Sunday, November 6, 2016

Winter Blue Jay Shaker Card

This is my post on the 
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today

Hello, Diane with you today with a fun and very easy
shaker card and few tips to make it easy for you!

Winter Blue Jay

I first colored the Winter Blue Jay image with Copics.
It was then fussy cut out (very easy)
I cut a 5" square card base, then with removable tape,
I placed a Spellbinders Circle die on the card base and
the image so as I could see where I wanted to cut my opening.

Winter Blue Jay A

I used a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder
for the outside for a bit of texture.
Once cut, I adhered a piece of Heartfelt clear card stock
then cut strips of foam to place around the circle.
(A tip is to peel off the protective coating on both sides,
which makes the tape much easier to maneuver.

Winter Blue Jay B

Once you have tape all around your cutout,
(Make sure there are no openings in the circle)
add whatever you want for the shaker part.
I added little gold seed beads for this card.
Cut a piece of backing to cover up your opening and adhere.
I used a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder on my back covering
before I adhered it

Winter Blue Jay C

A bit of Parisian Mist glitter was added to the leaves.

Winter Blue Jay D

Using Denim Velvet glitter, I added a bit to the bird feathers.

Winter Blue Jay F

I finished by adding 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to the outer edges
and then used my 'finger' tool to add the Aztec Gold glitter.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, then embossed with
Gold Detail Fine glitter.
Once again, here is the finished shaker card.

Winter Blue Jay

Thank you for visiting with me today!

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Ros Crawford said...

What a fine bird he is! Lovely shaker Diane ... Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Diane!! The bird looks amazing!! I love how you colored and sparkled him!! The shaker is fabulous!! The sparkly border is a beautiful touch!! Gorgeous card my friend!! I hope your grandson is improving daily. Keeping him in my prayers. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Pretty, pretty! I love anything with birds. We certainly have lots of big jays here. I'm always smitten with the glitter colors you use. The blue is really pretty and the gold is VERY gold!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful shaker card Diane! Love the gold and blue together. Great texture from the embossed backgrounds.

Cindy said...

Fabulous shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

crafty said...

I love all the embossing that you have combined with this shaker card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner this week.

Veerle said...

Fabulous card. Love shaker cards. Thank you so much for entering our challenge.
Greetings, Veerle DT-Creative Corner