Saturday, April 18, 2015

Good Day Shaker

I was really intrigued by this week's ColourQ challenge: Black, Gray, White + One Color. After a great deal of thought, I decided to use neon yellow as my color pop:

I embossed the pattern on black and gray white-core, textured cardstocks in my BigShot with a Sizzix folder. I used sandpaper to bring out the designs. I added a bit of neon ribbon to create the background. The sentiment and flourishes on the frame are from the Greeting Labels set by HOTP, a gift from a dear crafting friend. I heat-embossed the sentiment in neon yellow onto black paper and cut it out with a Spellbinders die. I used a foam sheet to pop up the frame; I cut the foam & white paper at the same time using Spellbinders dies. The shaker piece is covered with scrap plastic.

colourQ challenge #287: Black, Gray, White + One Color
Craftin Desert Diva's Craft It Up Linky Party: Shaker
Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch #182 + Clean Lines
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  1. I really like your idea to use a bit of sand paper on the embossed layers. It really makes the texture stand out! This is such a great design. I love the pop of yellow! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. This is really pretty!! I love the color combo and the embossing looks awesome! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


  3. Oh I just love the background you've created and I adore the neon stripe you've added - it really is striking. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. Lots of fab details on this - the pop of neon is great and the shaker element is a great addition! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

  5. How fabulous! I love how you incorporated the shaker. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Card Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  6. Wow what an awesome card!
    Thanks for joining the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party
    Jessica DT member

  7. This is such a beautiful card !!!!! I love this !!!!

  8. Beautiful card, love the embossing. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  9. This is beautiful! I love how you did the embossing!It adds gorgeous detail to your card! Thanks for joining our Shaker Project Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's :)
    DT Tina


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