Monday, January 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Shaker Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I recently made a shaker card for the first time, and immediately went to work on another one for my son's birthday next month. He's going to be 14, so I went with a more grungy look, with a space background on the shaker, using stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     Starting with white cardstock, I applied gesso onto my diamond stencil,and let it dry. Then I sprayed some aqua and my new silver sprays on top, since aqua is my son's favorite color. Using a permanent black ink, I then stamped different phrases with the Be Happiness  stamp, and his birthday using the Mini-Bet stamp, which I also used with teal ink to stamp 14 in random spots.

    The circles on the background were embossed with the Background Soup stamp. I also embossed the Lotsa Dotsa stamp, and added some buttons in the centers.

     To create the large diamond on the background, I masked some drywall tape with black ink, added some embossing powder, and machine stitched two rows of stitching in metallic silver and teal threads. Then I made the background of the diamond shaker with black cardstock misted with a few sprays to look like outer space. To make the stars I embossed the Speckle Background stamp with silver embossing powder, as well as the sentiment, which was done with the Savvy Sayings stamp. I cut the frame from silver cardstock, where I also did some embossing using the Background Soup stamp, adding some brads in the corners. Behind the frame I added a piece of clear packaging, and attached it to the double sided tape along the background, after filling it with some glitter. So fun!!!



Challenge #9 Ring out the old, bring in the new ~ I used my new Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Brushed Nickel and Black Orchid Silver) and embossing powders (Hyacinth Blue Jade and Queen Sheba's Silver) that I got for Christmas.

Letters and Numbers ~ Stamped various phrases all over the background, the sentiment, my son's birthday and the number 14.

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful shaker card with us at TioT's this time.

  2. You certainly created a great grungy background and I do like the way the shape of the shaker matches it. I think your Son will love this!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne DT xx

  3. Wow, Drea! What a fantastic shaker card you made for your son! The stitched diamond is amazing! Love how you incorporated those new Christmas sprays into your card. Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  4. Well this is just fantastic!! I love the unique designs, it's so abstract and totally grabs the eye! Great use of your new Lindy's sprays, the colours are wonderful!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. Ohhhh grungaliscious! I bet your son will absolutely be thrilled with this! Very genius idea to creat such an interesting center shape. Fantabulous sewing around the drywall tape. Your new sprays were used beautifully here! Makes me want to try a shaker card. :)

    Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  6. Amazing work! Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. This is a fantastic design, love all the different elements - thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx