Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #252

Hi there, everybody!  It's been a little while since my last post!  Did you all have a nice Christmas holiday?  Spend lots of time with family and friends and eat lots of good food?  Oh, I hope you did!  :)  Well, as you can tell it is time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  This week, our Guest Hostess is the wonderfully talented Jessi Fogan!  She has challenged us to make a shaker card....how FUN!  You can read all of the details here

As as extra little bonus, here is a fabulous tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  For my card, I decided to use the new Lots of Thoughts set.  I love that little champagne glass and strawberry!  I also decided to make this card a little on the shabby side...a technique that I admire in cards but struggle with in execution.  The patterned papers are from an Authentique 6x6 pad and I also used Flourishes Classic White card stock and papers from the Color Made Easy Poppy Collection.  

My image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I used the Spellbinders' Card Creator Fancy Postage Edge and A2 Card Creator A sets for my window and panels.  Then, I did a little stitching around my card.  For my shaker element, I used a variety glass beads to serve as my champagne bubbles. A little lace, ribbon, and the sentiment oval finish this card off.  I originally planned on this being a New Year's card but with the use of these pink papers, I think it could be used for other special occasions too.  

Well, that is all for my little card, but you should really check out what my team mates have created....I am sure there is a whole lotta shakin' goin' on.....lol!  I hope you can play along with us this week for this super fun challenge....be sure you link up your creation for a chance to win a prize too!  I can't wait to see what you create!  I hope you have a  wonderful New Year's and I'll be seeing you next week with another fun challenge! Take care...

Stamps:  Lots of Thoughts
Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stock, Color Made Easy Poppy, Authentique Essentials 6x6 pad
Dies:  Spellbinders' Card Creator Fancy Postage Edge, A2 Card Creator A, and Fancy Framed Tags 2 sets
Other:  ribbon, crochet lace, glass beads, foam tape, Flourishes' Crystal Clear cardstock
Copics:  R20, R22, R24, R29, G82, G85, YR30, YR31, Y26, W00, W1, W2, W3


  1. The more I look at this card, the more I like it! I LOVE all the different pinks, perfect, IMHO, for a champagne card, and while you might "struggle" with making a shabby card, let me tell you, this one is spectacular! Love the distressing and texture, and that beautiful bow! Happy New Year to you and yours! May 2014 be a little less exciting than the end of 2013 was for you! ;) ~Hugs!

  2. THIS IS SOOOO CUTE KATIE!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOVE the colors you've chosen!!! MAYBE, PERFECT for a GIRLS NIGHT OUT ON NEW YEARS TOO!!!!! :) SOOOO FUN!!!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) I AGREE with Cheryl, keep up the GREAT WORK of Shabby Chic!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

  3. Love your champagne bubbles shaker! You make the prettiest cards. Love all the pink and shabby lovliness. You've combined some of my favorites -- gingham and polka dots. Happy new year!

  4. I love all of the pinks, makes me think light and bubbly to go with your champagne flute! Great choice of ribbon too. Such a pretty card, well designed! Happy New Year!!! :)

  5. Katie, you absolutely NAILED the shabby look! This is awesome - the pinks, the lace, that sweet champagne flute & beads...I love it!!

  6. Love your beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  7. So darn cute! Love your fun festive shaker card. :)

  8. Super cute shaker creation Katie! I love the colouring of your champagne glass! A super cute and festive card creation!

  9. I just want to reach through the screen and grab your card so I can shake those beads around. LOL It's so much fun Katie. Wonderful job. Can't say that I've ever made a shaker card. Have to put it on my to do list. :-) Hope you had a wonderful new years. Wishing you the best for 2014!

  10. Festive & so pretty! Great shaker card!

  11. Your execution came out beautiful! I struggle with shabby too but yours came out beautifully. The colors are perfect!

  12. Very cool shaker card which beautiful colors and papers - so festive! You did a fab job on this Katie - makes me feel like celebrating the New Year all over again. I have actually kept my resolutions for 8 days now - lol - going for at least two months this time. Hugz!