colourQ 360!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I am on vacation this week from work and other than cleaning out the refrigerator I have no real plans.  I guess you can call this the ultimate relaxing stay-cation!  I have tentative plans to add crafting to my daily routine but I don't want to talk about it too much in case I jinx myself and it doesn't happen.  I usually spend a big chunk of my Sundays making all of my cards for the week but because I'm on vacation I didn't have to do that so this past Sunday I took my time and made just one!  Ooh-la-la!  The extra time allowed me to really think about my design and make a card that was a little more complicated than I usually do.

All of this is my lead up to the shaker card that I made using the new palette at colourQ.  I made a shaker because 1) I got a cool new stamp that is tailor made for shakers; 2) I have some cool sequins mixes that have names like Autumn Harvest and Festive Fall which fit perfectly with the colors of the challenge; 3)  shakers are way cool; and 4) the challenge this week at Can You Case It is, you guessed it, shakers.

Lessons learned on this card is to cut the circle from the cardstock first then stamp that bokeh burst image around the hole.  I did the opposite, and it was difficult to line up my circle die with the stamped image since it's done upside down.  If you look closely you'll see that it's off a bit.  It probably won't be all that noticeable to whoever receives this card, but I know it's not quite right!  I'm sure you can relate!!

Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck cleaning out the fridge.  I am sure I'll find some expired salad dressing in there somewhere!

And don't forget to pop on by colourQ and check out our latest challenge.  There's loads of inspiration to be found there and I hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Bokeh Burst Round (The Ton)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Soft Suede, Hello Honey (SU)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 die (My Favorite Things); Thanks Script die (Mama Elephant); Autumn Harvest sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Festive Fall Mix sequins (Neat & Tangled)

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16 Responses to “colourQ 360!”

Lisa said...

YAY for vacation, enjoy cleaning out your fridge LOL!! No really, enjoy your week!! Your card turned out beautifully, lovin' the dots!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love this fabulous shaker card!!! So cool!!! Enjoy your stay vay!!!

Amber said...

Jen this is a fabulous card, and thanks for the hint on cutting 1st... enjoy your stay-cation and craft-on! Thanks for playing along with CYCI - Amber, DTM

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Beautiful card, Jen! I love the clean and simple design you used! Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI this week! ~ Crystal

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Absolutely sweet and beautiful shaker, Jen! Love those fall colors.

Char Leasor said...

Great shaker card Jen. Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at CYCI? this week. Char

Happy Stamper said...

Oh! I love your splatters around your shaker! so perfect! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

Joyce said...

Your staycation sounds wonderful (except for the fridge cleaning bit). This is a wonderful shaker card. Love how you used all of our colors this week.

Christine Pennington said...

Hi Jen... what a beautiful card. Perfect fall card. Thanks for joining us at CYCI...-Christine

Kim said...

Jen this is a fabulous card. I love the bokeh stamp you used. So much easier than doing it by hand. Thanks for joining the challenge at Can You Case it? -Kim

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen this shaker is fantastic! And your overall design is so gorgeous the stamped Images the gold word--love!

HolyLise said...

These colors are awesome! And the sprinkles around the shaker are great!!!
Thanks for joining us at this week's CYCI challenge - Josefine

Sherri Thacker said...

This card is so pretty!! Love the shaker too!

Barbara Derksen said...

What FUN - such an eye catching card.

I know what you mean about us being critical of our cards...

Good luck cleaning your fridge, its always an adventure. I wonder if there is a card for that - haha, I'd send you one!


Berni Cuttino said...

What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted shaker. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

Cécile RIBON said...

One of the loveliest shaker card I've ever seen! So cheerfu. Love those colorful sprinkles !