Monday, June 15, 2020

Double Trouble 59 - Masculine Birthday Shaker

Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge #59! 

This week, the challenge is to use a 3-2-1 formula (this is the minimum - you CAN use more):
  • 3 colours (I used Sapphire, Peacock, Sage and White - there is a bit of Charcoal in the arrow pattern as well)
  • 2 embellishments (sequins and embellishing thread)
  • 1 sentiment (stamped) - mine is Happy Birthday from a stamp set from 2015

If the stamp is more than one year old AND you have used the sketch shown above, you can also link up with the Retro Rubber Challenge as their requirement is to meet both of these stipulations. 

I chose to use the Aurora paper pack to create a masculine birthday card. My first attempt at this was a compete disaster... I wanted to create a shaker within a shaker but was having some Cricut issues so I cut the triangle with my trimmer. To create a shaker within a shaker, the inside shaker shape must also be cut from acetate from the front of the card. My measurements were just slightly off and I ended up with tiny little sequins (not the ones I used here) all over the place. Consequently, I ended up redoing the card but without the larger shaker component. 

The shaker is the triangle form shown on the sketch. There are 3 colours of sequins (coordinating with the papers) along with some die cut stars inside. I added a few of those loose sequins around the shaker and also added some silver embellishing thread (that makes 2 embellishments). 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret the elements 
required for this challenge.
You can also link up (as I am) with the Retro Rubber Challenge if their requirements are met. 
You have two weeks 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: Aurora Paper Pack, Paper Fundamentals (Sapphire), White Daisy Cardstock, Sage Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Stamps: Framed 
Inks: Peacock
Accessories: Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Silver Embellishing Thread, Loose Sequins (misc.), Foam Tape



KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Alyson! I love what you've done with the sketch and how you made the triangle a shaker! Cute colour combo too! I found this challenge to be quite challenging but you nailed it! Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great color choice for your shaker card... and one shaker a card is sure enough for me, I don't know whether I'd ever attempt a second one with in it, but seems it would be pretty unique. Nice interpretation of the sketch.

Kellianne said...

Alyson I love how the triangle is a shaker element! And the colors are awesome. Great card for to fit all the elements of the new challenge! :)

Donna Scholz said...

A triangular shaker card is the perfect solution for this challenging card, Alyson! Love all your shades of blue and how you picked up on the green in your pattern paper for mat! -Donna

Melanie Hungerford said...

Nice job on this challenge Alyson, and I like how you stepped it up with the shaker element and those bright and shiny sequins!

Melanie R said...

Perfect shaker card, Alyson! Your interpretation of the sketch is right on target. You have selected a beautiful combination of patterned papers, too.

Jan Clothier said...

Oh yes! Great masculine card. I really like your idea of turning the triangle into a shaker. Fabulous! Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

creative lady said...

Love the shaker card, love all the elements of your card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Claire Grantham said...

Oh I love that you made the shaker in the triangle, what a fun idea. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Carol L said...

This is so unique with a triangle shaker element, and I love those great masculine panels too! Super cute and fun card!