17 September 2018

All Cylinders - alcohol marker, shaker

My card today is a masculine birthday card with a shaker featuring stamps by Unity Stamp Co with Spectrum Noir colouring, Lawn Fawn plaid, and a shake-shake-shaker.

Putting It Together

I like vintage cars. They have such style and panache. I was aiming for a powder blue finish on this one.

I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour the card on Marker paper by Strathmore.

I fussy cut the car because I wanted to put the shaker behind it.

The car is quite large and fills most of an A2 lengthwise. I did a dry fit including the circle die and a sentiment to get my spacing. To get the circle cut in the exact same place on the panels, I used removable adhesive to temporarily adhere them together and ran them through the Big Shot at the same time. I die cut the plaid a second time with a circle one size larger.

I cut two solid blue panels to sandwich the clear window so I could have a matte ring under the acetate.

I built my shaker and adhered it to a kraft card base then added the car with foam mounting tape to pop it up.

Inside, I stamped the sentiment and the front of the car in a dark blue.



Unity {show & tell}: Interactive Card
Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge: Blue Monochrome + Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Pop It Up
Seize the Birthday: Die Cuts
Art Impressions: Circle Elements


  1. I love the blue vintage car and the plaid background. But mostly I love that you made it a shaker and love your sentiment. Thanks for sharing this with the team at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  2. Such a great masculine design! Love it!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

  3. This card is so fun. Love the color!Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions.

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