Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mixing It Up with Ellen Hutson

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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Ina G said...

What a super simple design but oh I know that shaker cards aren't and can be fiddly. Just fabulous Lindsey. So glad you joined us this week at Just Us Girls. Thank You.

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely and you've created a sweet, shaker card! You know how much I LOVE shaker cards! ;)) Actually, your's is a total beaut, Jo x

Chris Dring said...

It's the Elf of the Shelf! Of course he's up to no good! LOL! For someone who doesn't like to making shaker cards, this one sure is amazing! Thanks for joining the fun at Just Us Girls!

Tracey McNeely said...

You absolutely nailed this challenge Lindsey! What a fantastic card! Love that stamp set too, need to borrow it next time I see you--lol!

Jen W. said...

He really does look like a cheeky little rascal... Awesome shaker card. I'm still not totally convinced by them. Mine always seem to be so darn bulky but I guess that's the nature of the beast? Anyway you've rocked it and I love the red sentiment strip.

Lisa Kind said...

Your cute little elf looks mischievous on this shaker card! LOL! Very cute card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!