Monday 31 October 2016

Power Poppy - Make It Move Challenge

There is a challenge over at Power Poppy which has pushed me to finally make a shaker card!
The challenge is "Make it move", so I have sort of followed a tutorial by Kathy Racoosin on Power Poppy and made a wreath as my housing for my shaker card. But instead of using circular dies, I have used the greenery from Glittering Glass Santa. I created a wreath in Photoshop Elements and then had my Silhouette Cameo print and cut from X-Press It paper.

I have then coloured it with the following Copics pens:
  • berries - R27, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • leaves - G05, YG17, YG67, light green Wink of Stella, green Wink of Stella
  • background - B000, B02
I have then stamped the tree and ornaments from Bottlebrush Holiday using Black Tuxedo Memento ink on to X-Press It paper and fussy cut it out.
I have coloured this with the following Copics pens:
  • tree - G05, YG17, YG67, R27, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • base of tree - E55, Y28
  • blue bauble - B000, B00, B02, clear Wink of Stella
  • pink bauble - RV00, RV63, RV66, blue Wink of Stella
  • purple bauble - BV11, BV13, BV17, clear Wink of Stella
  • banner - C0, C1, C2
I stamped "Be Merry" using bamboo leaves Memento Ink and I used a Tuxedo Black Memento marker around the edges.

I have then used a white square card from Envelope Solutions. I made the shaker pocket by using a Waterfall Photo Sleeve from We R Memory Keepers and the FUSE tool. I added sequins and little beads from my stash.
I adhered the filled and fused shaker pocket to the back of the wreath and then used dimensional tape to give it a bit of height before adhering to the centre of the card. I then adhered the tree and ornaments at the bottom.
Here is the finished card:

Let me know what you think?
I am also entering this card into the Rudolph Days Challenge and the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which is to pick a previous sketch. I picked the following sketch:

I am also entering this card into the Weekly Christmas Card Challenges, where the theme is "Anything Goes" and of course, the inspiration behind this card is the Power & Spark Make It Move challenge over at Power Poppy.

Thanks for looking!


  1. elle est fabuleuse cette carte Lou, j'aime le shaker encadré par cette couronne, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  2. No-one would know you'd never made a shaker before, it's great.

    1. Thanks Alison. It was definitely great to finally make one with all the tools and things I have been collecting! Definitely another one on the way! Or maybe a different type....who knows! :)

  3. Coooool card Lou, love shaker cards

  4. A great shaker card, love the wreath.

    Sue xx

  5. What a fun shaker
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph day Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  6. Beautiful shaker card! Love the wreath and all the detail you put intp this. Sorry I am so late for commenting but thanks for playing along with the Rudolph Days challenge.

  7. Wow! This is a fabulous shaker card, and I would never have guessed it was your first. Really nice take on the sketch too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  8. First shaker card? Never would've guessed. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  9. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

  10. Brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!