Friday, November 1, 2019


The next challenge I did was to make a shaker card, but to frame it with stamping, I don't think I have ever done that before and I almost forgot that point when I was making it, I had a nice paper picked out for the background and then remembered I was suppose to do some stamping around it, so I went back to my papers and found one that had a small amount of pattern at the top and some faint lines, I didn't want it to be a white background, all the rest is my stamping.

I first started out with my stamped image, I think it is suppose to be a spring image but I made it a little more fall like. After coloring it with my markers I went to my set of shaped foam pieces I bought a few years back to make shakers and found one that was about the size of my image and then found a circle die that was about that same size and to make my shaker frame I used another circle scallop with it to make the frame.  I laid that down on my paper and lightly traced the die so I knew where to stamp around. Those are the very first stamps I ever bought.

I used my distress inks as watercolor to color in the image.

Art Impressions - Memories window stamp, colored w/distress inks
Queen & co. - Pop ups for shaker
Spellbinder - circle and big scalloped circle dies for frame 
Stampin up - Leaves 1997 stamp set
Sentiment - unknown
Shaker goodies 

Hard to see the shaker items so I took a side view picture.

This shaker card went the best I have ever done so I am hopeful that they are getting easier to do the more I do them.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This turned out great! I really like the scene, but also the stamping on the card panel. It does look fall like!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh how pretty! I love the way you framed it with stamps!

Connie said...

This card is so charming . . . of course I do love little cottages :)
You ask about my browning recipe. I just used a Duncan Hines mix but because of using the iron skillet I baked it on 325 and for about 10 to 15 minutes longer than it called for. I kept checking it, because I had never used an iron skillet for it before. They did turn out very moist and yummy. I also bake pies in my iron skillet . . . just because I think it gives them a real old fashioned homey look :)

aussie aNNie said...

Great shaker Connie, love your very first stamp. These cards always are gorgeous and your colours too are great.x

Birgit said...

Oh how pretty! What gorgeous stamping and coloring and then to have those flowers as shakers.... sweet as ever!!

Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL, shaker flowers, i am stuck on snow but this is such a wonderful idea. you really did a fabulous job, lots of work but i can see all of your pretty stamping!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful image. I {heart} shaker cards, they're so fun to make! I also love your sweet flower sequins, perfect for this beauty!

Leslie Miller said...

Those are the very first stamps you ever bought? And just as pretty today as ever! This is a really super beautiful card, Connie!

Louca por porcelana said...

It is pretty and creative.Hugs!

Janice said...

Gorgeous shaker card, such pretty colours.

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely card.

All the best Jan