January 11, 2015

Grateful For You

Hello!!

Have you noticed it's been a little busy around here?? Well that's because its the end of my winter break (the new semester starts tomorrow) and its so cold its not like i'm going to be out in the garden!! hehehe!! I've been crafting up a storm!! This year my crafty goal is to purge and reorganize and to use the stamps and embellishments that i have! To do that i'm going to play along with more challenges this year (i hope)  :D

Today i have a card to share that i made for two challenges! I made this early this week, but when i went to photograph it, there was something that bothered me about it, so i put it back on my craft table to work on! After a few additions i really like it much better!!!

The first challenge is Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #38, it is this photo inspiration:
The second challenge is Winnie & Walter's 1st Birthday Celebrations, the Shaker Challenge. These two challenges went together so well! I love the soft pink and confetti in the photo, plus i loved the pink bubbles on top of the cupcakes.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I not very good at shaker cards, the only ones that i am successful at are pocket shakers and when i saw the photo inspiration i got the idea of circle vellum shakers. I die cut 6 circles from vellum card stock. I happened across some circle dies that just cut tiny holes and one fit inside my circles perfectly. These piercing dies are very old from Life Style Crafts back when they were Quick Kutz.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I used some gold thread to stitch up the circles, but before i stitched them closed i added some tiny paper hearts, tiny paper circles (extras from dies, colored with copics), and sequins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Next stamped the Winnie & Walter sentiment Grateful on vellum and embossed it in gold and then cut it out. I curved the sentiment because i wanted it to curve around one of the shaker circles. I also cut out a few more vellum circles and arranged everything on my card base. I stamped For You below one of the shaker circles.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I found some light pink pattern paper for a background. To adhere the shaker circles i pressed a needle through one of the stitches, then came up from the bottom and then pierced one of the stitched circles and made a stitch over one that was already there. I did it on the opposite side of the circle and then again for the other two shaker circles.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I scattered some sequins over the one layer vellum circles and when i was happy with the arrangement i glued them down on the the circles. Then i added glue to the back of the circles where the sequins are and added them to my panel. I have yet to find any glue or tape that you can;t see with vellum, so when i use it i have to have a way to hide the glue, in this case the sequins! I trimmed off the vellum circles that extended over the edge and last added the panel to a white card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I hope everyone is staying warm! Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold, and Blessings
Thread: Kreinik Metallic, Very Fine #4 Braid 3280
Embossing Powder: Wow Metallic Gold Rich
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Spring Mix

15 comments:

  1. Love these tiny little vellum shakers!! Beautiful!

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  2. This is such a fun card! I love the little vellum pockets you created for some of the circles and love how you curved the sentiment!

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  3. I am so impressed at how you interpreted that photo into your card! What a labor of love with all of those different elements.

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  4. Oh, my! Dana, this is amazing! Love.Love.Love.

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  5. Dana!! Swoon!! This is AMAZING!! Those little pockets of sprinkles. Wow. I have no words!!! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  6. WOW! Your card is amazing! I love how you made those small vellum pockets... It's so stunning :)

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  7. Enjoy MI winter for me, will ya? Congrats on your win over at Taheerah's. This is a great design.

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  8. Congrats on being top 3 at Taheera's! Great card with those mini shakers!

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  9. Wow! No wonder Taheerah picked you, I'm in love with this card!!

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  10. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! I'm speechless at how awesome this is! WOW!!!!!
    ~c

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  11. OMG this is absolutely brilliant!!! Such a fab layout & omg, omg omg, all those teensy shakers...Dana you are AMAZING!!

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  12. How totally fun and adorable is this card. I LOVE how you thought outside the box on this design. Totally fabulous!

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