Sunday, February 21, 2016

Find Your Wings

Find Your Wings

My Card. . . .

The Challenge for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week was Recycle/Upscale, I had this piece of metallic tissue paper that was a part of the packaging for a gift I received. I was going to throw it away but then decided to use for some texture on the back ground. I mixed some white glue with water making a decoupage and coated the panel, laid down the tissue paper, with crinkles in to create some texture then put more of the glue on top. While it was wet I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs and Broken China to give it some color and also did a light wash with some Galaxy Gold for some more shimmer. I put concentrated dots of color on the wrinkles of the tissue paper, the color just followed the wrinkle which I liked a lot.

I got a Recollections stamp set from Michael's this weekend, and used one of the feather stamps to put some images in the top right and bottom left corner. I only did the  Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet,  Broken China and Galaxy Gold because I didn't want the feather to pull to much away form the card.

I did use all the colors when I stamped the feathers on the card front so that the exposed part under the shaker wouldn't be stark white. I used brown, light pink, gold and teal sequins in the shaker and also on the card front.

I finished it with a saying form the stamp set stamped in black ink and adhered it with some foam tape.

I absolutely love this card, I think it is very beautiful and I will probably use this process again.

I made this card for the following challenges:

See you next time!



  1. Hi Fawn! I absolutely LOVE your shaker card. The background on this is absolutely stunning. I can clearly see that you've put a lot of effort into this, and it doesn't go unnoticed by me. I absolutely LOVE it! The color combination is also fantastic, so that made me even MORE drawn to it. Fabulous job! I'd like to invite you to come play along with us at a couple of really FUN challenges. I would be so blessed to have you play along at both, and hope to see you soon:

    CropStop - always Anything Goes

    Here's the link:

    Word Art Wednesday - always Anything Goes

    Here's that link:

    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth

  2. This is such a beautiful card! Love the great stamping and awesome design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. I love your background you have created by stamping. So pretty. Great shaker card. I love it. I am glad you played along Simon Says Stamp Shake it Up challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  4. Great idea to upcycle the tissue paper! You made it into a fantastic card! Love the shaker and feather elements. =)
    Craftin Desert Divas DT
    Thanks for joining us for Craftin Desert Divas "Nature's Wonder" Linky Party!

  5. Wow, such a pretty card!! I love all of those beautiful sequins. :)

    Thank you so much for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Nature's Wonders" Linky Party!
    ~DT Lori