Apr 15, 2015
Blog Design Team: Mr. & Mrs. Shaker
Happy Tax Day! (Okay, it may not be the happiest of days, but it gives us a good excuse to take a break from crunching numbers to feature a beautiful card from our talented Blog Team!) Today the very talented Lea Lawson is sharing something so gorgeous that it will be sure to lift you from your tax time doldrums…
Plus, to help you create your own beautiful project, we’re giving away some of the products Lea used to create this wonderful card. Read on for details…
First, here’s Lea to tell us about her project…
Wedding season is almost upon us, and Taylored Expressions has recently
released some items perfect for creating engagement and wedding themed
cards! Today I’ve created a shaker card using some of these new
You might be thinking that a shaker card doesn’t
exactly scream weddings. I’ve created it to show you that with elegant
colors and proper dies and stamps, it is actually quite appropriate. And how much fun will the bride and groom have shaking the sequins
around when they open the card after their wedding day?
start, I created an A2 card from a sheet of the gold shimmer cardstock
from the “Metallics” cardstock set. Then I die-cut the Bistro Lights Cutting Plate from a block of the white shimmer cardstock from the same
cardstock set. I adhered a transparent block to the back of the Bistro
Lights cut, then added 1/16″ foam tape along each edge.
dumped a nice quantity of the “Wedding” Sequins to the middle of the
cardbase, then adhered the Bistro Lights cut to the top of it. After
making sure all sides are secure, shake the sequins loose!
the sentiment, I first stamped the ampersand in Versamark ink to a strip
of vellum, covered it in gold embossing powder and heat set it. I
then stamped the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” to each side, covered them in white embossing
powder, and finished heat setting them. I adhered the vellum
sentiment strip directly to the card front.
To finish the front,
I embellished some of the light strands with brown jewel accents. I
then stamped and heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment to the
inside of the card. There are some really beautiful sentiments included
in the In & Out – Wedding stamp set that can be customized for
engagements, weddings, anniversaries and more!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today, that you will try creating a shaker card for your next wedding!
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card with us today, Lea! You can catch more of Lea’s design work on her blog, Lea Lawson Creates.
Would you like to create your own shaker card using our Bistro Lights Cutting Plate? You’re in luck because we’re giving it and our Wedding Sequins away to one lucky winner!
How to Enter: Leave a comment below telling us about your happiest wedding memory (your own or someone else’s) by Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.
We’ll choose one lucky winner at random to win a Bistro Lights Cutting Plate and Wedding Sequins! We’ll announce the winner here on the TE Blog next week. Good