I've had a workmate's birthday on my calendar, but had not realized that she was leaving on vacation before her birthday. It's a fairly small office so I knew that she knew that I always made cards - and I couldn't just miss her birthday. AAA Cards Challenge
to the rescue!!
I had seen their sketch and instantly envisioned a big beautiful balloon. My friend at work is totally into purple. So clearly a big purple sparkly balloon was just the ticket!!
It's simple - or as simple as a shaker can be. Although having said that - I love doing flat shakers like this where the entire top panel is lifted. I still tape around the inside of the balloon to hold the sequins in - but it doesn't have to be small and precise like if I were just lifting the balloon frame.
I found a couple of different purple sequins in my stash then added some silver stars. I wanted interest in the shaker so embossed the background with a confetti folder.
Here's the sketch that helped me through my panic.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Sketched Shapes (the sentiment)
Dies: Impress Balloon die, Taylored Expressions Balloon Strings
Embossing Folder: Taylored Expression Confetti
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp Orchid, Cartwright (the dark purple - I didn't write down any other details), Pretty Pink Posh Silver Stars
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Looks like the perfect card for your purple loving friend's birthday! Very cute Kim!ReplyDelete
Oh this is so fabulous! Love the simplicity of your purple shaker card, a perfect use of our sketch. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete
I'm crushing over your purple balloon shaker, filled with pretty elements and even polka dots! Clean, fresh, fabulous!ReplyDelete
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