Friday, October 3, 2014

Steamy Shaker Card

What inspired this card?  Well that's a long story........but the short answer is research!  That's what I tell my husband I'm doing when I hide away in my craft room and watch videos of various project tutorials!  

I was watching this video by Vicky at Clips n Cuts and loved the idea of a shaker cup card!  Then I remembered this video by Gabrielle at Such a Pretty Mess and wanted to do the tag idea.  Then I saw the sketch at Atlantic Hearts and the idea is born!  Now I have to make a small confession.  I am a bit dyslexic.  I looked at this picture several times and walked back to the table where I work and reversed the small rectangles with the long ones.  I mean to tell you within a matter of seconds my brain can reverse things.  Now, here's the fun part.  I actually went back and looked at it several times to be sure I was doing it like the sketch image!  Oh well, I am who I am!   

I started with papers from CTMH Yuletide Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go.  I love to purchase those.  Like I said before, I never make what is there, but I use everything in the package!  It's a great bargain for me.

The Ruby CS was run through the embosser and lightly sanded.  

The tag was cut from Joys of the Season.  It was stamped with miscellaneous stamps from CTMH Love Life, Universal Backgrounds, and Curlicue Frames.  I "sliced" a heart from a square shape in Cricut Explore to back the tag.  I glued the acetate behind that and adhered 3-D foam tape around the heart cut.  The shaker ingredients are cut gold sequins from the WOTG and gold glitter.  

Cartridges include:  

Artiste -- doily
Art Philosophy -- flower
Gypsy Font -- bird
Storybook -- flourish

The vine cut was laying on my desk from another project and I can't remember where it originated!

Embellishments include:
Mocha gems (of course -- my fav!!!)
Scrap of fabric
Twine scrap

CTMH Inks include:
Ruby, Slate, Chocolate, Barn Red, New England Ivy, Topiary

Gold ink
Homemade glimmer mist on flower

My card base is Kraft CS.

I love research!  I could spend hours watching tutorials and looking at pictures!  They are so inspiring to me.........much like these sites where my card is going!

Sentimental Sudays - use Kraft cardstock
Atlantic Hearts - sketch
Heart 2 Heart - use your fav embellishment (Mocha gems!!)

All CTMH is from Katiescorner.


  1. Gorgeous! Love all the detail! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  2. Very pretty! Love this style... and all the little touches... makes such a big impact... beautiful...

  3. Beautiful - love that tag! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  4. This is a great card, I really love everything about it. Thanks for joining us over at AHSC!

    AHSC DT member
    H2H DT member

  5. I am loving all the detail with this card. The embossing, the bling, the twine. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at AHSC.

  6. Great card, all the little things make it a beautiful impactful card! Thanks for joining us over at AHSC!

    AHSC DT member

  7. your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

  8. Your research is paying off! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  9. Great card, Katrina! I love those gold sequins, I just ordered some! Thanks for linking up with us at H2H!

  10. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your techniques and ideas.

  11. Your card is so pretty! I love that you do "research"; I will have to remember that one. Thanks for sharing your cup of tea and card with us @ H2H!