Thursday, January 21, 2021

Seize the Birthday #206 - Guest Designer


Today marks my final guest design post over at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.  I've had a wonderful time these past few months and am extremely appreciative of the opportunity.

A new challenge just went live and if you're a Toppings kind of person, this is a fun one.  

Challenges are such a great way to create outside our comfort zone as well as a wonderful motivator to use product we have but rarely use.  Today's challenge falls in the latter for me.  Seldom do I use transparencies or vellum on any of my cards so I took the opportunity to make an over the top shaker card.  (Go big or go home!)

I began by first ink blending an A2 panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide in the color Picked Raspberry.  I then splattered it with some Perfect Pearls to create a shimmery bit of texture.  Once dry I used a twelve circle background die to cut the open circles from the inked panel.  I adhered a piece of computer transparency behind the panel (making sure to go around each circle fully with liquid adhesive) which serves as a clear backing to each of the holes.

My next step was to cut three additional circle panels from heavy white cardstock, stacking and adhering them together.  Using this stack as a guide I grabbed another white A2 sized panel and stamped the fun circles into the approximate center of each cut out using different patterns and colors of Distress Oxide inks.  I then adhered my white stacked panel over top of the stamped circles.  At this point I basically had twelve wells in which I could add some shaker bits.  I decided to use a chunky white glitter in each well.  Once I had the twelve wells filled I adhered the pink panel/transparency piece over top using liquid glue.  The entire shaker front was then adhered to a heavy white cardbase.

I then stamped and die cut the Happy sentiment in pinks/reds and covered the sentiment with a layer of Glossy Accents.  I chose Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers for the background of my heat embossed sub-sentiment and adheredboth to the front of the card using liquid glue.  

This is most definitely a girly/girl card.  I have a girlfriend down the street whose birthday is today and she just happens to have a seven year old girl who I know will really appreciate my choice for her mama this year.  *wink*

Lil Inker - Perfect Palette die
Lil Inker - Spiffy Spots stamp set
The Greetery - Written in Ribbons stamp/die set
Ranger - Distress Glitter
Distress Oxide inks
Perfect Pearls - Pearl color
I want to thank Nancy and her team for sharing my cards on their blog these past few months.  It's been an honor!  I hope you'll check out their designers for inspiration and join in on the action.

It's a New Year!  Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. You're leaving already? Seems like you just got to the party. ;) What a way to make your exit, with this fun, multi-shaker card! Impressive, too, that you inked the entire front panel (I'm guessing for the splatter effect.) Is that purple ink in a couple of those circles? :D

  2. Well, you certainly went big! Shaker cards scare the bejebers out of me and this one has so many windows. I can't believe that you did this amazing card project. Good for you.

  3. Fun final card as our Guestie --thanks for joining us these last 2 months

  4. What a fun shaker card. Love the different colors and images in each circle. We have enjoyed having you as our Special Party Guest the last 2 months. Hope to see you in our gallery.

  5. You have been a delightful guest Julie and your cards have been all so inspiring. I am so impressed with this multi window shaker card. This is nothing I would even dream of tackling. There is something about shaker cards that stress me out. LOL Take care and stay safe!

  6. Such a fun giant shaker card! I'm sure your friend and her daughter would have loved it! Thankyou for being our guest and adding lots of inspiration to the gallery, Cathy x

  7. Wow! This is so amazing and creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Your shaker card is fantastic! I love how there's so much to see in your card! Thanks for being such an awesome Party Guest for us!

  9. You nailed this shaker card! Wow! I absolutely love it. The clever pattern and bold colour - just amazing. I have loved all of your creations and am so happy you were able to join us at Seize the Birthday.