Monday 4 April 2016

Project 306: A special going away card for a friend

My friend Beth is moving this weekend and while I'm so happy for her. It's a huge step for her and her relationship and a wonderful opportunity for her to pursue happiness after a few very hard years. But I'm going to miss her!

I also wanted to tap into the Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber this week. The sentiment has been in my collection for about 3 years and the butterfly is at least a year. Maybe 2? I have so many lush butterfly stamps that it's hard to keep track!

She loves all things girly and pink so it had to be a butterfly card. I decided to make it up lifting and make it a little shaker, so I stamped the background and just colored the background with ProMarkers in rose pink and amethyst. I used pink foam I got from the pound shop in the kids' art section and then I was able to just add the plastic as I didn't need to mask the foam ring, just made it part of the design. I love making shakers with beads, they are so colourful and rattle around so well.

The sentiment is big and central and I added a little tie around it and some pink metallic candies. The colors don't really go and I didn't love the extra details but I remembered it was for her, and she likes OTT bling and texture and that pacified me!


  1. I love, love shaker cards and yours is so beautiful!! and I agree, beads really are colorful and they move more freely than sequences.
    Your friend will love this card, I hope you and her can still keep in touch.
    Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber, I hope to see you again in the gallery.

  2. What a great shaker card! The colors are vibrant and are perfect for your friend! It is so hard to see a friend move away but so exciting for them! Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  3. It's funny, I saw your card in the gallery, when I was doing my commenting rounds and I knew instantly that this was yours. I love it, you are way better at these fiddly shakers than I am. I bet Beth loves it. Just think of her moving as another fun place to visit :) Cx

  4. What a lovely idea for a very feminine card! Wonderful job with all of the details. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

  5. Oh, what a different shaker card! Love your choices of colors and elements!! Thank you for playing along with us at RRCB and hope you will join us again soon.


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