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Good morning, Jessica here with a subtle shaker card featuring Pyrotechnics! ¬†I didn’t originally intend for my shaker card to be quite so non-shakery…but apparently my vellum is thicker than I realized! ūüėČ

Here’s my card:

I wanted to create a scene with fireworks over a skyline and I thought it’d be fun to play up all the colors that you see in the sky around the fireworks. ¬†Of course the fireworks can be bright and colorful but many times it seems like the surrounding sky lights up in beautiful pastel shades and that’s what I wanted to capture!

To create this card I took a piece of vellum and stamped the fireworks from Pyrotechnics before heat-embossing them with silver pearl embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment fro Pyrotechnics and heat-embossed it with silver powder.  Finally I stamped the skyline in versafine onyx black and heat-embossed it in clear powder.  Then I turned over the vellum and blended alcohol inks onto the vellum.  To create the water I used a downward motion to keep the ink in vertical lines.  Then I blended three inks over the fireworks.  I let each color dry for a few seconds before layering another color.

Then I decided to make the card into a shaker…still not quite sure why…but oh well, I like the way it turned out! ūüėČ ¬†I decided that I didn’t really want to add a frame to the card to hide the adhesive but I also definitely didn’t want foam mounting tape or fun foam visible beneath the vellum. ¬†So it was time to experiment! ¬†I took a scrap piece of vellum and tried various adhesives and all of them were way too visible beneath the vellum until I tried Be Creative double-sided tape! ¬†It’s really thin (which means you can’t have a super thick shaker) but it’s easily cut into thin strips and it’s barely visible which¬†makes my shaker look really clean! ¬†I’ll definitely be trying this again soon!!

Anyway, I put a very thin layer of double-sided tape all around the edge of my shaker and then added a sprinkling of Silver Round Confetti. ¬†Finally I carefully placed the vellum panel over the shaker and pressed firmly to seal the edges. ¬†I mounted that to a white card base and that’s my card! ¬†Now, again, the tape is very thin so my shaker doesn’t really shake but I’m going to experiment with putting down more than one layer of tape to see if that¬†makes it a little thicker! ¬†But isn’t that a fun effect? ¬†I love how it looks seamless!!

Anyway thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my card!  Have a fabulous week and see you next Monday!


Weekend Blog Take-Over With Taheerah Atchia – Day 2!

Hi everyone, and happy Sunday! It’s Taheerah again and I’m back with Day 2 of my weekend take-over of The Ton’s blog! If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post then please do check it out!

The Ton Blog Take-Over - Taheerah Atchia

Today I’ve another couple of fun projects for you featuring several of the amazing stamp sets in The Ton’s line-up!

First up, an outside-the-box use of Pyrotechnics:

Happy Card

Fun, right?!

Happy Card - Detail

I used the largest dot image to create a fun background! And to add some interest, I created an irregular ‘polka dot’ pattern using the reverse of one of the tiny flower images in the Mini Wild Florals set! I love doing fun techniques with the backs of stamps!


My next project showcases all those amazing frames from the Vintage Frames set:

Shine Frames Card

I really love how this one turned out! I heat embossed several of the frames with gold embossing powder for an opulent feel!

Shine Frames Card - Detail

You might be able to tell that I love the colour combo of gold, pink and mint/green! I added some of the florals from Mini Wild Florals then watercoloured over some of the other frames. A partially inked sentiment from the Round Diamonds set completes the look!

I’ve absolutely loved being a Guest Designer for The Ton this weekend, and I hope you’ve felt the same! I want to thank Effie so much for having me! If you want to see more of my work please check out my blog, and please also leave a comment on this post! Thanks so much for stopping by!