Timeless Tuesday #252: Shake It Up!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Can you believe the last day of 2013 is here already! Whether you are planning a big blow-out party or a quiet night in to celebrate the New Year, I hope that when the ball/apple/peach/pinecone/whatever drops, and fireworks are lighting up the sky, it's the beginning of your Best Year Ever! And, what better way to start the New Year than with a FUN Timeless Tuesday Challenge! ;)

This week's challenge is hosted by Guest Designer, Jessi Fogan, and her challenge is perfect for bringing in the New Year!

Now, if you're like me, and have never have made a shaker card before, here is a SCS tutorial that might help you. The layout of my card is the MojoMonday #326 Sketch.
For the New Year, I just had to ink up the champagne glass in the Lots of Thoughts stamp set for this challenge. It is colored with Copic markers, and the bubbles have Crystal Stickles on them. I used shiny metallic beads, that reminded me of bubbles, inside the shaker. 

The polka dot bg was made using Dylusions Ink Sprays, acrylic paint, Memento ink, and Flourishes So Distressed stamp set. After spraying several colors of ink spray onto a piece of Flourishes Classic White cs, and drying it with my heat gun, I stamped the distressed polka dots all over with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, dried that, then stamped on top of those dots again, using white acrylic paint. (If you do that be sure to wash the paint off the stamp as soon as you are finished!) The harlequin patterned strip was from a Graphics 45 paper pad, but I spritzed it with dark brown ink spray to give it an aged look. The "Cheers" sentiment is from the Lots of Thoughts stamp set, also. I cut the flag with a Verve Flag It die, sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink over it, stamped the sentiment, edged it with a silver leafing pen, added a couple of dots of silver Stickles, then popped it up over the edge of the shaker area.

The "Happy New Year" sentiment is from Flourishes Inside & Out Happy stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and stamped the champagne glass in Memento Pear Tart Ink, stamping off once first, to lighten it up a bit.

Okay, now it your turn to get "Shakin'!" You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team, as well as our Guest Designer, Jessi Fogan, for plenty of inspiration. They love hearing from you, too!


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Katie Sims said...

Oh my gosh...this is adorable, Cheryl! Love your shaped card, beautiful papers, sparkly details, and HELLO...silver leafed banner! You know you are speaking my language, right? Just as I thought...you DO always rock! :) Another beauty, GF!

TLady said...

VERY NICE CHERYL LEA!!! :) This card has a VINTAGE FEEL to it!! MAYBE, it's the colors & the collage look of this! IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!!:) Shaker cards are ALWAYS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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Leslie Miller said...

Shaker cards are fun and this is super cute in a grown up kind of way. Love how you created your sparkling champagne bubbles shaker. Very creative thinking! I've been cleaning my craft room and came across my collection of beads which I had mainly for shaker cards. Now I have the urge to make a shaker card!

Unknown said...

What a fantastic celebration card! Love your choice of images! And the shiny metallic beads were a perfect choice, soooo bubbly! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Cheryl, this is amazing! LOVE the metallic beads (so perfect for champagne bubbles!) and how CUTE is that little strawberry on the edge of the flute? Love it! I can't believe this is your first shaker card, you ROCKED it :)

D- said...

Wonderfully done.
I haven't made one before either.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Crafty hugs,

Michelle said...

What a fun and festive shaker! Beautifully done! Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Chana Malkah said...

Delightful shaker card, just perfect for the New Year! Great job, as always! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Maria said...

Oh, what a sweet FUN shaker card, Cheryl! Lots of detail and love all those little beads! Happy New Year to you and family, hugs!

Allison Cope said...

This is stunning Cheryl! I love the idea of a New Year's shaker too - super festive! Awesome shaker card creation!

Greta said...

Terrific card! Love the use of the beads for your shaker--perfect for New Year's!

Carol Ric said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave create. I hope to see you again in the next challenge.

Melissa Craig said...

Hi Cheryl! Oh my goodness, I haven't talked to you in a long time, I had no idea you were designing again. And for Flourishes!! Wow! Big time. That's a far card from a little challenge blog.

Beautiful card, but your work never disappoints. You are amazing!

KimCreate said...

Love your take on the shaker card! Thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me your story about showing your daughter my sledd

Deborah Anton said...

LOVE this Cheryl! The vintage feel and the gold beads. Lovely! And luckily, no pine cone fell on New Year's Eve... :)

Diane said...

Happy New Year Cheryl, what a fun card to start the year. Looking forward to all your creations.

Hugs diane