Saturday 14 May 2016

Calla lily shaker card

Happy Saturday everyone! I have to admit I slept in this morning. I can't remember the last time I would have slept until 8am, but my body and mind clearly needed it after a crazy week. After pottering around and being useless for the morning, I tackled one of those annoying things on the to-do list - I cleaned out my kitchen cupboards. It's nice to have an idea of what we have in the kitchen, and plan around using up things. But you would not believe the amount of jam we have in this house. Which is highly ironic as we don't really use that much jam at all, and if we do use any, we will use our home-made jam. How we have managed to accumulate a collection of almost a dozen jars of store-bought jam is beyond me! I am planning on getting all of our pantry foods logged onto an app, so whenever I'm in the store I can check what we have and what we don't have . The problem is that the existing apps don't seem very good, and the databased lack a lot of barcodes particularly in the UK. If you are using an app to track your pantry or fridge, let me know what you use and if it works for you!

Today's card is a shaker card I made using Stampin' Up Remarkable you stamps and the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle frame dies. I started with watercolour paper and Distress inks and created the background. I stamped the lilies on another sheet of watercolour paper, heat embossed them in white and watercoloured with Distress inks. Then I die cut the stitched frame in white card, and another frame from an adhesive foam pad to create the shaker. Last, I added the sequins and beads, attached acetate to the shaker, added the frame and last I added the flowers which I had fussy cut. 

I would like to link up with the following challenges:
House of Cards - Clear papers (use vellum or acetate)
Craft Rocket Challenge - Flower Power
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - Use a transparent element (used acetate for the shaker)

Card: 300 gsm watercolour paper, white card, acetate
Stamps: Stampin' Up Remarkable You, sentiment is a wood mounted stamp from my stash
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress inks Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber,  Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron, Victorian Velvet and Wilted Violet
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle frame die, adhesive foam sheet, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, sequins and beads from my stash


Stampsnob. said...

This is beautiful it is so fluid and soft TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

Pat said...

WOW!! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Ruby's Rainbow.

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful shaker card...pretty colour and your embossed calla lilies are gorgeous...thanks for sharing at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge..nhugs kath xxx

Shirley said...

Beautiful colorful card.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous shaker card! Love the inking and coloring! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Flowers” Challenge!

Aileen said...

So beautiful, love this shaker card and your flowers look stunning.

Donna said...

Stunning shaker card and like your flower! Glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna

Neva Cole said...

Lovely Calla Lilies! Thank you for playing along with our Transparent Element Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

Toni said...

beautiful coloring and a fab shaker! thanks for sharing--I hope you do so again!


Mynn xx said...

Those blooms are AMAZING! I LOVE the fabulous shaker filling, too! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

shaz earl said...

Great shaker card love it

Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges hugs Shaz x

kartkadopolski said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at House of Cards May challange 'Clear papers'

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Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is one awesome card! Congrats on being top 5 at HOC!