Monday, December 23, 2019

AH 348 - Cherry Blossom Shaker

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Challenge #348!

I decided to rotate the sketch 90 degrees this week - sort of... My cross piece is still horizontal but the placement of my images are in the vertical position. 

I recently bought the Pretty Pink Posh "Cherry Blossoms" stamp and die set. I love the flowers in this set because there are so many ways to use them. I based the design of my card on a card I saw on Pinterest (but it wasn't watermarked so I don't know who created it...) 

The flowers and leaves were stamped using Intense Black and then coloured using a combination of Touch markers and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. Colouring is not a strength for me - I do the best I can. After colouring in some flowers completely, I decided that I preferred them white with just a touch of pink in the centres. I used two markers to get that effect and then I also brushed the centre with the Bashful Shimmer Brush, going just past the marker section. I also outlined all the flowers and the leaves using the Clear Shimmer Brush. That isn't visible in the photo but it looks so pretty in real life. 

The shaker was created by sponging a pink background on white cardstock and then stamping the sentiment in black. I used a stamp press to stamp the sentiment three times to make it as dark as possible. Sequins in two shades of green and clear were added. The shaker is embedded within the card so I was able to raise some of the flowers. 

Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above.
You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 
We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Green Apple Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Green Glitter Paper, Pink Glitter Paper, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Cherry Blossoms (PPP), Sentiment Collection (Penny Black)
Inks: Intense Black, Black, Ballerina, Pixie, Raspberry
Accessories: Shaker Window Thin Cut, Shaker Foam and Acetate, Cherry Blossoms Dies (PPP), Tri-Blend Markers, Touch Markers (not CTMH), Sequins (Dollar Store), Clear Shimmer Brush, Bashful Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape



  1. That is such a gorgeous pretty happy card, Alyson! I'd say you flipped the sketch horizontally, like what it looks like in a mirror. I often flip sketches every which way, and whenever I do what you did in my Photoshop Elements program, I click on Image/Rotate/Turn horizontally. In fact, I just put your card into my PSE and did that and there was the sketch! Haha The sentiment was backwards of course. ;-) Happy New Year to you! xoxo

  2. This is so pretty, Alyson! This is one of my favourite colour combos and I love that it's a shaker! Loving the sparkle too!


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