Sunday, January 29, 2017

Three challenges for today's card...

Joanne's sketch at The Paper Players Challenge #329 was truly a challenge but a fun one. You don't even want to know how many hours I spent on this card and how many mistakes I made. Yesterday my first shaker card was easy and today it was like I had never made a card! Here's Joanne's sketch...
Here's my card (thank you LeAnne for showing me I could overlap my squares and, boy, did I overlap!)...

Inkspirational Challenge #127 is a polka dot challenge and Inspired By All The Little Things #41 has a photo/color challenge.

If you haven't checked out all these challenges, I encourage you to do that.

My card base is Real Red. The red glimmer hearts in the gold frame do not show up too well in this photo, but they do shake! I cut the squares from the January Paper Pumpkin kit card stock and the sentiment is stamped from the kit. I heat embossed it in gold. The gold foil frame is a tad too big, I think. It stuck before I realized it! I think I need to re-watch a video on shaker cards!! The Swiss polka dot strip is from the Fabulous Fancy Foil Acetate; of course, the glue shows through! Again, I don't think my 7 year-old pen pal in Maine will notice. She and her brother are the ones with Cystic Fibrosis. 

Thanks for looking!


  1. Great take on the inspiration photo!

  2. Love the play on the squares. Thank you for sharing at Inspired by All the Little Things!

  3. This is super fun, Karen! I love shakers but I DO think they can be challenging at times....and a challenge to photograph as well! I can IMAGINE how pretty they are shaking around on your card! So happy you shared this with us this week at the Paper Players! Love that you used that inspiration photo too...such a sweet country feel!

  4. Karen, this is a beautiful color combo and I love the heart embossed papers. Thank you for joining us at The Paper a players this week! Crystal

  5. Lovely take on this weeks inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

  6. Super to see how you were inspired! Thanks for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things:))

  7. This is an unusual design with pretty gold touches.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  8. Thank you all for your kind comments.


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