The Best is Yet to Come

Good morning!

Today's post was inspired by some playtime I had with my Spectrum Noir markers. I've been doing a lot of ink blending with ink pads and my mini blending  tool but I wanted to see how nicely I could blend out a night sky using the Spectrum Noir. I'm glad I gave it a try because my colors ended up blending seamlessly and I was able to get a beautiful background. Once my ink  was dry I went ahead and stamped some small stars with some watermark ink and heat set them with some  gold embossing powder.

As part of the 30 day daily marker challenge I had colored a number of Ellies and so I thought I would use another one to add a smile to this card of encouragement. I decided to make this a shaker card and used my stitched circle dies to create the window in the front. I cut a rectangle out of some acetate to line the card front  and filled it in with some clear sparkles and some silver stars.

The face of my card is made with a Recollections card stock that has a bit of a translucent gold sheen over the front which lends a little more twinkle to this card, although it's not coming out in the in the photographs.

Once I had my shaker all set up with my sequins, I adhered it to the card base with some foam tape. To finish this one off,  I picked the sentiment and heat set it with some watermark ink and  silver embossing powder.

What have you created by accident when you were just playing around? I find I don't play enough (I always seem to have an idea in mind) but I'll have to do it more often.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Please click on the link above to learn more about this challenge and the wonderful folks who run it!

Dies - WPlus9, Unforgettable; Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Circles;
Stamps - WPlus9, Unforgettable; Mama Elephant, Up and Away;
Inks - Spectrum Noir, Markers; Versamark Ink, Watermark;
Other - Recollections cardstock, white gold; Recollections 110lb cardstock, white; Acetate sheet; Recollections Embossing Powder, Gold Tinsel; Stamp n Stuff Embossing Powder, Silver;

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful Thursday!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! Sorry for the delay but I've been having technical difficulty with my comments.. grr :p

  2. Love! The background is such a gorgeous shade

    1. Thanks!! That means a lot :) Thanks soo much for stopping in!

  3. Adorable shaker card! I love it! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  4. another lovely card!! Love it
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping 
    Hope to see you again next challenge
    Xx Tamara

    1. Thanks Tamara! I appreciate you stopping in! :)

  5. Oh my, this is SO CUTE!! Love your shaker element! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!


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