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Monday, February 3, 2020

Shaker Valentine...

Since I have a jar shaker die and a set of conversation heart dies, I knew I wanted to use them together on the same card.

First, I added a decorative panel to my card base. It was a pre-cut panel--one from a pack of them in assorted colors that I had gotten at the thrift store. I believe they are by David Tutera.

I cut the jar and frame from some pale gray-blue CS. I also cut the frame shape from some Dollar Tree foam board. That's such an easy way to create the space you need for your shaker elements. The clear plastic I used on the front of my jar was cut from an old piece of packaging. I have saved so much plastic packaging over the years that I could make shakers from now until the day I die without using it up!

The conversation hearts were cut from scraps of pastel CS. I really love using up some of my scraps when I'm making cards.

My tiny little tag with the heart cutout is from an older Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard die set of tiny tags and stamps.  I've had it a long time, but I did find that it is still available. Click here for a link, if you're interested.

On the inside of my card, I have a computer-generated sentiment with a heart and flourish stamp below it.

I think you can see that I've added a little sparkle to my heart.

This past weekend we went across the river to St. Paul to see some of the ice sculptures that were entered in a Winter Carnival competition. Yes, we have an outdoor carnival here in the winter, no matter how cold it gets.

This one looks like some sort of arachnid, but I'm not sure what the pole with the half-circle on it is supposed to be.

This, of course, is an eagle perched on a wave catching a fish.

Isn't it amazing what some artists can do with ice? These sculptures were actually not in prime condition because the air temperature had warmed into the 40s, so there was a lot of melting going on. They were still beautiful to look at, though.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Shaker cards are a fun element. Your jar filled with hearts is so cute. Those ice sculptures are really cool. I think the pole thing looks like a basketball goal. So maybe the spider is playing basketball.

Glittered Paws said...

Great shaker card - shaker cards are not on my list of favorite cards to make - well ok I seldom make them, maybe I have made 2 - love the idea of the foam board - will have to give it a try and see if it is easier for me.
The ice sculptures are awesome - not sure if I would brave the cold but can you imagine the ice sculpture out there carving. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne in NI said...

I've missed loads on your blog Cheryl, I'll have to start being a bit better at dropping in to see your gorgeous creations!
Love your ice sculptures too, I had a look online and they look amazing. We havent had any really cold or snowy weather this winter yet ... I'm sure come Spring the slugs in my garden will be awful!