My recent posts all seems to have the same theme...so little time and no time to do it! I have a niece and two sister-in-laws whose birthdays are on October 8 and October 9! With "no time to do it" in mind, I went to my card stash to see what I might use.
I love to go to cardmaking events sponsored by other card-makers and just make cards from the designs they present; meanwhile, I can socialize with other cardmaking friends who also attend! There are many times that I learn new techniques or get to use a technique that I know about, but am not all that familiar with, either because I have not used it at all or not enough to feel really comfortable with it. Many times, I may find myself starting the card but bringing parts home to finish, because some creative idea popped in my head that I MUST incorporate into finish the card. Sometimes, it is just a matter of adding more color layers to bring out the features of the card and making the card bigger in the process. BUT, sometimes, I just love the design exactly the way it is, and then I just created it as is. On all of these cards, I always finish the inside later with my own design and verse to compliment the card front. These are the cards that reside in my stash waiting to be used when I need a card in a quick pinch.
With all that said, my first card is for my niece Shauna whose special day is another October 8th birthday, and for her, I chose a card that I started at an event hosted by the dynamic stamping duo: Dara Peterson and Luci Kirschbaum. I believe this design was originated by Dara. I love, love this birthday shaker card, and I completed it according to Dara's original design without modifications, except I added another color layer in the form of a new black cardbase. The colors are all so rich and the little punched balloon, cupcake, and candle shakers are such a clever idea. Thanks Dara for such a cute card design. . .it is perfect for my niece. Take a look below at the finished card inside and out. . .I'm pretty sure Shauna will be delighted.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up products: Cardstock--Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo. Pattern--It's My Party dsp Stack (2016 Occasions). Stamps--Party Wishes (2016 Occ.). Ink: Archival Basic Black. Window Sheets (clear acrylic). Rhinestones. Baker's Twine/ Pool Party (retired). Papertrey Ink stamps: Big Birthday Wishes (verse inside). EK punch: Scalloped Corners-Medium. Size: 4-1/2" x 5-5/8". (Note: On front-patterned panel popped up),