Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Freshly Made Sketch 14

oh boy!  I really love how my card came out this week...normally I don't feel so excited but this one really came together, and all thanks for a great sketch from Jen!

I finally broke open the shaker frames from the Holiday Mini Catalog;  they make shaker cards so easy!!  I used this image from Gift Givers, that coordinates with punches perfectly.  The frame is filled with just a little bit of Mica Flakes. You don't need much at all!  I also added some Dazzling Diamonds to the little girls hat and the snow for some extra sparkle.

The image is stamped on Very Vanilla and colored with blender pens and reinkers.  The card uses different patters from the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP paired with Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler.  The background with the four squares is embossed using the Snow Burst  embossing folder for an inlaid embossed look.  I added a little sentiment with the Tiny Tags set and punch.

I even made it in a second color scheme, using Letters the Santa DSP.

These cards are 4 1/2" square so they fit in a regular A2 envelope.  Hope you can join us this week!  Check out the other Design Team inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches!

ETA:  I just entered this in the weekly Friday Mashup Challenge..Shaker cards!  

stamps:  Gift Givers, Tiny Tags
cardstock:  card 1:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Holly Berry Bouquet;  card 2:  Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Letters to Santa
inks:  card 1:  Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride;  card 2:  Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
accessories:  Shaker Frame, punches, mica flakes, dazzling diamonds, Snow Burst Embossing Folder

~ Lauri


  1. OMGoodness! Your cards are so precious! I love the embossing with the squares inlaid. What a clever idea.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. This is SO adorable Lauri, love looking out the "window" at that sweet little girl in the snow! Fabulous!

  3. These cards are absolutely adorable! That little girl is so sweet and I love how you used the shaker box! I also love that teeny tag on the first card :)

  4. Great cards, Love the textured layers and all the detail you've worked into them both.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  5. Beautiful cards, love all the texture and the sweet scene you created.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup.

  6. Super, super cute!!!! Love the shaker effect, I guess I better try mine, huh?

  7. I've never made a shaker card but now I see how adorable they are. That little girl looks like she's having the time of her life trudging through the snow! I can only imagine that the recipient of these cards will love them!

  8. Fantastic cards, that image is adorable. Love the designer papers you used on both cards and
    that they are shaker cards, wonderful texture too.

  9. Adorable.. I love both of these! That image works great for a shaker! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.

  10. I am late on last week's Mashup cards...but wow, this is adorable! (Well, both of them!) I have to get some of those shaker frames!


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