Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Just Us Girls #201 Technique Challenge

This weeks Just Us Girls challenge is to make a shaker card.  I chose to make a beachy shaker.  The sand in this shaker is very special sand.  My daughter used to be a Flight Attendant.  On one of her trips she brought home a small jar of the pink sands of Bermuda.  It's hard to see in the picture, but up close and personal you can see pink flecks in the sand.  I used a Kraft card base for this card.  The pink layer is GKD Innocent Pink cardstock that I have embossed with a Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder.  I, also, scored a small section at the bottom for the greeting.  The greeting has a distressed look to it.  I stamped it with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  This layer was attached to a layer of GKD Powder Blue cardstock.  I tied some Doodle Twine blue and white twine and a blue button above the greeting.  I sponged the background of the focal image and attached a few shells.  The sand castle was stamped, colored and fussy cut.  Then attached to the background.  I used two layers of Scor-Tape to give enough clearance for the sand to fit between the background and the clear panel.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut some whirly gigs to decorate the outside of the frame.  This was attached to the card front.

Gina K. Designs Life's a Beach stamps
GKD Innocent Pink, Powder Blue & Kraft cardstock
Spellbinders Rectangles
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder
Doodle Twine
Bermuda Pink Sand


  1. Girl...You are hitting these challenges out of the park!!! This Shaker card is awesome! Love the story behind the sand...this might be a card I would have to keep if I had made it! Some special sand!! Thanks for being such a continuous supporter of the JUGS team~ !!!!

  2. Sand! Love it! Wish I could sink my feet into some of it! This is really very cute! Love it! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


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