Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week's What If? Wednesday challenge is an inspiration photo:
Ahhh . . . don't those cute little daffs make you happy?!  That's when you know spring has sprung, when the daffodils start blooming.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
 My Mom's birthday was yesterday, and I created this card for her.  I started out by inking up the "Vase of Tulips" stamp and wiping the ink (very carefully) off the vase part and then stamped the tulip part.  Then I stamped the image onto a post-it note and fussy cut the tulips and leaves so I could use it as a mask.  Then I stamped the jar image over the mask and voila!  The tulips are in the jar instead of a vase.  Love it!!  I used my straight edge and craft knife to cut out the inside of the jar so I could make this fun shaker element.  I used a blue watercolor pencil to color on watercolor paper and then used a wet paintbrush to create a water look in the jar.
 I stamped the sentiment "Mom's like you fill the world with sunshine" onto vellum and attached it with these jeweled brads from SU!  Then I filled up the shaker with sequins and tiny yellow and gold seed beads and added just a bit of coarse white glitter.
And here is the inside of the card:

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "1317 Vase of Tulips"; "9705 Jar"; "4020 Moms like you . . ." and "9206 Beautiful Days"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Aurora Wings #27--Say it with Flowers
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Open Minded Challenge #4--Easter/Spring/Pastels
Creative Fingers #107--anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #194--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #153--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #359--CAS
MFT color challenge #43--white, daffodil, sour apple, berrylicious (the blue "water" in the jar)
Word Art Wednesday #227--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
{Pin}spirational Challenge #163--inspiration photo

Craftin' Desert Divas--shake it up
Pattie's Creations #121--Easter/Springtime
Clear It Out--Theme: Nature; Stash: greenery (green paper and green sequins)
Crafter's Cafe #147--what season are you in? (we are in full-fledged spring mode with all the flowers starting to open.  Leaves should start to bud, soon!)


Kathy S said...

Wow girl, you've really outdone yourself this week. This is so beautiful with the sparkly sequins and glitter for the vase. So creative.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh wow - shaker card, photo inspiration and Mom'scard all in one, you didagreat job. Love the jar you placed the flowers in.

Cheri said...

Heather, this is incredible! I'm sure it was a hit with your mom too!

MagsB said...

What a fab shaker card, Heather! So clever! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

love Mags B x

Marilyn Webb said...

Gorgeous shaker card!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Patti J said...

Oh, Heather! This is gorgeous! Love it! Great job with this challenge!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

sweet art designs said...

Well done, The inside is as pretty as the outside! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow fantastic Shaker Card. Amazing design, love the colours, great work.
Beautifully illustrated on your blog and a true pleasure to visit.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Gail said...

Howdy - Thank you for linking up at WAW - This is a lovely shaker card - a nice layout and fun! have a blessed week! Gail John 3:16

creationsnz said...

I love this, the flowers looks so great in a jar! CarolG

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fabulous design, Heather. Great masking, happy colors and I love the shaker. I'll bet your Mom does too. Thanks so much for joining our "Say it with Flowers" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Lynda said...

Beautiful :-) love the shaker card bit. Thankyou for joining us over at Open-minded Crafting Fun for our'easter/pastel colours' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda xx

cass said...

Wonderful idea for a shaker card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Seasons" challenge.

Billie A said...

Great card I love the spring feel and who doesn't love yellow flowers. I am so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your shaker card is beautiful!

Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge. A new one has just begun... I hope you'll check it out and play along with it, too!

Vic said...

What a gorgeous - and very clever - idea! Love the shaker part inside the jar! so effective! Its perfect for our challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Easter or Springtime Only" Challenge #121!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Heather - Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #121 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar. Also grab the 'I Won Badge'.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Unknown said...

Fantastic shaker card! I love that jar and those tulips are wonderful! The inside of the card is also really beautiful - nice finishing touch! Thank you for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT
Handmade By Hanne

Deanne Saunders said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper