Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Make Today Awesome

It's time for another fabulous challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and our wonderful hostess this week is Shannon Jaramillo.



As soon as I saw the sketch, all I could think of was a shaker card so that's what I made.


The background is a white embossed panel that I watercolored over using Distress Inks.  The stamped sentiment is stamped onto the card base inside the shaker element.  The die-cut word is stuck on the card front and over the acetate.


I filled the inside with a mixture of blue, green and clear sequins and in hindsight, I wish I'd stuck with clear as the colored sequins make it a bit harder to read the sentiment.  But there was no way I was pulling it apart, so the colored sequins stay!

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to visit the rest of the design team and see how they've interpreted the sketch.  They'll impress you for sure!

Products used:

Stamps:  Garland Bold Prints (Hero Arts), Awesome (Neat & Tangled)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor, Black, Acetate
Dies:  Inside Out Stitched Circles, Blueprints 24 (MFT), Awesome (Neat & Tangled)
Accessories:  White EP, sequins

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

OH I LOve that 'awesome' die cut, Karren!!! and your water colored panel is fantastic! Okay, I'm inspired!!! thanks...
=]

Petra Swart said...

Your watercoloured bg is out of this world, Karren - WOW, wow, wow - love the fantastic colours!!! And how you've done the sentiment is just great!!!!! Love your very beautiful shaker!!!! I do agree on using clear sequins to make the sentiment stand out a bit more, but I would definitely not have taken this lovely card apart, either!!!! Very beautiful!!!!
Hugz

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Wow, Karren, I LOVE your background!! It looks amazing and really makes your shaker element and the fab sentiment really pop! I love how you've used my sketch!!

Linda Callahan said...

Fun shaker card! That background is fabulous.....beautifully done! Love the white streamers through the colors! They look like party lights!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is AMAZING! The background? Fantastic! The garland stamp? Perfect! The sequins? Colorful! And your die cut sentiment shows up just fine. I know Rita said she would babysit your stamping supplies but it's obvious this is a job for at least two people so I am now offering my services as well. See you soon! :)

Amy O said...

A great idea to make a shaker card with this sketch! And that background -- Awesome! You do amazing things with ink, Karren!.

Rosemary said...

fabulous card... love that watercolored panel... so gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

I just love your background panel - wonderful colors with that embossed garland - the sketch was perfect for a shaker design - this card is SO fun Karren! Julia xx

Migdalia said...

I absolutely love the gorgeous background!Wonderful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow! This card is amazing! I love that background! I need lessons on doing that!!! Love, love, love the shaker box! So beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome shaker card, Karren! I love your background...such fun and vibrant colors, and your die cut sentiment really pops! you did an amazing job with this sketch!

Karen D said...

Ohhhh! Such gorgeous colours. The background is an amazing backdrop to the shaker and wonderful sentiment arrangement. Perfect as always Karren. Have a great week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

I think I need a holiday with you so you can teach me to create a background like that - it's wonderful Karren! I think I need some distress inks now.....