Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge/Freshly Made Sketches ~ Shaker Card using Paper Smooches!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the Card that I've made for the Sparkle and Shine #12 Challenge along with the Freshly Made Sketches #200 Challenge!! I've used the Paper Smooches Best Buds Stamp Set, along with the Paper Smooches Smarty Pants Stamp Set and the Paper Smooches Borders 2 Die Set!! I thought it would be FUN to create a Shaker Card using the Best Buds Large Flower Jar Image as my Shaker Element Base!! I Stamped and Embossed the Image onto the Distress Water Color Paper and then cut around the Inside of the Jar!! I used my Black Soot Distress Marker to color around the Edge!! I then Stamped and Embossed the Image 2 more Times!! You could skip this Step except I wanted the Dimension for my Design!! I then Fussy Cut around the Images and I wanted to get rid of all of the Extra Background I could!! I use my Distress Inks to Water Color the Images and then went around all of the Edges with a Black Soot Distress Marker to finish everything off!! I just LOVE the Colors!! I added some Acetate to the Backside of the Card Front Panel and then added my Foam Tape to create a Place to house my Sequins, Mini Confetti and Beads!! I just LOVE all those Little Bits of Sparkle and Shine!! I added a Jar Image to back the Shaker that I Water Colored using Black Soot Distress Ink!! I adhered the other two Jar Images on top of each other to create a FUN Layered Design but without too much bulk as I just layered them together using some really thin Foam!! I thought it would be FUN to create a Neat Paper Layered Border at the Top of my Card and after I Die Cut 3 of the Notebook Edges I Stitched them together with my Sewing Machine!! I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment onto some Notebook Patterned Paper and added a Few Black Gems for my Flower Centers and my Card was done!!
If you have time I hope you'll think about joining in on the FUN!!  =) There are some AMAZING Prizes up for Grabs for both of these Challenges!! =) Sparkle and Shine is offering up a Generous
that is Sponsored by the AMAZING Winnie & Walter Company!!
The Freshly Made Sketches is Celebrating their 200th Challenge so they have SEVERAL AMAZING Prizes to give that have been Sponsored by SEVERAL of the AWESOME Companies in the Industry!!

So what do you have to LOSE!!?? HUMMMM!!?? Can't WAIT to see what you create!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Weekend!!


  1. This card is so amazing! I love everything about it! So glad I discovered your blog!

  2. Wow this is beautifully colored! Fabulous details on your it! Thank you for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. WINNER!!! Holy smokes Larissa, this card is outstanding!! It reminds me of Mary Engelbreit's artwork!!

  4. WOW!!!! This is a fabulous creation. So many wonderful elements. Love the shaker. Your coloring is awesome. The detail of the torn loose leaf paper... Absolutely terrific!!!

  5. This card deserves so many "Wow"s that they wouldn't all fit in the comment box! Amazing design and incredible detail. The shaker design using the jar is so clever and unique. Love everything about this card. Thank you for being a part of our "200 Celebration" at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Great job, indeed! Love everything about your card!! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle & Shine!

  7. Your card caught my eye over in the Freshly Made Sketches Gallery and I wanted to come visit and see more! And, YES!!! There is so much beauty and creativity here - amazing and so super wonderfully done!! Love it!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at!! I have a giveaway going on right now!
    Taunya Butler

  8. Oh Cindy said!!! This card is just amazing!! I am in love with it!!!
    THANK YOU so much for joining us at FMS!!!

  9. CONGRATS on your win at Sparkle & Shine -- VERY well deserved for your gorgeous card, Larissa!!

  10. Swoon! Amazing color and dimension here, and I just love that you've turned the jar into a shaker! Oh, and that angled, notebook edge is so trendy!