I finally had a chance to play along with the barely-still-current Mix It Up challenge at Ellen Hutson. This month they are mixing their own Essentials by Ellen products with those of Concord & 9th. There were a lot of different directions I thought of taking this challenge (why I'm entering with half a day left...) but shockingly, I ended up with... a SHAKER card!
I don't particularly like making shaker cards! But once I'd settled on the JOY die cut with background letters, and this cheeky elf (doesn't he look like he's up to something?) it was difficult to imagine it not as a shaker card. Using fun foam with a middle section cut out for the shaker element seemed less work than using pop-dot tape. We'll see how well it holds. (Advantage to making cards early.) The shaker is a mix of red and iridescent stars, with a few extra red ones decorating the front panel. I love how the patterned paper echoes the main joy sentiment and also adds a secondary one.
With all the sequins involved, I'm going to link this up to Just Us Girls trend week, which just so happens to be sequins!
Supplies: white cardstock, Studio Calico Magical patterned paper, acetate, Essentials by Ellen Elf'd & Concord & 9th Joy stamps & dies, Versafine onyx black & Stampin' Up real red inks, Spectrum Noir markers, Little Things from Lucy's Cards clear iridescent & stash red star sequins, frosted lace Stickles, fun foam
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