Brilliant Rainbow Dies Shaker Card PP576

by Joanne James30. January 2022 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and since it is the fifth Sunday of the month I have a tic-tac-toe challenge for you to work with:


I designed this board with lots of things that I wanted to use so that when it came to making my card, I was spoilt for choice! In my excitement I duplicated the 'birthday' square and didn't notice until my dear teamie Nance had already made the challenge graphic, so I decided to go with it - we all need lots of excuses for birthday cards, right?! That said, I ended up going in a completely different direction! I used the layout from Jen M's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week (I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the left and flipped it on the vertical edge for a mirror image) and went across the top row of my board with rainbow/sparkle/diecut and made a fun rainbow shaker card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Brilliant Rainbow - Having firstly used some Pool Party ink and a blending brush to create a cloudy sky background, I used the largest of the Brilliant Rainbow Dies to cut the windows for my half rainbow. I backed these with a piece of window sheet, ready to create my shaker. 

Frosted Shaker - I chose the four colours for my rainbow stripes, then selected some co-ordinating beads from the frosted beads assortment in the mini catalogue for my shaker element. For added sparkle, I brushed the coloured back panels with clear Wink of Stella. The rainbow shaker effect is so pretty - here's a close-up to show it in more detail:


I used the foam adhesive strips to create four individual shaker elements so that I could keep the colours separate. It's worth noting that because of the size of the frosted beads, the shaker does need a double thickness of foam strips to allow your beads to shake freely. This does made the card quite thick, but I think it's worth it!

All Things Stitched - I used my Basic Borders Dies to create a border of white clouds and to make a stencil for my background, with a combination of a stitched circle and four layered stitched triangles behind for my sunshine. The sentiment is from the free Sale-A-Bration set 'Special Moments' and I paired it with another from the same set on the inside, with some faintly stencilled clouds behind:


I think this will make a nice special card to show appreciation for someone who went the extra mile, don't you?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Edit: Jen B chose my card as one of the princesses for FMS520 - yay!

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Comments (14) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/30/2022 5:24:55 PM #

So bright! So cheery! And a shaker card, too! What an amazing card, Joanne! What can I say about your cloudy always do a great job! I was surprised at first to see the second birthday, but I LOVED having it on the board twice. Yep! We all can use a few more birthday cards in our stash. Thank you for the awesome challenge, and have a wonderful week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/30/2022 6:57:36 PM #

This is super duper cute!  I totally glossed over those fun beads in the catalog...I'll need to take another look at them!  Using the rainbow cutouts as a shaker is ingenious!  You always come up with fun ideas!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/30/2022 9:36:08 PM #

Your shaker is just SO clever! I'm in awe. And your clouds are pretty and subtle so they let the rainbow shine.

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/31/2022 12:43:12 AM #

Such a bright happy card!  Love that you made a shaker card!

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
1/31/2022 1:22:21 AM #

I adore shaker cards and yours with the rainbow is bright and beautiful! Love your softly inked sky and adding the bold die cuts sets it off perfectly! Thanks, Joanne, for a great challenge.

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
1/31/2022 2:19:40 AM #

Brilliant rainbow shaker Joanne! It's so bright and happy, and the clouds are perfect for the sketch design. And I love the idea of double birthdays on the ttt board, even if it wasn't intentional. 😄

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
1/31/2022 2:26:24 PM #

I love your bright rainbow Joanne! It's great how the same set can create so many looks! Your shaker card is just adorable!! Thanks for a great tic-tac-toe challenge!!

Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
2/1/2022 1:36:13 AM #

What a fun and happy card! I love that you made it a shaker card too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
2/1/2022 2:27:26 AM #

This is just delightful! What a happy card and who doesn't love a shaker?!  So glad to see you this week at FMS!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/1/2022 8:49:28 AM #

The bright and cheery colors on this card remind me of the rainbow wallpaper I had in my bedroom as a small child, love it!  And I love how you added a bit of glitz to the rainbow too, what an awesome detail! (Also super impressed you got the sparkle to show up in a photograph, that is a challenge by itself!)

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
2/1/2022 10:43:16 AM #

What a delightful, colorful and cheerful take on the sketch, Joanne. I love that bright color rainbow shaker and the bold sun. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda Wetterlin
Linda WetterlinUnited States
2/1/2022 2:32:43 PM #

What a darling shaker rainbow with clouds and sun - really brings a smile!! Thanks for a fun challenge & inspiration at Paper Players!

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
2/3/2022 12:38:45 AM #

So bright and cheerful...really cute!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/5/2022 5:17:55 AM #

Rainbows, clouds and a shaker? Yes please! That adorable sun just takes this one over the top for me. Super cute! This was a fun challenge this week, my friend!

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