Friday, December 2, 2011

FM35 Shake Shake Shake Senora

Today's Friday Mashup challenge is a fun one, because Rita is challenging us to make an interactive card, a shaker card. Well, who doesn't love that?

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project featuring "A Shaker Card".
  2. Or Make a project with a "Winter Theme".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a " Winter Themed Shaker Card. "
*Shaker Card Tutorial

These things can be a challenge to put together in the correct order, especially if there is any lining up to do. But slow and steady wins the race.


  • Stamp tree (and bird) images on two pieces of 2-3/4 x 3-3/4" card stock. Punch out 1-3/4" circle from top piece, place post-it circles on both pieces (line them up), and sponge both pieces with Bashful Blue ink.
  • Attach Not Quite Navy mat to top piece and punch circle again.
  • After aligning carefully, trace the 1-3/4" circle with a pencil on the bottom piece, attach the Shaker Frame to the bottom piece, and add a very small amount of mica flakes or Buffalo Snow.
  • Attach acetate to the backside of the top piece, and carefully attach the top piece to the bottom/Shaker Frame, making sure it aligns properly.
  • Very Important -- Do not let small child shake your card before you take a picture! Doh!

I added a glittered snow drift at the bottom and Shimmer Paint mister to the whole background. Look at the Crumb Cake in the below photo (or click it to magnify) to see all the sparkle.

I love that this card would work just as well as a January card. This card uses the Paper Players sketch #74.

Stamps: Branch Out; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Beau Chateau DSP; Ink: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso; Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Frost White shimmer paint mister, Silver brads, Shaker Frames, Sponge, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Snow Burst embossing folder, Northern Flurry embossing folder, 3" Circle die, Big Shot, Two-way glue pen, Post-it notes, Acetate, Buffalo Snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Teri said...

This is so pretty! TFS!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! A perfect use of the tree stamp with that lovely snow!!! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Holly said...

Love this.. The colors the patterns it's Gorgeous! I need to get some of those Mica Flakes, I thought I had some in my stash but alias no where to be found.

Susan Joyce said...

Nice design love how you have replicated the tree on the base and forground and the Mica flakes and the dazzling diamonds. Thanks' for joining us at The Paper Players.

Anne Marie said...

So pretty, Heidi! Love the addition of the mica flakes (which I really need to try!!) and the pop of color from the bird is a great touch. Such a beautiful winter scene you created. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) (hugs)

Mickey Roberts said...

Wow, Heidi! This card is terrific! Love the sparkle and shimmer.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Heidi, What a great idea, this reminds me of the spotlight technique and it looks fabulous.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Tara Murphy said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love that tree and the colours used.

Cindy said...

Heidi, this is so serene and lovely! "Pinning" it for future reference! TFS!!!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! A perfect shaker card! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

This is stunning! I love the single pop of red with all the blues and crumb cake. And the way you've lined up the inside stamping of the treat cup is amazing! Like your interpretation of the sketch too...fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Notes by Nina said...

This is so gorgeous, I love that tree. Great colours too :)

Dawn Braun said...

Your card is just beautiful and I TOTALLY have that song stuck in my head now, haha! Love the mica flakes and your sweet little red bird.

Tara Bilbao said...

This is so lovely. I like how you used the tree image for the shaker part. Your colors are so soothing and marvelous together.

OK now I have that song in my head - AH! ( the remix by Pitbull)

Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players!

Adriana Benitez said...

Shake it all the time... lol

Cool idea to put the tree in the shaker portion - looks good!

Julie Marshall said...

Fabulous card! I love how you incorporated the tree into your shaker box. So clever. Great take on the sketch too. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

Jen Timko said...

Oooh, seriously cool!!

Lisa said...

Fantastic Heidi, I love the tree and the red of the bird.

Yapha said...

What a fun idea for a shaker card!! That tree is fabulous!

angelswhostamp said...

This is clever as clever can be. I can't wait to try my own shaker frames this week.

Tanya Boser said...

Yummy colors! Gorgeous card! I have GOT to use those shakers frames. They are sitting sadly neglected in my embellishments drawer...

Rita said...

Sigh....I am so jealous that you have this stamp set. It makes such lovely cards, including this beauty! And for the record, I totally shook my card and got the mica stuck at the top before my picture...it is not just kids you need to hide it from! :)

Carmen said...

This is perfect .... design, colors and everything.