Sunday, 29 April 2012

Less Is More - Shaker card

I have often looked at the Less Is More challenges, and very rarely I've joined in despite loving a lot of the challenges. When I saw this weeks challenge... to be honest, I didn't like it. I thought the sketch was dull and that no-one would be able to make a card that was anything more than 'nice' with it. Then I saw this card on Lynne's blog and was blown away by it. Something about her use of dimension in such a simple sketch struck a chord with me.

She inspired me to make this one...


This card is a shaker card - with gold glitter and gold stars which you can't see well in the picture, but which give a very satisfying 'shake' noise and look lovely and sparkly. The frame was inked with distress stains and the sentiment stamped using markers direct to stamp, but the stamp was lightly inked with black first so if you look closely, the sentiment has some outlining which helps with the overall theme I think!

I am entering into the Less Is More sketch challenge
Allsorts Challenge - Shaker card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

I would love to know what you think of it!

26 comments:

  1. Fab card. You have done a great job with the sketch

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  2. I made a shaker card too M but I haven't taken a pic of it yet!
    This is a great one!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Very fitting sort of treasure for a shaker card...brilliant idea :0) Perfect for the little guys.
    Jenny x

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  4. A fab idea for the LIM sketch & a great stamp.
    Sally M x

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  5. Love your idea to ink some black on your sentiment before stamping ... I'll have to remember that one! Definitely roughs it up a little. Great card, M!

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  6. a very original idea for this sketch! bravo!

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous. Very well designed! I wanted to have a go at making a shaker card for ages but never got there in the end. I might do one now! judit x

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  8. Love the use of the gold glitter. A super card. xx

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  9. What a brilliant idea for a shaker card....thank you for joining in our challenge over at St LUkes...hope to see you next month....

    Anne

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  10. ooh thank you for the shout out M :) Your take on the sketch is fabulous and it`s also perfect for St Lukes with all the shakey glitter. Brilliant!
    Thanks for joining us at St Lukes this month.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. Fab take on the sketch loving the shaker card not tried one of these really fun idea.. you've got some great creations on your blog.
    Debbie
    x

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  12. Great card love the cas style and the shaker element is fab!!!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

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  13. Brilliant card M and love the effect of the distress inks. Will be entering my card tomorrow into the Less is More Challenge.

    Have a great night xx

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  14. Fantastic. I love the treasure sentiment and the shaker is a brill idea. x

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  15. Wow, this is such a fab shaker card, love the CAS style which draws the eye to the great framed image in the centre - perfect!
    Thanks for entering my Shaker card Challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  16. What a brilliant take on both challenges - our Lynne is quite inspirational isn't she ;-)
    Thanks so much for joinig us at St Luke's - hope you'll come and play in our one layer challenge this month too.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious) x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder.

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  17. What an eyecatching card, it may be a less is more challenge but what there is is excellent, great idea to use the gold as the shaker element. Would make fabulous invitations for a Pirate party I think. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

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  18. What a great take on this challenge - brilliant.

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  19. It's absolutely stunning M and perfectly made! I'm so glad you changed your mind about the sketch!

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  20. what a lovely shaker card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  21. ..shaker card.. brilliant idea! Love it!

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  22. Hi M

    What a fantastic shaker card.

    Love the frame and background image.

    Love Jules xx

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  23. Brilliant card! Love the shaker element. x

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  24. Wonderful! My nephews would love it, they are going through a piratey stage! Aargh!

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  25. Great Pirate card, thanks for your comment on mine. BJ

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