Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Flower Power Shaker Card

"Flower Power" is the optional theme for our sketch at the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #358. Using sketches is one of the best ways to find inspiration for a card. In this case I tilted the sketch. As a new DT member, I was eager to get started although the time frame was short.

I used the colors that are for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #283. I thought this was an appealing color combination.

Here is the original sketch:

Here is the orientation I used:

Here is the information for the color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare:

The sketch seemed ideal for a shaker card and I wanted to make a card for a friend who needed a little cheering up, so this is the result. Instructions for making shaker cards are all over the Internet so I am not leaving specific instructions. I finished the inside with a panel of white cardstock and a punched flower.

The lighting, along with the reflection from the acetate, has distorted the sequin colors. I only used two colors - yellow and gray - to match the cardstock and patterned paper.

Put your imagination to work and join in our challenges at TSOT every Tuesday. All materials and products are welcome. Please visit our color challenge as well at Color My Heart Color Dare every Friday. You may substitute any brand of ink for the required colors as long as they produce colors that are close in tone and hue. Participants may be eligible for a monthly prize. Both of these blogs offer new challenges weekly and each challenge provides about a two-week timeline to enter your project.

If you have any questions, just ask, and thank you for looking!

Stamp: Hero Arts "Friends"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: CTMH Eggplant & Pewter, SU! Whisper White
Paper: SU! window sheet; SU! patterned paper from stash
Dies: Gina K nesting circles - plain and scalloped; Lawn Fawn border die
Flower Punch: SU!
Other: foam tape, sequins (yellow & gray)


  1. Such a cute shaker card Melanie! Love the designer paper. Great colors too! :)

  2. What a great shaker card! I love that it is flowers, so cool.

  3. Interesting way to make this into a shaker card, especially with a flower design. Definitely would not have thought of that with the sketch that you were given. Very cute :)