Shaker Challenge at SSS

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp was a shaker card. That is right up my alley!

Sometimes you have a uber cool design in your mind's eye and sometimes you can execute it flawlessly. Sometimes you get it mostly right. That was this time.  I had just an hour (a whole hour!) to make this card for a birthday party on the same day. I envisioned larger gears, but didn't think about the fact that I was making an A2 card. Duh. My own gears were a bit off I guess.

In the end, I was pretty happy with "mostly" right. The elements came together as I wanted even if the size of the shaker was smaller than I had wanted, and I couldn't fit all my uber cool Papergloss sequin mix in the shaker.

I love the way Wow Embossing Powder's ultra high gold melts so thick and smooth!


Handmade Cards for Friends and Co-Workers

I was on a card making streak.

It started with a simple sympathy card. I hate to think I need a stash of these, but I probably do.
I love the elegance of the black and white floral paper. I fussy cut a few of the flowers and popped them up over the same shapes in the background. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the paper since it came from my scrap stash (as did all the others shown in this post).

Since I was in my paper scraps stash anyway, I made a several more cards for a team at work. I hand delivered them all the way in Utah. 

I see all kinds of possibilities with the Memory Box Modern Border Trim die. 

And I'm still crazy for Tim Holtz's Crazy Bird stamp.

This is one of my favorite cards. One particular co-worker is a Dr Who fan. I love the galaxy colors in the background, and I really really love the hologram effect from the embossing powder that layers on top of this whole card. I don't think the images do it justice!

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