Anniversary Shaker card
Hello and Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Jackie Noble from Porirua in New Zealand.
This month, our featured technique is Shaker Cards – thanks for the great theme Nadine!
Anniversary Shaker Card
Tomorrow is Roy’s and my 34th Wedding Anniversary. We were supposed to be celebrating that in Tonga this weekend – but of course that has been put on hold for the moment.
I’m hoping Roy won’t see this post until tomorrow and his card will still be a surprise, but I really wanted to make a shaker card for him so I’m taking the risk.
Today (it’s Saturday 28th here in New Zealand) we are at Day 3 of Alert Level 4 – a total Nationwide lockdown.
As well as the affect this is having on my small business, we’ve had a few personal things canceled – or postponed. Last night we were booked to go to the Book of Morman Musical in Auckland before we flew out to Tonga this morning. The show was canceled as soon as restrictions were placed on mass gatherings. And sadly my Christmas present – a Meerkat Close Encounter Experience at the Wellington Zoo – was also postponed earlier in the week. But I should be able to rebook that at some stage.
But … in the scheme of things – these things pale to insignificance of what we are facing globally – let’s all do our bit to break the chain of transmission.
It will be a memorable Anniversary – the first one we’ve had during a National Emergency!
The Snow Globe Scenic dies and Snow Domes were Roy’s favourite items in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue and I was delighted when they were on the Carryover List as I hadn’t managed to make him a card with them when the Holiday Catalogue ended. Given a reprieve, an Anniversary card is the perfect reason to make something special for him!
And as I’ve mentioned before – Roy has said he thinks the Meerkats are the cutest set that Stampin’ Up! has ever made! So, of course, I decided to use them on my card as well!
These photos provide some visual background to my card. This is us outside the church we were married at ( St Peter’s Catholic Church in Wairoa) on our wedding day with our wedding party, and then again on our anniversary a couple of years ago when we were home for a visit.
The colour palette came from our wedding day – White for the dress, flowers and church, Garden Green for the Church doors and Real Red for the bridesmaids’ dresses, my flowers and the ties the groom and groomsmen wore.
And the shaker card has rice in it of course!
(Note: see the Product List below for images & links to more information about the items)
Stamp sets: The Gang’s All Meer, Well Said
Paper/card: Garden Green, Whisper White, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Ink: Versamark, Black Momento, Blends – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Accessories: Snow Globe Shaker Dome, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle, Foam Adhesive Strips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, White Embossing Powder
Tools: Well Written Dies, Snow Globe Scenes Dies
Non Stampin’ Up!: Rice
Additional Project Photos
Here’s a close-up so you can get a better look at that handsome Groom and gorgeous Bride – what a cute couple!!!
Doesn’t the tule ribbon make a cute wee veil?! The Groom’s tie was hand-drawn and coloured with the Dark Real Red Blend. The bouquet flowers are from the top of the Cacti and also coloured with the Real Red Stampin’ Blend. The Meerkats themselves are coloured with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Blends.
As I usually do, there are some elements from the front of my card carried through to the inside. This time the matting is repeated and there are more die cut words from the Well Written Dies.
In the photo below you can see the shaker dome a bit more clearly with the DSP behind it.
Snow Globe Shaker Domes
I love how easy these domes are to work with.
Die-cut the dome shape (in Whisper White on my card), peel the adhesive off the front side of the dome, poke through the die-cut opening and adhere it, add your shaking things (rice for me) to the dome, peel off the adhesive from the other side of the dome and stick to the backing cardstock (mine was the Garden Green and DSP layer) to seal.
Now it’s time to see what projects the other blog hop participants have shared today.
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