I wanted to make a card from two of my kitties. Since one cat is quite a bit bigger than the other, I asked Gerda if I could make the second cat wider by stretching the image and also flipping it so the cats were facing opposite directions. She said yes! Thank you, Gerda! I ended up using the same balloon for both, which I covered in Clear Wink of Stella and then added Glossy Accents, but you can't really see the effect in the photos.
For the shaker background, I sponged Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and splashed some water droplets for texture. The shaker window was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, and I stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Cake and Candles. For the shaker, I added all kinds of sequins and bits. There are two silver "Happy Birthdays" in there, and I even used some tiny nail-art stars that I received from Monika - thank you, Monika, I knew these would be perfect for a shaker card! To finish off the card, I die-cut a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border in black and added it along the top.
My card is purr-fect for the birthday challenge that Mervi is having over on her blog: Mervi's Candy and Challenge 2015. Her challenge just started today!
I would also like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; Blog Quick Quotes AG 1E; CRAFT Add Some Bling (sequins) 3/5; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Catz Special Occasion (birthday) 1/3; Crafty Creations It Takes Two 1/2; Crafty Girlz AG 3/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Work UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Left of Center Make Your Own Background/No DP UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Love to Scrap AG 1/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Die-cut shaker window and border strip are snippets 3/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (inky background, pencil colouring, shaker card) UE; Seize the Birthday AG Birthday 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Die Crazy 5/5; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Outlawz Sunday CAS AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!