When I woke up this morning, plans to create a shaker card were not on my "to do" radar. No sireee; no shakers for me. What I had in mind was a second card for Poppy Sketches #2,
because I wasn't overly thrilled with the first one I made (shown below). I had a cup of coffee, ate some toast, all the while pondering Attempt #2. What happened next wound up being one of those "finding inspiration in the most unexpected of places" situations.
I knew, from the first time she announced it, that I'd be checking out Paulina's Sequin Shaker Blog Hop; I knew we were guaranteed to see a gallery of darling shaker cards, the likes of which would be well beyond my creativity and ability.
Well, I went, I saw, I was inspired. Next stop: off to Paulina's tutorial. I watched, I learned. I tried (and maybe cussed a little bit *grin*)
This is my first "official" shaker card *fist pump*!! (I made a sort-of one before, with three sequins...yes, three).
I still have to practice more (as in mega-practice), but all in all, the whole enterprise was rather fun. It's not a super-duper awesome shaker card, in the grand scheme of things, but it's kind of cute, so I'm taking the plunge and adding it to
Bonus: it fits the Poppy Sketch (I hope!!), so I achieved my goal...in a round-about way...
The Explosion stamp is from Uniko; embossed, cut out, then coloured with copics (please don't look too closely. Copic colouring needs work...), then painted over with Wink of Stella. You'll see the 'holy moley shiny' in photo #2....
Just for the record, here's card #1, created when my husband was out riding his bike (before the snow came...again). Hmmmm, after a couple days' pondering, I rather like it after all!! Of course, I turned the sketch upside down...needed to keep my butterflies fluttering...
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