Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Longing for summer...

Hi there & thanks for stopping by again!

I must admit the short winter days in Europe & the low temperatures are slowly getting to me, so I decided to bring the summer into my crafting room:

This was a special project not only to lift my own mood, but also as a birthday gift for my friend who loves to travel the world (particularly the sunny & relaxing places).

What's special about this card is the see-through shaker element on the front panel, where all adhesive is nicely hidden behind hand-cut frames & palm trees (as you may know I still don't have a die cutting machine so I make everything by hand, and I actually like the outcome a lot).
Adhering the thread for the hammocks was a little fiddly I admit, but the end result shows that it's worth the effort!

And by the way: the white sequins in the shaker part should imitate some white wash of the waves... in case you were wondering =D

I for my part want to go to my favorite Australian beach now... oh if it wasn't so far away!

Thanks for spending some time with me here & I hope you like what you see.
Until next time!

Supplies used:
Paper Smooches - Happy Place
Distress Inks (wild hones, tumbled glass, peacock feathers)
White & colored card stock
Natural twine
White & see through sequins

I participate in the following challenges with this card:
Virginia's Challenge #12: Shaker Cards
February's Theme: Shaker Cards
RIC #77: Jenny Packham
Cas-ual Fridays #136: Watercolor (Distress Inks)

SSS Wednesday Challenge: bright & beautiful
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


  1. Such a gorgeous creation, love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

  2. Oh to be on that hammock !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  3. Bright and beautiful, indeed! I love this card! So clever! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  4. Such a cool card! Thanks for playing along again!

  5. This is a super fun take on all of those challenges! I hope it did the trick to cheer you and your friend up during this long winter season! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge - we're so glad you did!

  6. So awesome! Love love the interactive feature in this card! Well done! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Shaker Cards” Challenge!

  7. Fabulous watercolored shaker card! Such a fun idea! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Such a fun and happy card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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