Sunday, February 15, 2015

Baltimore Love

When in doubt, I often make a shaker card. It adds just the right touch of interactivity and is an easy technique. I use plastic packaging for the clear cover and two layers of foam tape to pop it up. I know folks who use chipboard or foam sheets instead, but I like the precision that foam tape gives me.

This card was partly inspired by the current UnstampaBelles challenge: National Symbols with option of your flag colors. Although I think this woven adhesive sticker came from Florida originally, the pink flamingo is a favorite cultural icon in parts of Baltimore City (you may be familiar with Pink Flamingos by John Waters), so I incorporated a rowhouse design to make this B-more Valentine:

Sorry about the was the best I could get on a cold gray Baltimore day! I used an MFT stencil & red brick distress ink to create the brick pattern on the red paper. The window is cut with a Memory Box die. The fence is an IO die cut from a scrap of woodgrain-patterned paper. The grass is that plastic grass you get with sushi!

This card would also be appropriate for the "Love" Challenge at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT). Check out my challenge list below, and join the fun!

Shaker Card Tip: I found that included some micro beads along with paper die-cuts helps to make the pieces move inside the shaker.

Inky Chicks #46: from (your country) with love
One Stitch at a Time: Love
Mojo Monday #383: Sketch (past sketch; not entered in the challenge)
Top Tip Tuesday: Favorite Color Combo or Tip
UnstampaBelles February Challenge: National Symbols with option of Your Flag Colors

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Just love your card, the bright colours, and all the details
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Hugs, Sue


Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. I truly appreciate it, and I will enjoy hopping over to your blog as well.