Using My Stash – Pink Fresh Studio Shaker card

I’ve been a little MIA lately , sorry about that, but I was preparing for my first Christmas market sale this weekend! More of that at the end of my post.

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I didn’t really stop making cards though, just lagged a bit about writing about them here. You can find all my cards, as soon as I make them, here on Instagram. Today I’m continuing with my series of cards made from my stash as I slowly go through them, before I’m allowed to put them away! I used a die from Pink Fresh Studio and die cut it with my Big Shot Plus, from a card stock I had previously  coloured with my distress oxide inks. I then stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Versafine ink.

distress inked forest diecut main

For the shaker part, I cut out a piece of acetate from Hero Arts and glued it behind the                       diecut. I then put double sided foam adhesive under this panel, flipped it over so that the coloured panel was facing downwards and added the sequins. I carefully placed my card base onto the foam adhesive and my card was finished!

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This is a pic of  me at the Xmas market to sell my shadow box cards. It was a small affair, in a little 15th century chapel, with beautiful Frescos on the walls… but luckily with floor heating! No the Germans were not THAT advanced during the Middle Ages, the flooring was redone I was told, which is lucky for me as I’ve attended a few concerts in beautiful old cathedrals and chapels, freezing my toes off at the same time!

Anyway I digress. I had spent the last month preparing for this market and I really didn’t know what to expect and how many cards to make. So I ended up doing 70 cards, which if I didn’t sell, could easily be sent for Xmas gifts and my online sales. I even created a few special cards to show the sights of Ulm, the German city I’m living in! The card on the left shows the typical transport boat called the “Ulmer Schachtel” which was used to transport goods on the Danube River. It was made of wood and once the merchants sold their goods, they dismantled the boats, sold the wood and went home and made new ones!

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It was a 2 day affair, the first day lasting 10 hours, but I didn’t mind as it was a really good excuse to just sit and make crafts and paint without having to make meals for the kids…! ;)) It also didn’t hurt that I was provided free really good gluhwine!! People also liked watching me make the cards and paint my gift boxes.

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I used Prima Marketing Metallic accents paints to paint the Kraft boxes and you can see how they shine here! If practise makes perfect, I think I ‘m now an expert as I painted 30 of these boxes!!

Well thanks for stopping by and bearing with me until the end! I would love to hear your comments too. Have a great week!


I’m sharing my card over at:

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

just add ink.jpgJust Add Ink – Just add glitter. I hope my sequins count are glittery enough?

world wide design team.jpgWorld Wide Open Design Team Challenge – Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Anything Goes

11 thoughts on “Using My Stash – Pink Fresh Studio Shaker card

  1. Swweeeettty now I know why you are not around bloggy land
    sorry pardon me I am really sorry I was thinking hmm maybe Gwen is sick
    no no you were on this Christmas market wooow
    why dont you inviting us family Reeck
    I can ask my hubby to visiting your stand too
    or next year let me join you and bring some of my card and sell with you
    and we can crafting together there
    even not sell any of my card I will be happy to meet you and chit chat with you
    and congrats for ATSM
    you are on team B
    wooohoooo I am there and we are on the same number to commenting yaayyyy
    complete…neighbour…in ATSM…in a same team B and same number commenting
    how can I say…I am happy Gwen
    dont think I am crazy but happy being on the same team with you
    hugs from Munich to Ulm

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    1. uuh forget to tell…that card is beautiful blend of the colors and lovely shaker element too
      you looks relax on the photo
      and the shadow box card with light inside is COOOLL great and so creative Gwen
      biig hugs again

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  2. Beautiful cards, Gwendolyn, I’m sure you were a success at the Christmas market! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. Wow Gwendolyn, way to go! Those box cards on the table look absolutely fascinating! Really, its wonderful that you got to do it! Good luck for similar (or better) affairs in the future too!
    And your present card – love those pretty colors, and the die cut is is really pretty, isn’t it! I have to get a similar one for my stash too – added it to my never ending list! 🙂

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  4. What an awesome place to have a Xmas market! Your artwork is just beautiful, did you place a light inside the shadow box card? It looks like it’s glowing! The story behind the transport boats is fascinating, it’s amazing how inventive people were. Thanks for sharing!

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