Monday, January 19, 2015

Faux Shaker Card for Winnie and Walter's First Anniversary Bash!

Happy Monday everyone!! We have today off for Martin Luther King day. While Char is studying for mid-terms, I decided to post one of the few cards I created on Saturday. I finally had bit of mojo so I went with it and created three cards. That is a record for me! It takes me SO LONG to do one card, let alone three. I also made mistakes in the process and had to start over for some of them.

Today I am sharing a card I created for Winnie and Walter's First Birthday-"Shaker Challenge with Julie." However, there is a bit of a twist. I have made shaker cards before but even though they are all the RAGE, I do not like them. They are bulky, take too many steps and I often don't wind up sending them. I decided to create a "faux" shaker card instead.

I decided that I wanted the color scheme to be in white and silver. I based the card design on a different Winnie and Walter Birthday challenge-"Sketch Challenge with Joni."

I eliminated the two banners because they didn't work with my card. Here is how I created it:

  • I die cut a pinked edge circle out of a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece of white card stock. I then misted it with Heidi Swapp "Tinsel" Color Shine. 
  • While that piece was drying, I die cut a circle out of silver glitter card stock. I then die cut a square piece of vellum and attached that to the back of the silver piece.
  • On the front of the vellum, stamped the Winnie and Walter Sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I then adhered this piece to the misted front of the card.
  • Next,  I took the white card base, lightly penciled in a circle and used glossy accents to adhere silver and white sequins around the inside of the circle.
  • Using foam tape, I covered the non sequined front of the card base and carefully adhere the front to the card. 
  • My last steps was to adhere silver and white sequins randomly on the front, as well as add three stars that were die cut out of white glitter paper.

I really like how this came out and it was so fun to do. Can you tell it isn't a "real" shaker card? I also don't have to throw it away because it does not leak!! You could do this with any type of shaker card you wanted. If you wanted to add a bit of glitter, you could use a bit of Stickles randomly around the middle of the card as well.

Once again, I am entering this card into two challenges for the Winnie and Walter Blog. Run on over there and play if you haven't already. There are a TON of challenges to enter, as well as some fabulous inspiration projects. I also decided to enter it into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3. I suggest that you check out her blog if you don't already. She is a HOOT and is a tremendous talent!! My Winnie and Walter sentiment stamps were new, as well as the silver glitter paper.


I thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy your day.

Paper-Paper Trey Ink Stampers Select White and the Vellum, Die Cuts With a View-silver
Dies-My Favorite Things
Stamps-Winnie and Walter "Big Bold You"
Other-Versamark Ink, Ranger Black Embossing powder, white glitter paper, Big Shot, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (silver), Darice (white sequins), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Tinsel), Scotch foam adhesive


Marika said...

You rock, Girl! This is cool! :) I'm glad that you had fun making it. I haven't done shaker cards for the same reason as you. Maybe I should try if it is so fun at the end! :)

Becca Cruger said...

It's so sparkly and splattery and AWESOME!! You should definitely so this again because it rocks!!

DoofyJEss2 said...

What an amazing card!! I definitely could not tell that it wasn't a shaker!! Way to think outside of the box there!! Now if there was only a way to make it sound like a shaker....hahaha

Taunya Butler said...

I am kind of with you - shaker cards are too bulky!! Makes them hard to send and that is what I create them for!! With that said - I LOVE this idea and think you are a freaking genius!! Faux shaker - THIS I am going to try!! Thanks for the idea and for making such a gorgeously cool card!!

~amy~ said...

Turned out beautifully!
Stampin' up has round foam adhesive sheets that I use for smaller shaker cards or I use a glassine bags, makes it super easy :)

maria f. said...

A monochromatic shaker - how pretty! I've got a tip on shakers that don't leak here:

Danielle Flanders said...

This is SO gorgeous!! I just love everything about it. Thank you for your note today! I hope you enjoy the class, I'm really nervous about it! :) xo

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow! Love this, and the white with silver is gorgeous!

Jocelyn Olson said...

It *looks* like a shaker card. What a great idea! The silver is gorgeous!!

Karen King said...

I love how it turned out. The silver monochromatic look is fantastic!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for your kind words, Nora! And for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3! I love the whole idea of this faux shaker movement, but I haven't tried one yet. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration! This is one party on a card with all the silver and sparkle and sequins!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Fantastic shaker card Nora, love the idea of sticking them to the back of the card.

Hugs diane

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty shaker! Lovin' all the stars!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora what an awesome shaker card! Thanks for popping by the see me today.

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic! Love how you layered the focal circle with pinking frame and glittered frame. Great depth and design!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the white and silver! The splatter is fantastic and I like that you used vellum!

Kim Heggins said...

Awesome shaker the festive look you have created. And all the beautiful silver too, just so pretty.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! What a fabulous card!