Friday, March 4, 2016

Shaker Card - Kennedy Grace Creations

I am so pleased to have been asked to join the Kennedy Grace Creations design team and I do have to say, the sequin mixes Michelle has created are such gorgeous, lush, and pretty combinations.  As soon as I saw the package, I knew it was calling for a shaker card.  What I really like about these mixes is that they are so fine and you are able to use a single layer of foam backing as a spacer so you reduce the bulkiness of most shaker cards.
For today's card, I chose to use the Iced Berries mix which is so pretty - little hearts, clear and turquouise seed beads and four different colours and two sizes of sequins.  You can't really see them in the photo but I did glue some of the seed beads to the flower sprays.  To see all these gorgeous mixes, head on over to the Kennedy Grace Creations shop.
The card was quick and easy to make.  This is a smaller than average shaker area but I thought the blue mix would be great for the water colour.  The flower vase is a freebie digital image from Tiddlyinks and the sentiment was added with the LD Shelly Print font.   Once I had these printed, it was an easy task to cut out the vase, layer the acetate and foam, add the sequins and glue the backing down.
The colouring was done with Copics and took a whopping 5 minutes and after adding some stickles, the CAS card is complete.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

Challenges:
Darnell's NBUS (Never before used schtuff)- mine is the sequins and image 

20 comments:

coops said...

Simply gorgeous Marilyn.Beautiful image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Nancy said...

Okay...that's just plain fabulous! I love the way you put this together. It looks kind of magical! :o)

Janice said...

What a sweet card - so pretty! Jx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn, I love the image and the way you've added the shaker element.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely card Marilyn, what a fab shaker and the colour is gorgeous xx

Renee M said...

Mar this is so delightful! So differentiator what you usually do and it's wonderful! Fantastic job!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Marilyn..a perfect CAS card as well as a shaker...gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandy said...

This looks different for you Marilyn and I love it - do it again and again - PLEASE!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

I forgot to say congratulations oh talented one -- you know how much I love you and your gorgeous art work. They are lucky to have you!!
sandy xx

Sue said...

Hi Marilyn, this is a beautiful card. It is so stylish and beautifully simple (in a good way)! - I loe this.
Sue...xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Well done on your new DT position Loving this very pretty card its fabulous love and hugs Carole x

Maxine D said...

Congratulations on your new DT position - I LOVE this CAS card - elegant and so impressively eye catching
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy P. said...

So cute, Marilyn! love the shaker vase. The sequin mix is perfect for the water - and ever, so clever! You must have mad craft-knife skills to cut out the vase! What a quick, easy card idea. I may have to CASE it!! Congrats on your DT position, Friend!

Aileen Ryan said...

Too cute, love this shaker card and the colours you used. Beautiful

Christine L said...

I love this one Marilyn.... and I love it easy more because it's easy to do!! The shaker bit in the vase is such a clever idea.. go you!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sybrina K said...

What a pretty card! Love your design, the shaker element, and the colors. :)

Kat W said...

You say it was quick and easy to make but the finished design is simply stunning! A fabulous CAS design and oh so clever to pop those pretty sequins in the vase shape...love it :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Sandy said...

I want to know how you did this - PLEASE tell me!!!!!
sandy xx

Mynn Kitchen said...

Totally awesome, Marilyn! I LOVE the fun use of sequins as the "water" in your vase! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Marilyn, this is the most sensational CASlicious shaker card I've ever seen! I love everything about it! In fact, sigh, I've just place a rather large (slap!) order for sequins thanks to you! Congratulations on the Design Team appointment! I hope you also get a commission, lol! Thank you for this wonderful inspiration and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6 three times!! I love your other two cards, too!! Hugs, Darnell