Watercolour shaker card

Now that my first self designed hand made shadow box cards are finally out on Etsy and DeWanda, just in time for Chinese New Year, I have a little time to “play” in a few challenges before the orders come flooding in (wishful thinking)… :). I was happy to be able to make another watercolour card with my Brushos as they are my favourite colouring element!


This card was made right after I finished my heart shaker card with the shaving foam technique and I wanted to do a simple one layer watercolour card. Unfortunately I had to change my plans, so I decided to cut it out and make a shaker card instead!

To colour the front of the card, I masked the centre of the card stock with a heart die cut, sprinkled 4 different Brushos paint powders; lemon, emerald green, turquoise and purple, one vertical line after another, using just my hand to mask each line. I spritz water on it and the powders dissolved leaving this beautiful blend of colours! I then cut out a panel with Stamplorations Cutplorations “Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies” which I have never used before!

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I chose this text from Riley & Company because Brushos work like magic to me! I was going to stamp the sentiment onto the masked heart but a closer look showed some spots I didn’t notice before, so I had to cut it out and make a shaker card instead. I cut the heart using my X-cut die and proceeded to make the shaker bit in the heart.  Its a see right through shaker card so the sentiment is stamped right on the inside of the card. The back of the shaker card has a border of a larger heart to mask the adhesive of the shaker card.

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I really loved how the colours on this card turned out but i’m still not convinced about the shaker card bit, wasn’t quite the CAS effect i was going for. In hindsight, I guess I could have just glued a clean heart over the soiled one. What do you think?

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I’m playing along at:

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes challenge without the optional twist of a stencil. I really love their helpful videos!

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Start Afresh to use something never used before. That would be my Cutplorations stitched die

Penny Black and More – Anything Goes

Before I leave I can’t help but show off my shadow box cards I designed for Chinese New Year. Took me a week to before I was finally happy with the design and colours used to decorate it, so I’m quite proud of them! 🙂

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I designed them in my Silhouette studio and cut it with the Silhouette portrait plotter. Stamped Technique Junkies “Asian Women” stamp all over and and heat embossed it with Wow embossing powder. Even the sides of the boxes are decorated and the back has the Chinese New year greeting and a hole to put the led light.

As its completely new, I couldn’t help but enter this in Simon Says Stamp’s Work it Wednesday Make something new challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great week!

7 thoughts on “Watercolour shaker card

  1. beautiful shaker card Gwendolyn and your background is luscious…thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge…apologies for being late to the party…hugs kath xxx

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  2. I think your shaker card looks great, just as it is. I like how you neatened up the inside too. I love the Chinese New ear cards. I am pretty sure there is no Chinese heritage in my family, but I am always drawn to the colours and the imagery for some reason, and your cards are so attractive!

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