There is always a first in life and this one is a first in my card making life. I had a special order to produce a big congrats card for a wedding. The newlyweds are not in their young age so it was important to have a card which was modern yet nice for them to have.
I wanted to have a romantic card with a modern touch. What can be more modern than a shaker card? Well a shaker card was also a first. This is why I like the motto: “A life without challenge and risk is not worth living”.
I used standard cardstock which I cut according to the request in order to produce a big card.
Then, I used distress ink on the first page of the blank card and a stencil to produce the heart which you in the background. The aim was to obtain a gradient inthe fuschia/purple tones.
The most difficult was to chose a paper which could fit with the colours and the theme. This paper, with the vintage wood effect and flowers would be my choice. I traced the heart shape on it and cut it with a cuter.
I then stamped “ Congrats ” using letters stamps.
In order to achieve a similar heart-shape to do the shaker part of the card, I used the stencil, marked lightly the edges and cut with a cutter. Finally, I used the foam tape and acetate paper.
For the sequins, I wanted something that would stand out from the rest. My choice went for cream coloured sequins; they are different enough from the stenciled background and matching with the paper used for the card.
Sequins mix “Crème Caramel”, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards
Letters stamp set “Betty” by StudioL2E
Distress inks Tim Holtz: Pickled Raspberry, Seedless preserve, Victorian Velvet
Ink stone grey SSS