Friday, April 04, 2014

Birthday Shaker Card

Hi there!
You'd never know it from the lack of posts but I have been making cards.
Lots of cards.
I just have not had the time to post them. I'm grabbing a few minutes right now to show you one.
We're going out shortly to celebrate a birthday - my daughter's 23rd birthday in fact. It is extremely hard to believe she's 23. It is cliche, yet so true, that the years have flown by.
Anyway, this is a card for her. She's not a girly girl. No pink for her - although on occasion she likes something a little sparkly.
I had gotten the Text Block: Birthday die from Papertrey Ink and I decided a shaker card would be a fun choice. I rifled through my stash and found I still had some beads. I had a packet of these yellow ones - sort of a combo - seed beads, bugle beads - all kinds of sparkly pretty yellow beads. And while I was at it I threw in some sugar beads (if you're not familiar - they're really not beads per se - they're clear little balls- super fine).
After I'd assembled the shaker I realized it was probably a little too full. I had a tough time getting it sealed shut. Those little sugar beads wanted out and got stuck on some of my foam tape. So I sealed the problem areas with a little Glossy Accents and was good to go.
Alright - that's all for today. I'm hoping to post some more cards soon. Have a good one!

1 comment:

Marybeth said...

Oh Tracy I love this! Your stamped balloon background is beautiful! I bet your daughter loved this with those beads.
Hope she had a wonderful day. My son and youngest turned 25.... When did my sweet boy grow up and become a wonderful man! You know the feeling I am sure.