Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hugs!--Sparkle and Shine Challenge

June 3, 2015

Today was a gorgeous day and now we are having a huge thunderstorm.  So, I decided it was the perfect time to enter the Sparkle and Shine Challenge.  The Design Team blows me away each week with their fantastic works of art.  Make sure you browse all of their blogs!  You could win a $25 dollar gift card from Pretty Pink Posh if you are selected as the winner!  How fun is that!!!!

They inspiration photo allows for so much creativity.  I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch!

I was so excited when I saw this ombre cake! I was finally able to purchase the Hero Arts-Mint to Green Ombre Ink Pad.  They were out of stock everywhere for weeks!  It was so much to play with different backgrounds for my shaker. After deciding on which one I wanted to use, I got busy on my card.

The first thing I did to create my card was stamp the Stampin' Up! background stamp, "Something Lacy" with the ombre ink.  I used my stitched circle die to cut it out.  I then created the Coastal Cabana frame by stacking two dies side by side to run through my Big Shot.  I continued with the dies and cut fun foam and a window sheet.  

I cut a base card with Whisper White card stock (5 1/2 X 4 1/4).  I used rectangle stitched dies to cut the Coastal Cabana and Whisper White panels.  I ran the white one through my Big Shot and embossed it with at retired Stampin' Up! scalloped folder.  I loved the texture with the flowers. 

I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive to put the shaker together.  I added clear seed bead and Aquamarine and Sprakling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I stamped some ombre ink on a scrap of white card stock and cut the "Hugs" die from Winnie and Walter-The Big, The Bold and Friends Cutaways three times and stacked them up to add dimension.  A few more sparkling sequins were added around the sentiment!

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Until next time!


  1. Beautiful card, Claire! I love the flowers inside the circle! Thank you so much for playing with us at Sparkle & Shine!

  2. Very pretty card, Claire! I do love a good shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle & Shine!

  3. I love this shaker card! Beautiful!

  4. Oh! Such a pretty shaker card!!


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