I love your pretty heat embossed fish and sentiment too. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge:Sponging. Hugs..Nancy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun shaker! I love the silver embossed shimmery fish! And, your waves- so awesome! Love the movement you obtained with your technique. Also, love the sentiment in blue.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so beautiful. I love the shine in the water and the window is the perfect way to show it. The fish is gorgeous and glimmers like fish do.

Furrbster said...

Wow this is really fun,

Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments for our firt challenge of 2019,

Hugz Tinz

Hetty said...

What a great card, Maxine! love the shaker bit behing the lovely fish.
Must be even nicer in person.

Di said...

What a fabulous card Maxine! So clever to think of using the stencil on its side and adding the wonderfully iridescent fish is just perfect - plus it's a shaker card as well! So much beautiful detail yet you still kept it fresh, clean and very elegant.

Hugs

Di xx

JD/ Jill said...

Oh my goodness! This card is just stunning! Very Nicely done!

Jo Ann said...

Maxine, this is an awesome shaker card. You did a great job. I've been wanting to make one for a long time now but still couldn't find the time to do it...LOL Hopefully, soon! Anyway, I want to leave you with an inspiration from the Bible in Isaiah 55:6-7 which says, "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon." Have a wonderful week.

JO ANN
https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

LesleyG said...

Beautiful card, lots of shimmer and sparkle and detail, and clever to turn the stencil! Xxx