Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lighthouse Shaker Card

This month at The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge, we had the pleasure of playing with this lovely lighthouse digi created by our own DT member Laurian Macdonald! Thanks for sharing your art with us, Laurian!
For my card, I made a top-hinge square card base using a Spellbinder's Grand Square die. I purchased the shaker box embellishment in the clearance aisle at JoAnn Fabrics yesterday with the express purpose of using this digi behind it. As soon as I saw that anchor on the transparent element, I knew it would be perfect with Laurian's lighthouse! One of the things I love about using digi stamps is that I can size them up to fit anything I want, so I knew I could make this shaker box work.
I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up and print out the digi. Then I colored it with Copic and MEXPY markers and adhered it to the back of the shaker element. Then I adhered it all to the card front. You can't tell in the picture, but the cardstock has a pattern of shells on it. 
For the inside of the card, I used a CTMH stamp set and stamped the seagulls and sentiment on the same cardstock I used for the card base. You can see some of the shells on it if you look closely. I added a piece of net behind the sentiment panel (cut with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Square die) to add to the nautical theme.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge
Pink and Main Challenge (M, P1, C3, SIO) #11 - Shakers
Share Joy Challenge W,C5 #44 Sketch & CAS


  1. What a wonderful card! I love all those fun elements too!! Thanks for linking up your project this month!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Kimberly :)
    Kimberly’s Crafty Spot
    Pink & Main Stamps, DT Member

  2. I love this, Carrie! Gorgeous shaker card! I love everything about it!