Friday, August 26, 2016

Meadow Clover Shaker


I hadn't done a shaker card in a while and was delighted to see that's what 
Poppystamps was looking for this month.
I was kind of up in the air about what to use though.

I don't have nearly enough Poppystamps dies.
That oversight is about to be remedied!

Then I saw Karen's (Snippets) card making beautiful use of this
Meadow Clover die and an idea was born.
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Karen!

That Fuse Tool really comes in handy to make the shaker bag.
 And some sequins and beads that
came with a dress on of my girls bought when she was in 
high school went inside.

I smooshed some Distress Inks on a craft mat, spritzed with water,
and smooshed a snippet of mixed media paper in it
to make a background for the shaker.

The flowers were colored with Distress Markers and blended with water.
I tried to make them look like violets.  
Or irises.
Or whatever purple flowers you want to call them.

And since I die cut and embossed a square for my shaker, I can take this to
Where IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps: Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS) 
Ink:   Concord Crush (retired SU), Distress Inks (Wilted Violet, Victorian Velvet, Stormy Sky), Distress Markers (Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters)
Paper: Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Meadow Clover Die (PS), Fuse Tool (WRMK), Stitched Square Dies (LI)


35 comments:

KimCreate said...

Really pretty, Bonnie. Great use of the fuse tool, leftover beads and that great die cut.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful cards. Good choice to use the beads. The colors blend so well.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Bonnie - love the colors of your clover - and love that you recycled sequins from a dress - the first ones i used were some that my mom used to make those sequin covered christmas ornaments!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW, what a stunner Bonnie! LOVE everything about it! The colours, the sweet die cut and those pretty little bugle beads, the crispness of the design and perfect sentiment! WOW again!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Colleen said...

Fabulous Bonnie!! I struggle with shaker cards! Yours looks fantastic! Happy Weekend!!

TK said...

Truly beautiful! Love this...

Greta said...

Oh how fun to use those sequins & beads for your card, Bonnie! Is it going to that daughter? Beautiful!

pam said...

Stunning shaker card Bonnie!, love the whole designs details and colours.
Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Linda said...

Beautiful shaker card Bonnie. I still struggle so much with them. BTW, love your new Blog header.

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! This card just sings with vivid color and your flowers are so beautifully formed and colored, Combined with the shaker card, this is absolutely amazing in design. WOW! Love this!

Marybeth said...

Bonnie I saw this card in the gallery and had to stop by and tell you how beautiful it is! Wow showstopper pretty! Thanks for joining us in the ,Poppystamps Challenge .
I have been trying to use my fuse tool more as well and did not too long ago.

Sue - said...

Oh Bonnie that is such a pretty card. Gorgeous colour scheme!

Loll said...

So pretty!! Love the smooshed colours behind the beads ... and LOVE that watercolour die-cut in front. Awesome design! You are so good with these shaker cards. I have held off buying a fuse tool ... hmmm .. maybe I need to get one .. and the flower die from poppy stamps too. :) Thanks for always inspiring and enabling! :) xx

Brenda in IN said...

I don't know why I can't get here more often. Your cards are always beautiful and this one is no exception. I love the techniques you try and the results are lovely. Love Wednesday'a card so much with the gold butterfly. I'll try to do better.

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Bonnie. It looks so fresh and pretty. The beads look lovely in the shaker. Barbxx

MaryH said...

Totally gorgeous,whatever you wish to call these pretty purple stems. What a lovely shaker card you've created! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

Maxine D said...

I'll call the violets, Bonnie - this is a beautiful card, and I lvoe the background of the shaker element.
Blessings
Maxine

Donna said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie. I adore it all. Really beautiful. X

JosieD said...

Great looking card, Bonnie....love the colors. Haven't ventured in to shaker cards but do have this meadow clover stamp and like how it looks plus easy to work with. Like your smooshed background with it.

Daffodil Cards said...

How VERY beautiful, love the shaker part, with the image over it. lovely colours too.
Faith
x

Doris said...

What a beautiful card, Bonnie. You've inspired me!

nancy littrell said...

I love how you Smooshed your background and let your pretty watercolored die cut flowers be your main focus. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the shaker element.

Sandy said...

And enjoy I did - your shaker card is among the best of the best. I think my favorite type of card is a shaker card. Bonnie this is really outstanding!!
Sandy xx

OH Babs said...

My goodness Bonnie this is gorgeous.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie. Your shaker element is incorporated so creatively, and compliments your card beautifully. I like to visit the blogs of those who enter challenges I'm entering. I made a card with a shaker element for this challenge as well, and had fun making mine. I would love to have you stop by my blog to take a peek. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Your card really caught my eye. It's truly stunning, and I plan to visit your blog again soon.

Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Nancy Stislow said...

I have previously left a comment, Bonnie, but this one deserves a second visit! You captivated me with those beautiful blossoms, so perfectly formed and the colors just sing! Love this one!

Mac Mable said...

Wow...So eye catching. Fabulous colours and techniques. Love the pretty filling of the shaker and so very beautiful x

Pat said...

This shaker is beautiful Bonnie and I love the violet coloured flowers and the background is a nice soft colour too which shows off the pretty sequins and bugle beads. x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
very beautiful card. I love this punch, you've added colors so nicely. It's definitely irises, there is nothing to discuss :-) Great idea to add a shaker.
hugs,
BozenA

Sue McRae said...

Great design to show off those lovely clover blooms. Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty clover. This is a nice idea for a shaker card.

Nance said...

I love those purple flowers and the shaker! Reminds me I've been meaning to make a few shakers too.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous shaker card Bonnie! It's so sweet and so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Jeanne J. said...

So beautiful! I love how you colored up the die and all the influence of nature here.