My daughter turned 39 today! I can hardly believe that I have kids that age. She's a professor at a local university, but I still think of her as my "kid." For her birthday card, I decided to try my hand at a shaker card. This was a first for me, but I had a good time making it, so I'll definitely make more in the future.
I created a thick frame to support the "39" panel and to make room for the sequins. I made this frame by cutting 8 frame layers out of white cardstock with my Cricut and the Elegant Edges cartridge. I then adhered them all together.
You can see in the photo that I inked the edges of the frame with a navy blue ProMarker to match the navy blue "39" panel.
I had to glue the little circle onto the clear plastic in the center of the 9. I used some glossy accents for this and it worked perfectly. To find the correct spot for this little circle, I simply set the 9 back in place, glued the circle down and then lifted the 9 back out again.
I used the same label shape for the inside sentiment and added some sequins for sparkle.
I'll use a white gel pen to sign the card on the navy blue patterned CS below the sentiment.
Here's one more look at the card with the sequins shaken inside the frame. The colors in these photos are a little strange--not true to life at all--but I'm hoping to learn more photography skills in the near future. Today is my last day of work (tomorrow I am joining the ranks of retirees), so I am planning to pursue some other fun things, like learning how to take better pictures.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.