Great Blue Heron

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Lucky Day

Hi everyone!  What a hectic week it's been, so glad it's the weekend, and actually I'm off Monday, so it's a three day weekend!

A friend had asked me to make her a St. Patrick's day card, which I usually do every year for her to mail to one of her friends.  I have very limited stamps for St. Patrick day, but this particular one I haven't used in a number of years (actually I forgot I even had it - I guess that's what happens when you have too many stamps!).  I'm using a House Mouse image called - Lucky Day.  

Rather than just make a plain ole' card I made my first 'shaker card'!

I started with the background.  I am so addicted to do the colour wash on water colour paper.  I just love this technique and you never get the same look twice! After doing the wash and letting it dry, I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die from MFT.

I stamped the image onto some white cougar c/s and used copics to colour.  This was then cut out using a circle s/b die.  To do the border I used a larger scallop circle die and also a circle die one size smaller than the circle die I used for the image.  I cut a piece of acetate and glued this to the back of the scallop border, then cut some foam tape and added it along the border. I then glued the image to my water colour background, added some sequins ( I really need to get some shaker card fillings) to the center of the image, then took the frame and laid it over the image.  Pressed down firmly to make sure the tape adhered. And there you go - my first shaker card!!

I added a couple of different colours of twine to finish this off.

image - House Mouse - Lucky day
ink - black memento, copics - YG01,YG06, YG09, YG25, YG61, YG93, E51, R20, E31, E33, V05, V09, distress inks - forest moss, twisted citron, lucky clover, shabby shutters
paper - Tim Holtz water colour, white cougar 100 lb, dark green, acetate
dies - spellbinder, - circle & scallop circle, MFT - stitched rectangle
misc - sequins, twine, foam tape

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by.



NancyT said...

Hi Pauline. How cute. I love your colour wash. The colours are absolutely gorgeous. Love the coloured sequins inside your card. House Mouse looks like he is enjoying it! Your first shaker card looks beautiful. The different coloured twine is a nice touch to finish off the card. Whomever is getting the card sure is "lucky".

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Really lovely card Pauline. Hope this has kick started your mojo. Enjoy your long weekend.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Leslie Miller said...

I have this stamp and I just love it! So darn cute! Your first shaker turned out awesome! Gorgeous color wash, too. I need to do more of that but I'm stingy with the WC paper, tee hee! Your friend will love this darling card!

Tracy said...

Well you sure did a fabulous job on your first shaker card. Love the House Mousie and the beautiful color wash background.

Leslie said...

How cute is this?! I see shaker cards all over the Internet now and they looks so cute. I'm just afraid to give them a try – LOL. Love the washed background too!