Thursday, 11 June 2015

CC&S Challenge #128: Three Linear Squares

As soon as I saw Lizy’s sketch for this week at CAS Colours and Sketches, I knew what I was going to do! I have been wanting to make a card inspired by Stephanie (Mama Bear Ink) who made a lovely shaker card using vellum and was one of our weekly winners from last month.  I was also lucky enough to spend a day in Leeds over half term at a workshop run by Craftwork Cards where I finally met up with Julie Hickey, who I feel as though I’ve known for years! And by no means last, the colours from the photo over at the FUSION Challenge (blue skies and smooth sailing) drew everything together. So inspired by Lizy’s sketch, Stephanie’s card, FUSION's photo and some Craftwork Cards goodies, here is my DT card for this week:

The patterned papers are from a gorgeous CWC set called 'Harbour Bolulevard', ideally suited to male cards without being dull and gloomy! The choice of the 'anchor' paper was inspired by the photo at FUSION and fits with Lizy's sketch. Without boring the pants off anyone who is well-versed in making shaker cards, I reminded myself of the technique and picked up some tips by watching one of Jennifer McGuire's wonderful YouTube videos HERE. The windows are covered with a piece of printed vellum and I also adhered some CWC Candi inside the window base to act as 'stoppers' for some of the other elements.

As you can see I stuck faithfully to Lizy's sketch which is what I like to do as far as possible. The colours were inspired by the photo challenge, using different shades of blue with little bits of gold in the sentiment and the sparkles behind the windows.

Obviously I haven't used FUSION's sketch this time around as I followed our own at CC&S. I really enjoyed making this card and will definitely be doing some more. Now all I need is a special person to send it to - don't worry, I have someone in mind!!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper & Candi: Harbour Boulevard (Craftwork Cards)
Die: Classic Squares Large (Spellbinders)
Snippets: White linen cardstock, Printed vellum, Assorted sequins and sparkly bits!

A huge thank you to everyone that inspired me to make this card. Can't wait to see what you make using the DT's cards at CC&S to inspire you!
Thanks for visiting

Stef x


  1. That is such a subtle way to make a shaker and i lvoe those gentle seaside colours. Great card Stef.

  2. Oh, I love your take on this sketch. That printed vellum is amazing -you've used it so cleverly. Weren't the colours at Fusion delightful? Thanks for the nice comment you left me there.

  3. So beautiful! I just love the colours and that gull paper is perfect!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

    Deanne :)

  4. I would never have thought to turn this sketch into a shaker card but you've nailed it! Well done, Stef! :)

  5. Beautiful colours Stef! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

  6. This is so soft and delicate Stef, and really lovely! Great idea to make a shaker card too! :)
    Lizy xx