Sunday, October 5, 2014


Had another go at making a shaker card today - I find it rather time consuming, but maybe I'll get better at it if I make enough of them.  Also find them very difficult to photograph.  I used acetate with polka dot vellum for the background and sequins from my stash.   The first try on this card ended in the trash because I didn't think ahead to put the gold thread on first - had it all done and then no very good way to add it.
The sentiment is 3 layers of cardstock.  I put a little glue on ends of the thread to keep it from fraying. 

I think this would qualify as clean and simple (even tho I made it quite complicated it looks pretty clean) for Virginia's View challenge so will enter it in her challenge.  White space is a definite quality of clean and simple and if you would like to read a wonderful essay about white space definitely read this by Susan Raihala.

I always have a book going so am going to add "what I am reading" to my blog.  I just finished a wonderful novel - "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman - it is a fantastic novel about love and forgiveness - highly recommend.  Now I am reading "The King's Curse" by Phillippa Gregory - if you are familiar with "The Other Boleyn Girl" which she also wrote and was made into a movie, you might enjoy this book.  Most of the time I read British mysteries, but sometime veer off into other stuff.

Hero Arts D1104 (Ornament Die cut); DC116 (Fancy Cuts Christmas)

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments are so appreciated.  Betty


  1. I love how your shaker card turned out, Betty! Great choice of sequins and your die cut sentiment is perfect with this ornament! Of course I'm loving all the gold, too...very pretty card!

  2. This is lovely, Betty! I haven't tried a shaker card because it looks far too time consuming. If I ever have some extra time I'd like to try one because this is lovely!

  3. Betty...you are just so so sweet! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, you made me smile. I love your card, so impressed at your fabulous ornament shaker card, just beautiful.

  4. Totally awesome shaker card Betty. And you will love that book. I've read it and the "Other Boleyn Girl" too. Enjoy Philippa Gregory books.


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