Thursday, January 29, 2015

I thank my lucky stars... {Mama Elephant}

Hello there!  I just got my January Mama Elephant order and wanted to dig into my new goodies! I love anything relating to stars and celestial themes, and as soon as I saw the new Shooting Star stamp set, it went onto my wishlist.  As soon as I could order it, it went into my cart.  Haha!

I am also so inspired by shaker cards, but they sort of terrify me.  I have never had much luck with them, UNTIL I got myself a pair of teflon coated scissors.  No more tape sticking to the blades.  Um, where have I been?!  There will be more shakers in my future for sure! 

Shooting Star

This card has several layers.  I started off with a white card base and then used the Peek a Frames die set to cut an A2 stitched rectangle from patterned paper.  Then I used the Femme Frames dies to cut the scalloped layer and the smaller rectangle.  I used the medium star from the the PTI Seeing Stars die collection to cut a shaker window in the small rectangle.  Then I used the largest star from the same die set cut from Berry Sorbet.  After I cut the large star, I centered the medium star on that diecut and cut again, making a frame.  Then I glued the frame around the shaker window. I backed the window with clear acetate and used the Lots of Stars die, the smiling star from the Shooting Star stamp set, and some sequins to fill the shaker.  I stamped some tiny stars from the stamp set on the backer panel using my new Moonlight ink before closing up the shaker.  I stamped, colored, and diecut the little girl and popped her on the card front using foam tape and then added some more sequins and tiny stars scattered on the outside of the shaker.

Here is a closeup of the inside...

Shooting Star

I am going to enter this card into a few challenges...

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Mama Elephant Shooting Star
Dies: Mama Elephant Shooting Star, Lots of Stars, Femme Frames, Peeka Frames, PTI Stars
Paper: PTI White, Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet, Silver Shimmer, Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mama Elephant Moonlight
Other: Copic Markers, Foam Tape, Avery Elle Sequins


Caryn said...

Argh Audrey! You're making me need this set so much! So cute - love your card.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so fabulous, Audrey! I love the peachy colours and wonderful layout to highlight the shaker!!

Yuki said...

This card is absolutely adorable! Love the colors and your shaker came out amazing! Looking forward to seeing more shaker cards :D!

Cheryl said...

Your shaker card is absolutely stunning, I need that stamp set it's gorgeous. tfs.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is very Adorable!!!! Love it!!!

cheiron said...

Such a cute shaker and fab coloring. Thank you so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

Amy White said...

What a sweet shaker card! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

Julie said...

Beautiful Shaker card! Love it!

Petti said...

Your cards are ultimately cute and pretty. Really admire your talent!