CTC215 – Shake it up

Welcome to another week of the CASEing the Catty Challenge.  You may have just hopped on over from Siobhan’s page or you may be starting here with me.  Either way, welcome and make sure you continue to hop along to the other blogs as they are sure to be “sweet” today.

This week we are CASEing the How Sweet It Is Suite in the Occasions catalogue which can be found on pages 14-23 for #CTC215.  I didn’t have to go very far into this section to pick a card to case this week.  I chose the pink shaker card in the centre of the challenge image or you can see it a little closer up, below.

I decided to case the technique of a shaker card, so although my card may look a bit different to this card, it was this card that gave me the inspiration to make a shaker card.  I started off with a Whisper White card base and cut a mat in Whisper White which was 1/2cm shorter on each side and then cut the inside of this mat out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I then placed this on top of the card base to see where the opening would be and stamped the sentiment from the Amazing Life stamp set through the opening so that it would be lined up.

I then used my trusty sponge daubers and a number of ink pads to create the sponged background over the top of the sentiment.  I used Real Red, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apply Green, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape.

I coloured the flowers and cake images from the Amazing Life stamp set using Blends™ in Real Red and Granny Apple Green for the flowers and Gorgeous Grape Ink and Blender Pen for the Cake before fussy cutting them out.  Who likes to fussy cut?  Not me! LOL.  If there is a die for something, you’ll see me using it whenever I can!  The Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Versamark and the heat embossed using White Embossing Powder onto Coastal Cabana cardstock and cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy before embossing to keep the stray bits of embossing powder away!

I thought I had some of the current sequins but couldn’t find them when I went to finish the card off so have had to use the retired Fancy Frost sequins with the window sheet and foam adhesive strips.

I hope you liked my shaker card I shared with you today.  Have you made a shaker card before? If not, what are you waiting for?  I’d love to see what you come up with.  Make sure you keep hopping around the design team’s blogs to get more inspiration.  Next up is Peta.

If you make a card for this week’s challenge, make sure you click on the image below and share your creation on our Facebook page.

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. Love the rich opulent rainbow tones in your sponging. Actually I’m in awe. The sponging is brilliant. This is a wonderful shaker card and perfect for that fun sentiment.

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