Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Waffle Flower Crafts' October Challenge

The fabulous team at Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge has chosen Shaker cards as their theme for October - what a fun way to shake Fall up, right?  and the perfect time to use my little JOY-filled prize again as the focal point of my own shaker card!

Week 1's team wants us to use two of more sections to add shaker elements to - I have had MANY failures when it comes to shaker bits not shaking - I perhaps was asking too much of myself this time?


But it worked!!!  Using their wonderful Stitched Diamond Panel Die, and a layer of foam tape on the positive parts of the panel, I was able to add these pretty little beads I bought a hundred years ago to the 'window' sections!  

My JOY was cut from Neenah Solar White, and Copic colored with BG10 - then a nice coat of Wink of Stella.  You'll have to take my word on that shine... but did you find the extra beads?  The JOY combination set comes with a layered die set, and tons of go-along sentiments that work perfectly with JOY - like the one I used today.  This time heat embossed using a glitter powder from WOW!

Thanks for stopping by, and leaving a bit of joy to my day!

=]  Michele

21 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

Another beauty my friend! I love the pearl and soft aqua 100 year old beads and the joy die cut (with the extra beads!!) together...so soft and lovely looking! Beautiful card Michele!! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

Oh my word, that was a labour of love. All those little windows, it would have finished me off. I know I would have got the sticky rape sticking to everything but it it should stick to. I am so glad you achieved it because it looks fabulous. I have loads of those little beads too and in all kinds of different colours xx

Cat Craig said...

Very pretty card...all those beads are fabulous.

Lisa Elton said...

Those antique aqua and white beads add just the right touch of frost to this fabulous creation! Pretty shaker card, Michele!

Linda Callahan said...

All of those delightful windows and beads......wowza! That is an amazing die cut and you made it even more fabulous!

TK said...

Love this, Michele! Congrats on getting a shaker to shake, and the bits inside are just as pretty as the frame and sentiment!

lostinpaper said...

A Multi shaker, this totally takes it to the next levely my friend! I adore this and not just cause it's plaid too.... but you know how I am with a plaid lol.

nancy littrell said...

Stunning shaker card with all the little bead compartments...so clever and creative, Michele. Beautiful die cut JOY and non-traditional Christmas colors too. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Mac Mable said...

The aqua with the white looks so delicate and so very pretty Michele x. Great job with the shaker, great patience and it worked brilliantly. I love the 'extra' beads and the cute little star. Such a creative and striking shaker card Michele x.

Stephanie L said...

This is gorgeous, and I LOVE the detail of hte beads in the "o" and that little bursty sequin at the end of the "y". fabulous!

Jeanne said...

Seeing your cards brings me so much joy and wonder, Michele! Yes, I saw the bits and the bitty burst at the end of the joy. Love the colors you used. That is a beautiful background die. What a wonderful, joy-filled shaker card. :)

Bonnie said...

Wow! I'm impressed, Michele! Shakers are not easy to corral and yet you've done it multiple times here! I have a bunch of those same shakers that have been gathering dust for years! Hmmm, maybe you've inspired me! Love the lattice die and the joy.

conil said...

Best word EVER Christmas Card. It's just perfect...those beads must make the ideal amount of noise to bring someone cheer. Beautifully done.

Bobby said...

That die must have been the ticket for you, Michele, because it worked beautifully for a shaker card. The color combo is so luxurious and the antique beads fill the squares so perfectly.

JulieP said...

These multiple window shakers are for the faint of heart. This is mah - velous!!! I do see those little beads and the star transparent element. Excellent touches!

Michelle said...

Wow, Michele! This is such a gorgeous card! I absolutely love it!

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous!!
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

How the heck? Okay..I am imagining you sticking foam to all those little areas... whatever, it turned out amazing!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun and pretty multi-shaper-window card, Michele! The aqua and clear seed beads are so pretty! Yes, I see the extra beads lounging in "O". The color of JOY perfectly matches the color of the aqua beads!
Hideko xx

Vikki H said...

Love the texture of the panel and the soft colored "joy"! So peaceful

Jeanne J. said...

I love the different colors in your shaker that match with the die cut elements. Like frosty icicles!