Tuesday 19 July 2016

Just Add Ink 320

I really liked the sketch at Just Add Ink as soon as I saw it last week but I kept delaying starting because I had it in my mind to make a shaker card .... and confession time - I've never made one before.

So I've dillied and dallied my way to almost the last day of the challenge but have come up with this.

I cut the DSP so that the pattern of stripes was as symmetrical as possible.  The little scallop shells are clear embossed over Mint Macaron and Mint Macaron ink, with little touches of gold to tie it in with the anchor. 

Because the sentiment is quite small, the lower portion of the card looked too empty, so I added the anchor from the set. I stamped and fussy cut it, then worked a bit of magic on it to make it look more like it was made from aged metal.

I'm quite glad that I waited until the new foam strips became available before tackling a shaker card. The foam strip made making the well for the sequins much easier than I'd anticipated and in the end, it wasn't such a scary proposition after all!

Card: Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron scraps, DSP from By The Shore, Window sheet
Stamps: Seaside Shore, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, gold, versamark
Other: Clear embossing powder, sequins from the sewing box, Night of Navy solid baker's twine, sponges, foam strips, circle framelits


  1. Congratulations on completing your first shaker card Jan! They are such fun and I'm so glad you found it less scary than you had first thought :-) I love your underwater theme here too - and the detail in your aged anchor is fabulous too! Thanks for joining with us again at Just Add Ink :-)

  2. This is an awesome first shaker card Jan! I love the fishy scene you stamped for the inside and the sequins are just like bubbles. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Great use of stamps and papers, Jan; I always love what you make! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  4. Jan your very first shaker card is AWESOME! Well done. I bet you make lots more now - not so hard are they? I love the little underwater scene you've created. Gorgeous and so glad you shared it with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  5. Loving your shaker card, Jan! What a gorgeous little water scene. What a fabulous take on this weeks sketch! Thanks for playing along and I hope we see you next week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  6. I love how your fish are in the shaker. Great idea, Jan. That dsp is one of my surprise faves. I'm sure this won't be your last shaker too - they're addictive once you get started & the foam strips are the best! Glad you could play along again at JAI.
    Di :)

  7. Cute - wonderful idea for a shaker card, great theme. Love your anchor embellishment. Chantell JAI